Committees and Task Forces 2021-2022

IAMCR has various standing committees, task forces, and commissions.

Standing Committees are permanent bodies of the International Council with remits aimed at fulfilling key ongoing tasks within the organisation.

Task Forces or Ad hoc committees are permanent or temporary bodies of the International Council that fulfil other purposes.

Executive Board Commissions are entities that are mandated by the Executive Board to provide support in relation to a particular set of tasks defined by the Executive Board. The Executive Board is accountable towards the International Council for the work of the Commissions.

Standing Committees

  • Environmental Impact Committee
    Chair: Graham Murdock [contact]
    Vice-Chairs: Bene Brevini, Alana Mann and Jeremy Swartz
    Members: Anabela Carvalho, Julie Doyle, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Anders Hansen, Sadia Jamil, Tawana Kupe, Chris Paterson and Gerard Goggin (EB liaison)
  • Finance Committee
    Chair: Elske van de Fliert [contact]
    Members: Beate Josephi, Robin Mansell and Sandra Ristovska
  • Legal Committee
    Chair: Philippe Maarek [contact]
    Members: Adilson Cabral, Anastasia Grusha, Friedrich Krotz, Stefania Milan, Jo Pierson, Cees J. Hamelink (Honorary permanent member) and Nico Carpentier (EB liaison)
  • Conference Committee
    Chair: Gerard Goggin
  • Membership Committee
    Chair: Helena Sousa [contact]
    Members: Yik Chan Chin, Olesya Venger, Leah Jerop Komen, Jude William Genilo, Valeria Zamisch (IAMCR Secretariat) and Gerard Goggin (EB liaison)
  • Publications Committee
    Chair: Maria Michalis [contact]
    Members: Luis Albornoz, Marjan de Bruin, Sarah Cardey, Changfeng Chen, Joe Khalil, Levi Obonyo, Claudia Padovani, Pradip Thomas, Janet Wasko and Usha Raman (EB liaison)
  • Scholarly Review Committee
    Chair: Thomas Jacobson [contact]
    Members: Aimée Vega Montiel, John Sinclair, Robin Mansell, Jo Pierson, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Denize Araujo, Marjan de Bruin, Changfeng Chen, Sandra Ristovska and Usha Raman (EB liaison)

Task Forces

Executive Board Commissions

  • Conference Organising Committee Beijing 2022
    Chair: Gerard Goggin [contact] 
    Members: Elske van de Fliert, Bruce Girard, Nico Carpentier, Changfeng Chen, Min Hang and Yik Chan Chin.
  • Evaluation Committee for the Section/Working Group and Committee/Task Force funds
    : Elske van de Fliert [contact]
    Members: Kaitlynn Mendes, Maria Michalis, Sandra Ristovska and Bruce Girard (non-voting member)
  • Clearinghouse for Public Statements
    Chair: Robin Mansell [contact]
    Members: Eno Akpabio, Abida Ashraf, Nancy Booker, Martin Becerra, Andrew Calabrese, Lauren Dyll, Flor Enghel, Divina Frau-Meigs, Audrey Gadzekpo, Cherian George, Rodrigo Gomez, Gholam Khiabany, Graham Murdock, Hillel Nossek, Vinod Pavarala, Sandra Ristovska, Takesato Watanabe and Nico Carpentier (EB liaison)
  • Commission on IAMCR History
    Chair: Jörg Becker [contact]
    Members: Binod Agrawal, Cees Hamelink, Robin Mansell, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Sandra Ristovska, Eduardo Enrique Villanueva Mansilla and Usha Raman (EB liaison)

Award Juries

  • Schiller Award Selection Committee
    : Richard Maxwell
    Members: Helena Sousa and Peichi Chung
  • Smythe Award Selection Committee
    : John Sinclair
    Members: Ben Birkinbine and Yuezhi Zhao
  • Stuart Hall Award Selection Committee
    : Hopeton Dunn
    : Graham Murdock, Usha Raman, Sandra Ristovska, Garry Whannel and Audrey Gadzekpo
  • Urban Communication Foundation Grant Selection Committee 2021
    : Janet Wasko
    Members: Susan Drucker, Gary Gumpert, Cees Hamelink and Nico Carpentier
  • Climate Communication Research Fellowship Selection Committee 2021
    : Graham Murdock
    Members: Julie Doyle, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Tawana Kupe, Carrie P. Freeman and Hanna E. Morris.
  • UNICEF/IAMCR Communication for Development Research Fund 2021
    ChairElske van de Fliert
    Members: Thomas Jacobson, Andrew Carlson, Sohini Bhattacharya, Joumana Kalot, Vinod Pavarala and Bruce Girard (non-voting)