Board Member Elections

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 15 IHSA members elected by the GA.
c. The Executive Committee will consist of the President of the IHSA, the Secretary and a Treasurer.

Board Member Elections
During the each IHSA conference, a new board will be elected. Our board consists of 15 members with different backgrounds and expertise. We will update our website and members as soon as new elections are open.

Who can apply?
This upcoming election we will elect 8 individual members and 7 institutional members on the IHSA board. IHSA equally welcomes academic scholars, consultants, policy researchers, and reflective practitioners among the applicants.

Individual Members:
Anyone that is a member of the International Humanitarian Studies Association and has visited one of our conferences in the past. Self-nominated applications need to be endorsed by at least two other IHSA members. There are 8 spots available for elections. One of 8 will be chosen by the other board members as the President.

Institutional Members:
The IHSA board will invite institutions that are affiliated to IHSA to nominate one individual from their organization to be on the board. There are 7 spots available for elections of institutional board members.

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

The board will also be responsible for keeping financial records, preparing budgets and accounts and prepare an annual report (including a financial report).

How to apply?

Individual Members:
Existing board members can nominate new board members and members can nominate themselves by filling in the following individual board member application form and sending it to info@ihsa.info. Self-nominated applications need to be endorsed by at least two other IHSA members.

Institutional Members:
The IHSA board will invite institutions that are affiliated to IHSA to nominate one individual from their organization to be on the board. These individuals will run as themselves and at the same time represent their organization. The representatives for the institutions will be elected by the IHSA members. There are 7 spots available for elections of institutional board members. Do you think your institution will be interested? Please send us an email at info@ihsa.info

It will be the board’s responsibility to ensure geographical representation. If the elected board members do not have the required representation, the board will have the possibility to appoint board members. The President will be elected by the board.