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Election of new IFAAMAS Board Members

IFAAMAS will soon be running its next biennial elections to choose 9 new board members (i.e., replacing 1/3 of the board). Eligible voters, and candidates, in the election are those who have attended at least 2 out of the last 4 AAMAS conferences. The list of eligible voters and candidates can be found here. All eligible voters should have received instructions about the elections process and a call for nominations. To report problems or enquiry about the election process please contact the Chair of the Elections Committee, Matthijs Spaan, by sending an email to "ifaamas <DASH> elections <AT>".


Candidates for the election must be members of the IFAAMAS community (i.e., their name must be on the list of eligible voters). A candidate for the Board must be nominated and seconded by members of the IFAAMAS community (as published here) or nominated by a current member of the IFAAMAS Board of Directors. A retiring Board member who has served a full six-year term may not immediately stand for re-election. If in doubt about eligibility or the nomination process, please send questions to "ifaamas <DASH> elections <AT>".

Before nominating or seconding a candidate, you should confirm that the nominee is willing to serve. The nomination should include a short statement and bio (1 page maximum, PDF format) presenting the candidate's background, previous service to the field, and issues they would address as a Board member. Nominations must be sent to "ifaamas <DASH> elections <AT>" from 31st January to 20th February 2020. The nomination statements of the elected candidates in the last IFAAMAS Board election can still be found here, to be used as examples for the statement required for nomination. From the nominations, the Elections Committee will draw up a list of candidates, followed by the voting to elect the new Board members.

IFAAMAS represents the entire AAMAS community and is therefore interested in encouraging diversity in all its various forms (including but not limited to regional, gender, and research area) among candidates and on the Board. Regarding geographical balance, of the 18 members remaining on the Board there are 6 from the Americas (of which 5 from the USA), 7 from Europe, 2 from the Middle East, and 3 from Asia-Pacific. Regarding gender diversity, of those 18 Board members there are 5 women and 13 men. The IFAAMAS Elections Committee thus wishes to particularly encourage the nomination of candidates based outside of Europe and the US, as well as the nomination of female candidates.

These are the statements of the elected candidates in the 2018 IFAAMAS Board election: