REL Executive Committee Elections: Chair and Vice-Chair, January 2022
The Religion & International Relations (REL) section of ISA requests nominations for the post of Chair and Vice-Chair, for a term of two years from April 2022. Nominations must be submitted by 10 January 2022. Elections for the posts will be held on 15-17 January.
When nominating someone for Chair or Vice-Chair, please include a c.200 word statement explaining why the nominee would make a suitable Chair or Vice-Chair of REL. Nominees may self-nominate. Do not nominate someone without their permission. All nominees must be REL members.
Please send names of nominees and c.200 word statements to Anita Weiss, REL Member-at-Large, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 January.
The Chair's responsibilities include: to call meetings and preside at them, coordinate section activities, oversee the Executive Committee, act as liaison with the ISA and with the REL membership, and be the official spokesperson of the REL.
The Vice Chair/Program Chair's responsibilities include: to assist the Chair in liaison activities and in preparing the annual report. The Vice Chair presents the report at the AGM. As Program Chair, she/he is responsible for organising the REL-sponsored panels at the ISA annual convention.
Elections for the remaining executive member posts: Secretary, Awards Chair, Communications Chair, and four Members-at-Large will take place in 2023.
Explanation of REL Executive Committee terms of office
Due to an oversight, the REL executive committee needs to redefine its terms of office, in order to bring them all in line with the REL Charter.
Henceforward, all REL executive committee members will serve two years, in accordance with the REL Charter. In order to build continuity and facilitate a transfer of organizational knowledge, only part of the Executive Committee will be elected each year. To facilitate this, elections will be staggered as such: Chair and Vice Chair will be elected next year, January 2022, and in every even-numbered year after that. Elections for the remainder of the officers of the REL executive committee will take place in January 2023 and every odd-numbered year thereafter. Learn about the current incumbents at: About Us/Leadership
Further details of the election and electoral process to follow.