[KS] Elections to the AKSE Council

James B. Lewis jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 14 10:56:01 EST 2016





In connection with the upcoming AKSE Conference to be held at Prague 
(20-23 April 2017), there will be elections for *two Ordinary Members of 
Council*. The following details of the constitution can also be found on 
the AKSE website ( 

The current Constitution of AKSE states://


/“//The Council of the Association shall consist of 8 members: /

·/a President;/

·/a Vice-President; /

·/a Secretary; /

·/a Treasurer; /

·/a Councillor for Public Relations; /

·/a Councillor for Membership Affairs; /

·/and  two other persons./

/The members of the Council must be *Full Members of the Association*, 
and *_shall be elected at Membership Meetings_*. Members of the Council 
shall be expected to serve normally for a period of *four years*.
_Vacancies on the Council _arising between Membership Meetings *shall be 
filled by co-option or by transfer of duties within the Council.* 
Members shall be notified of any such changes.”/

AKSE members in good standing are invited to nominate candidates for 
*two Ordinary Members of Council*. Self-nominations are not accepted. 
Because we hope for the widest possible representation, when nominating 
people, please consult the website for the current Council 
<>) and consider 
regional, disciplinary, and gender distributions in nominating new members.

Nominations of candidates should be sent to the AKSE President by *15 
March 2017*for election at the Prague Conference, and contain:

·The nominee’s name, the nominators’ names (at least two names)

·The written consent of the nominee

·A short statement of intent from the candidate

NOTE: All AKSE members in good standing are eligible for Council membership.

Except for the President’s position, other positions within the AKSE 
Council will be distributed among the elected Council members as 

At the Prague Conference, the Council will also propose and seek 
acceptance from the membership for the following appointments within the 

·The current conference organiser has traditionally become the 
*Vice-President* to provide continuity for the next conference.

·The next AKSE Conference organizer will automatically become the next 
*Secretary*, so the position is linked to the venue of the next conference.

·Toensure continuity and financial stability of the Association, it has 
been customary for the *Treasurer* to be able to stay in the Council for 
more than 4 years.

The names of candidates for the two Council positions will be put on the 
AKSE website approximately one month before the AKSE Conference in 
Prague, or by 15 March 2017.

*Council members leaving in 2017**:*

Ordinary Members: Sonja Häußler, Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan (to be replaced 
by election), and Vice-President Marion Eggert (to be replaced by Miriam 
Löwensteinová, who is organizing the Prague Conference).

AKSE Council

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