DiscourseNet was founded as the International Association for Discourse Studies in Paris in September 2019, with three Representatives. Johannes Angermuller was elected as the founding President, Jaspal Singh as Secretary and Luciana Radut-Gaghi as Treasurer. In 2021, after two years, their term is coming to an end according to our statutes and they won't stand for election again. All DiscourseNet members are invited to elect a new team of Representatives, who will appoint the next DiscourseNet Board.
All DN members are invited to participate in the upcoming DiscourseNet elections, which will take place during our online DiscourseNet Assembly on October 20th 2021 at 5pm CEST. An invitation was sent to all members on September 20th 2021. The link for the meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3167944403?pwd=ZXZnbUl4cjRoaGdRWXFXNnhoNWFxUT09, Meeting ID: 316 794 4403, passcode: 1HKhT5
All members may take part in the election.
First, you may propose a team of Representatives that will stand for the election. Your team should comprise three candidates: One each for President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Second, you can express interest in joining the future DiscourseNet Board, which will be appointed by the elected Representatives. The Board also has a term of two years. Previous Board members may, of course, continue in the Board. If you are interested, please contact the running candidate teams directly.
Third, all members are encouraged to attend the General Assembly in October 2021 in order to vote in the upcoming elections, or to appoint a proxy for your vote. We expect to hold the elections online or through a live poll during the General Assembly. Further information will follow in due course.
All candidate teams of Representatives should send Felicitas Macgilchrist (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) the information about their team that they wish to share with voting members no later than 30 September 2021. As a current member of the DiscourseNet Board, Felicitas is coordinating the election, and will post all candidate teams on the DN election page 2021 for running teams. Our newsletter will announce running teams.
The 2021 General Assembly will be held online at 5pm (CEST) on 20 October. The current Board will report on their past term and all candidate teams will be presented. Please feel free to reach out to Felicitas with any ideas, questions or suggestions you may have about the process or if you wish to run as a candidate team. The charter documents (PDF) that were created at the inauguration of the DiscourseNet Association in 2019 in Paris explain the election process in more detail.
We look forward to your participation!