Dear RC06 members,

Following detailed discussions over the last year, the ISA Executive Committee has voted to propose changes to the organization of ISA. The proposed changes involve the re-composition of the program committee for World Congresses that will give wider representation to Research Committees and National Associations and enable future ISA Presidents to play a more direct role in shaping World Congress programs. If the proposals pass then they will take effect at the 2014 World Congress in Yokohama.

The proposals involve changes to the ISA Statutes and By-laws. This requires a vote from the Assembly of Councils, which is composed of the representatives of Research Committees and National Associations.

Details of the change can be found here, where you will find the details of the proposed changes, rationales for and against the changes and the corresponding modifications to the ISA Statutes and By-laws. All 4 documents are in the three official languages of the ISA, but the English version will govern in case of ambiguity.

Therefore, we need to discuss these changes with our members. Please send us your comments directly, so we can vote accordingly.