IHSA Governance

The IHSA board consists out of the following bodies:

a. The General Assembly consists of all members of the IHSA.
b. The Board consists of 8 individual members and 7 institutional members elected by the GA.
c. The Executive Committee will consist of the President of the IHSA, the Secretary and a Treasurer.

Download the IHSA Statutes under the button below:

During the IHSA member meeting at the 2018 conference in the Hague, a new board was chosen. Find out what our new board looks like here.

 

What is expected from board members?
– Attend 4 to 6 Skype meetings of 1 hour a year (a bit more during a conference year)
– Input on reading materials
– Support the promotion of the activities of the association
– Active contribution to the development of IHSA as a professional studies association
– Representing the association at international fora of relevance to IHSA
– Possibility to be a theme coordinator for the bi-annual conference
– Option to run for positions like, treasurer, secretary and president of the association
– Possibilities to start a study group on a specific topic

Are you interested in joining the board?
Download and fill in an application form and send it in to info@ihsa.info.

There are still spots available on the current board, however because IHSA promotes to keep the board geographically diverse, these lasts spots are reserved for members from the global South. In order to maintain and support this diversification we have organized a committee surrounding this topic. You can read below what they do:

Committee on Diversity and Outreach
The group has three main objectives revolving around the themes of diversity and outreach. The first involves finding ways to diversify the composition of the IHSA board itself, to give voice to different perspectives in strategic planning for the association. The second is to support the diversification of the IHSA membership, in order to provide opportunities to a wide range of practitioners and academics engaged with humanitarian studies. And finally, the third objective is to develop innovative outreach activities to meet the first to objectives. As a general principle, diversity is not a goal in itself, but rather the creation of a vibrant and inclusive humanitarian studies community, one which is mutually supportive and sensitive to a wide range of voices.

Current members of the committee are: Chris Cushing, Mohamed Jelle, Andrew Cunningham and Julia Steets.

For further information on the committee and its activities please contact: info@ihsa.info