Governing Board

The ISC Governing Board is mandated by the General Assembly (GA) to implement the decisions of the GA, with the help of the ISC Secretariat.

The current Governing Board of the International Science Council was elected at the 2nd General Assembly on 14 October 2021 for a designated period of three years. The Governing Board consists of 16 members, including the President, the President-elect – who will assume the Presidency at the next General Assembly in 2024 – as well as three Vice-Presidents and ten additional ordinary members. The ISC Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member.

The Governing Board is one of the key decision-making bodies of the International Science Council providing scientific and strategic leadership to oversee achievement of the Council’s vision, mission, principles and values, and to secure the financial and management robustness of the Council.


ISC Governing Board Officers

Peter Gluckman
(Medicine)

President

Motoko Kotani
(Mathematics)

President-elect

Sawako Shirahase
(Sociology)

Vice-President for Finance

Anne Husebekk
(Medicine)

Vice-President for Freedom and Responsibility in Science

Salim Abdool Karim
(Medicine)

Vice-President for Outreach and Engagement

ISC Governing Board Ordinary Members

Karina Batthyány
(Sociology)

Françoise Baylis
(Bioethics, philosophy)

Geoffrey Boulton
(Geology)

Melody Burkins
(Geology, ecosystem studies)

Mei-hung Chiu
(Chemistry, science education)

Pamela Matson
(Environmental science)

Helena Nader
(Biomedical sciences)

Walter Oyawa
(Civil engineering)

Maria Paradiso
(Geography)

Martin Visbeck
(Oceanography)

Ex-Officio

Heide Hackmann

ISC Chief Executive Officer

Governing Board 2018 – 2021


The 2018 – 2021 Governing Board of the International Science Council was elected at the 1st General Assembly in Paris on 4 July 2018 for a designated period of three years. The 2018 – 2021 Governing Board consists of 16 members, including the President, the President-elect, who would assume the Presidency at the 2nd General Assembly in 2021, as well as four further officers and ten additional ordinary members.

Daya Reddy

President

Peter Gluckman

President-elect

Elisa Reis

Vice-President

LI Jinghai

Vice-President

Alik Ismail-Zadeh

Secretary

Renée van Kessel

Treasurer

Geoffrey Boulton

Ordinary Member

Melody Burkins

Ordinary Member

Saths Cooper

Ordinary Member

Anna Davies

Ordinary Member

Pearl Dykstra

Ordinary Member

Sirimali Fernando

Ordinary Member

Ruth Fincher

Ordinary Member

James C. Liao

Ordinary Member

Natalia Tarasova

Ordinary Member

Martin Visbeck

Ordinary Member

Heide Hackmann

Ex-Officio

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