Governance

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES GOVERNANCE:

An Executive Committee provides shared governance oversight of IRIS.

2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR MEETINGS:

IRIS convenes a monthly General Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month the UW-Madison is in session. The General Meeting is held from 9:00-9:45am. The Executive Committee of IRIS meets periodically during the academic year following the General Meetings from 9:45 am to 10:30 am. For the 2021-2022 academic year meetings will be held via Zoom or in 206 Ingraham Hall on the following days:

  • ** October 6, 2021
  • October 13, 2021 (EC only meeting)
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • May 4, 2022

We have not yet designated which of the above meeting dates will include an executive committee meeting beyond the first, indicated with a (**).

HISTORY:

On March 3, 2021 the then Governing Council of IRIS voted unanimously to approve the IRIS by-laws which restructured the governance of IRIS, establishing the IRIS Executive Committee as the shared governance body of the Institute.

Prior to March 3, 2021, IRIS operated under the by-laws of the International Institute (predecessor of IRIS, approved 2/13/2013) and following the guidance offered in the proposal for the creation of IRIS (4/12/2015; effective 7/1/2015).