President: Alberto Martinelli
Vice President for Scientific Planning and Review: Elisa Reis
Vice President for Information and Communications Outreach: Saths Cooper
Treasurer: Michel Sabourin
Jose Alvaro Moises
Jose Alvaro Moises is Professor of the Department of Political Science; Director of the Center for Public Policy Research (NUPPs) at the University of São Paulo. He has an MA in Politics and Government from the University of Essex (1972) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (1978). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association – IPSA, Chair of the Research Committee on the Quality of Democracy of IPSA, Editor of the website qualidadedademocracia.com.br, was visiting-fellow at St. Antony´s College (1991-92) at Oxford University, and served as member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Association of Sociology (1981-1983). He was also National Secretary for Cultural Support (1995-1998) and National Secretary for Audiovisual Development (1999-2002) of the Ministry of Culture under Fernando Henrique Cardoso´s administration in Brazil.
Prof Thomas Reuter is a Future Fellow (ARC) at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute. After obtaining his PhD from ANU in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University, held post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at Melbourne, and a Research Fellowship at Monash University. He was President of the Australian Anthropological Association (2002-2005) and the chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (2008-2012). He is Senior Vice-President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Research in Indonesia and East Timor has focused on social movements, religion, political elites, food security and globalisation.
Renee van Kessel-Hagesteijn
Dr Renee R. van Kessel Hagesteijn obtained a PhD in anthropology at Leiden University (1985). Her research focuses on political dynamics, mainly in Southeast Asia. She is an active participant in the Committee for Theoretical Anthropology (COTA) of the IUAES. She is currently Director of Social Sciences at the Netherlands Research Council (NWO), as well as Director of Science for Global Development (WOTRO). Her expertise is setting up and co-funding multilateral, multidisciplinary research programmes and networks, both within Europe as well as beyond. For the ISSC she participated in CoDATE (Committee for Developing and Transition Economies) and in the steering committee for Transformative Cornerstones of Social Science Research for Global Change.
Dr Wanda E. Ward is Head of the Office of International and Integrative Activities at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Throughout her tenure at the NSF, Ward has served in a number of science and engineering policy, planning and programme leadership capacities, including Senior Advisor to the NSF Director. Ward has also served on the US President’s National Science and Technology Council subcommittees and interagency education and workforce development. Ward has served on the ISSC’s Committee for Developing and Transition Economis (CoDATE) and was an active contributor in the conceptualization, development and implementation of the ISSC’s World Social Science Fellows Programme.
Olive Shisana (the retiring President shall remain a voting member of the Executive Committee until the next regular meeting of the General Assembly in 2016)
Olive Shisana is Chief Executive Officer of the HSRC, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, immediate past President of International Social Science Council. Prior to this she served as HSRC’s Executive Director of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, previously Executive Director, Family and Community Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. She is an authority in HIV surveillance, having been a principal investigator for several second generation surveillance systems for HIV. She was one of the founders of the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as well as the Maternal and Child Mortality Surveillance. She served on many national and international scientific committees and advisory boards, such the Ministerial Advisory Committee on National Health Insurance, the US Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Methodological Challenges in HIV Prevention Trials, the Emory University Global Health Institute Advisory Board, the South African National AIDS Council and the chair of the Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Board. She has recently been appointed to head the South Africa’s BRICS Think Tank and chair of the Council of BRICS Think Tanks as well as the AIDS 2016 Global Conference South African Co-Chair. Professor Shisana recently won an award for the South African Academy of Sciences Science-for-Society Gold Medal.
Heide Hackmann (ISSC Executive Director)