Committee Membership

The Council conducts much of its work through an Executive Committee, a Finance Committee, a Membership Committee, a Program Committee, and an Outreach, Capacity Building, and Science Engagement Committee.

Michael Clegg, Council Chair
Alexei Gvishiani, Vice Chair

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (Terms of Reference (ToR) is composed of the officers of the Council and any additional elected representatives. The Executive Committee meets at the request of the Council Chair and is authorized under specific instructions from the Council to act on its behalf to carry out established Council policies between sessions of the Council. Members currently are: 

  • Michael Clegg (Council Chair)
  • Alexei Gvishiani (Vice Chair)
  • Prabhat Ranjan (Vice Chair)
  • Gerhard Glatzel
  • Helga Weisz
  • Kazu Takemoto
  • Kirsten Broch Mathisen
  • Kuntoro Mangkusubroto*
  • Duncan Wingham*

    * For one year (until 31 December 2017)

The Finance Committee

The Finance Committee (Terms of Reference (ToR), is established as a Committee of the Council under the provisions of Section 3 of Article VII of the IIASA Charter. It is charged with the responsibility for ensuring that the Council is kept informed of all financial matters pertaining to the Institute, and supervises matters of accounting and audit, annual payments of NMOs, realizations of royalties and other revenues, and annual financial reports. Each Finance Committee member receives a quarterly financial report from the institute’s financial controller, and the Finance Committee chair meets with the institute’s external auditors to review the results of the annual audit. Members currently are:

  • Gerhard Glatzel (Chair)
  • Ingrid Petersson (Vice Chair)
  • Asma Ismail
  • Gansen Pillay

The Membership Committee

The Membership Committee (Terms of Reference (ToR) is responsible for proposing guidelines for membership policy to be approved by the Council; defining admission procedures to be approved by the Executive Committee; actively following new membership applications to prepare for the Council decision; and reporting to the Executive Committee as necessary between sessions of the Council. Members currently are: 

  • Helga Weisz (Chair)
  • Stan Gielen (Vice Chair)
  • Mahmoud M. Sakr
  • Anatoly Zagorodny

The Program Committee

The Program Committee (Terms of Reference (ToR) was established to focus on the Council’s responsibilities with respect to IIASA research activities, overseeing approval of the IIASA Research Plan and the external review processes. These responsibilities are designed to facilitate the Council’s decision regarding the initiation and termination of research programs, review of the IIASA research progress report, and the evaluation of ongoing research programs.

The Program Committee works closely with the Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Director/CEO in the initiation of the five-year research programs. Members currently are:

  • Kazu Takemoto (Chair)
  • Concepta (Connie) McManus Pimentel (Vice Chair)
  • Moo Je Cho
  • Lea Kauppi 
  • Nosratollah Zargham
  • Duncan Wingham 

Outreach, Capacity Building, and Science Engagement Committee

The Outreach, Capacity Building, and Science Engagement Committee (Terms of Reference (ToR) has been established to oversee and support IIASA capacity building and communication activities. Current members are:

  • Kirsten Broch Mathisen (Chair)
  • Congqiang Liu (Vice Chair)
  • Ninh Khac Ban
  • Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
  • Enrique De Alba/Julia Taguena
  • Peter Mayfield

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Last edited: 02 November 2017


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