Member nominations for 2017 Council elections


Elections for IUSSP Officers and Council members for 2018-2021 will take place from 30 July to 1 October 2017. Following the procedure outlined in the IUSSP Constitution (article 11), the Committee on Nominations has prepared a first list of candidates (see below).


IUSSP members are now invited to propose additional members as candidates:  

  • Member-proposed candidate information must be received at IUSSP Secretariat no later than 15 June 2017
  • Additional nominations must clearly indicate the office or Council seat, including which slate: regional (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America) or at large Council member.
  • Additional nominations must be seconded by at least fifteen current members of the IUSSP of at least five different citizenships and accompanied by the written acceptance of the nominated person.


Please send all nomination materials to IUSSP Executive Director Mary Ellen Zuppan, either by post or electronically, in one email entitled “Election 2017 - Nomination” (followed by the name of the candidate) and addressed to Support letters can be scanned or attached as Word or PDF files, with electronic signatures.

Candidates proposed by the Committee on Nominations:

Vice President
(President Elect 2022-25)

(1 seat, two nominees)

Wang Feng 
Shireen Jejeebhoy 
Secretary General and

(1 seat, two nominees)
Patrick Deboosere
Nico van Nimwegen
Council member
   for Africa

(1 seat, two nominees)
Ayaga Bawah 
Jean-Francois Kobiané
(Burkina Faso)
Council member
   for Asia and Oceania

(1 seat, two nominees)
Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi
Samir KC 
Council member
   for Europe

(1 seat, two nominees)
Mikko Myrskylä 
Clémentine Rossier
Council member
   for Latin-America

(1 seat, two nominees)
Wanda Cabella
Suzana Cavenaghi 
Council member
  for North-America

(1 seat, two nominees)
Irma Elo 
(United States)
David Lam 
(United States)
Council Member at large  (4 seats*, 8 nominees)
Sajeda Amin
Samuel Clark
(United States) 
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue
Edith Gray
Fernando Lozano
Letizia Mencarini
France Meslé
Zitha Mokomane

*Based on the assumption that IUSSP membership remains below 2,000 on 30 June 2017.


– Read the Committee on Nominations’ report –