Council and Committee on Nominations Elections


Elections for IUSSP Officers and Council members for 2022-2025 will take place from 15 September to 27 October 2021. IUSSP Members are also invited to elect members for the 2025 Committee on Nominations. 


IUSSP election procedures


The electoral list comprises all the members who were up to date on 15 August 2021 (including members in grace). 


  • Elections will be held via the Internet, using a secure external online voting company. Eligible members will receive an email to access the ballot and vote.
  • The electoral procedure will be controlled by an Election Committee composed of three IUSSP members: Rajib Acharya, Wanda Cabella and Gilles Pison. 
  • The rules governing IUSSP elections can be found in the IUSSP Constitution (article 10 and by-law 2).
Members on the electoral list who have not received their ballot email sent from should contact the IUSSP at


Election of members of the 2022-2025 Council

The Committee on Nominations nominated 2 candidates for each position on Council, including the two officer positions: the Vice President and the Secretary General and Treasurer. In the IUSSP Constitution, the Vice President succeeds to the President, who is therefore not elected directly. The ballot, however, will include a vote to elect the outgoing IUSSP President as Honorary President. 


Members had been invited to nominate additional candidates for Council but no additional candidates were proposed.

Candidates for the 2022-2025 Council:

Vice President
(President Elect 2026-29)

(1 seat, two nominees)

Jane Falkingham
(United Kingdom)
Laura Rodriguez Wong
Secretary General and

(1 seat, two nominees)
Nico van Nimwegen
Rebecca Sear
(United Kingdom)
Council member
   for Africa

(1 seat, two nominees)
Nkechi Owoo
Ndola Prata
Council member
   for Asia and Oceania

(1 seat, two nominees)
Edith Gray
Leiwen Jiang
Council member
   for Europe

(1 seat, two nominees)
Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak
Albert Esteve
Council member
   for Latin-America

(1 seat, two nominees)
Irene Casique
Marcela Cerrutti 
Council member
  for North America

(1 seat, two nominees)
Samuel Clark
(United States) 
Ann Moore
(United States)
Council Member at large  (4 seats, 8 nominees)
Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi
 (Iran, Isl. Rep.)
Akanni Akinyemi
Aris Ananta
Shelley Clark
Géraldine Duthé
Georges Guiella
(Burkina Faso) 
Ignacio Pardo
John Santelli
(United States) 


– Read the Committee on Nominations’ report –


Election of members of the 2025 Committee on Nominations


Since the new Constitution approved in 2017, the Committee on Nominations is now elected by IUSSP members (except for its chair, who is the outgoing President). A list of candidates has been selected by the Council for the members to choose from. Members will select one candidate per region. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes in each region shall be declared elected.


Candidates for the 2025 Committee on Nominations: 



– Click on the candidates' names to access their member profile.


Note that since the Council decided to propose only two candidates for each region, the requirement previously included in the by-laws that candidates be from at least 10 different nationalities (which implied there always needed to be 1 candidate from the US and 1 from Canada) was removed through a unanimous vote of Council members. The Council will naturally aim to propose candidates that reflect the diversity of IUSSP members, whether geographic, disciplinary, or other.