Advisory Vote

The INS Nominating Committee developed a slate of approved candidates to be considered for five open positions on the Board of Directors, one position on the Nominating Committee, and one position on the Student/Postdoc Committee to serve as chair of the committee and as a student representative to the Board and other select committees.

Members of the Society are invited to submit a ballot to recommend people from the slate of candidates for these positions. You must be a current INS member to vote and you may vote only once. Ballots are due by September 17 at 5:00pm (EDT).

At the conclusion of the advisory vote, the Nominating Committee shall present a final slate of candidates to the Board. The Board will then make final appointment decisions, in compliance with California laws governing the Society. New members of the Board and committees will take office at the next annual meeting.

The advisory vote has concluded.

Diversity and Representation

The International Neuroethics Society remains dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse culture in neuroethics. As part of this commitment, the INS aims to maintain a Board of Directors and committees of dedicated people who represent the diverse membership and reflect a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives, including, but not limited to, diversity of race, ethnicity, geography, nationality, discipline, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Please keep this directive in mind when casting your ballot and consider the respective responsibilities of the Board, committee and chair.

Candidates

Links to candidate statements of interest, bios, and CVs are listed below. We encourage you to learn more about each of the candidates and about the current members on the Board of Directors and other committees and task forces of the Society.

Members of the Board of Directors

Nominating Committee Member

Student/Postdoc Committee Chair

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Duties and Responsibilities

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (Board) of the International Neuroethics Society (INS/the Society/the Organization) will consist of fifteen (15) individuals with staggered three-year terms. Elected terms of Board members, the President, and the President-Elect begin at the end of the business meeting of the Annual Meeting of the Society. Board members may serve up to three (3) consecutive three-year terms. After an interruption of one (1) year a Board member may be re-elected to the Board. Current Board members who have already served more than nine (9) years, may complete their current term before rotating off the Board. The Board should have a diverse membership, reflecting a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives, including, but not limited to, diversity of race, ethnicity, geography, nationality, discipline, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The Board is primarily responsible for ensuring the long-term stability and integrity of the organization, and members are expected to foster its continued viability and growth of the organization. The responsibilities of Board members are to: attend and participate in in-person and teleconferenced Board meetings; Pledge to contribute resources for the organization in the form of sponsorships, donations, identification of partners, and other funding opportunities in recognition of the necessity of diverse income sources for the sustainability and growth of the Organization; Promote the Society’s visibility to peers, colleagues and communities, including in speaking materials, communication with other organizations/individuals, and in Society credentials on personal and affiliation websites and social media; Serve on at least one Society Committee or Task Force each year and/or chair a function, meeting, or similar endeavor.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee consists of a Chair and two members of the Board, appointed and voted on by the Full Board of Directors — who shall include members of the Full Board who are not members of the Executive Committee and one representative from the Student/Post-doc Committee — and five additional Committee members elected by a vote of the general membership to inform a final recommendation by the Nominating Committee to the Full Board. The Nominating Committee shall report to the Full Board of Directors. All matters advanced by the Nominating Committee shall be voted on by the Full Board. The Full Board appoints the new members to the Board or renews the terms of existing members. Only Society members are eligible to serve on the Nominating Committee and may be self-nominated or nominated by another member. The term length for members of the Nominating Committee shall be two years. Members of the Nominating Committee may serve for two consecutive terms, if elected and approved by the Board of Directors, but shall not serve for longer  7 than two consecutive terms on the Committee.

The responsibilities of the Nominating Committee are to: Suggest new candidates for Board membership to replace those Board members with expiring terms or for a seat that is otherwise open; Recommend a slate of candidates including at least as many possible members as there are openings on the Board, and up to twice as many as there are openings on the Board; Take into account the needs for balance and diversity in the membership of the Board; Solicit and nominate President-Elect candidates to the full Board of Directors; and Review nominees from the general membership to the Nominating Committee before the election.

Student/Postdoc Committee and Chair

The Student/Post-Doc Committee consists of a Chair approved by the Full Board of the Society, an established INS member who will serve as a Faculty Mentor to the committee, and a minimum of 4-6 trainee members selected by the Chair from the general membership of the Society. The Nominating Committee shall propose nominees for the Chair of the Student/Post-Doc Committee, and may do so through solicitation or by a non-binding advisory election by the general membership. The Committee shall report to the Full Board of the Society. The term length for members of the Committee shall be two years. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Chair and Faculty Mentor and may serve for two consecutive terms, if so appointed and still eligible to serve, but shall not serve for longer than two consecutive terms on the Committee.

Responsibilities of the Student/Postdoc Committee are to: Represent the interests of student, trainee and early-career members of the Society; Make recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives for student and postdoc members; Participate in the conference calls of the Board of Directors; Announce and chair the conference calls of the Student/Postdoc Committee; Oversee and adjudicate the Essay Contest.

The Student/Postdoc Committee chair is responsible for coordinating the activities of the committee, appointing new members to the committee in coordination with the Mentor, and reporting to the full Board on the interests of student, trainee and early-career members of the Society. The term length for the Chair is two years. The Chair is approved by the Board and serves as a student representative to the Board.

 

Ballots are due by September 17 at 5:00pm (EDT). You must be a current INS member to vote and you may vote only once. Thank you for communicating your preferences.

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