ICON·S Committees help forward the mission of the society through year-round events.
Committee on Community and Engagement
The mission of the Committee on Community and Engagement is to create opportunities for ICON•S members to build and deepen relationships, to engage in fruitful and fulfilling scholarly collaborations, and to multiply interactions and connections across disciplinary boundaries. The Committee has hosted several programs on networking, academic writing, research methods, and career opportunities that seek to empower young scholars who may not be able to benefit from direct mentorship.
Recent events include lively and informal “speed-networking sessions” as well as an innovative writing school taught by leading scholars in comparative public law.
Sofia Ranchordas (Chair), Amal Sethi, Erik Longo, Letícia Kreuz, Luísa Netto, Mark Graber, Stefano Osella, and Yuliya Kaspiarovich.
The Committee is open to suggestions from the ICON•S community and can be contacted through its chair, Sofia Ranchordas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Directorate of Chapter Development
The directorate, shepherds chapter proposals and is the reference point for chapter initiators. The directorate also answers any questions regarding starting new chapters and provides initial feedback on proposals.
The directorate, in conjunction with the ICON•S leadership, hosts online gatherings for current chapters as well as events that gather all scholars who are considering forming a chapter as well.
Felicia Caponigri (Co-Director), Johanna Fröhlich (Co-Director), and Sebastian Abad-Jara (Assistant).
For any queries regarding chapters Johanna Fröhlich & Felicia Caponigri, the Co-Directors of Chapter Development may be reached at email@example.com.
Committee on New Directions in Scholarship
The Committee on New Directions in Scholarship has two overriding objectives: (1) to identify and highlight new scholarly works that advance our knowledge of public law; and (2) to host intellectually stimulating scholarly programs for the ICON•S community. The Committee is committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and is especially interested in showcasing early-career scholars and persons from underrepresented groups in academia.
Past events: Following the success of ICON•S Live, the Committee has organized monthly virtual events dedicated to new books in public law. All books featured in this “New Scholarship Showcase” were chosen through open calls for proposals that were circulated in October 2021 and February 2022. We welcome books from scholars of all ranks around the world, on any topic in public law widely conceived including constitutional law, administrative law, and public international law.
Rehan Abeyratne (Co-Chair), Maja Sahadzic (Co-Chair), Ángel Aday Jiménez, Antonia Baraggia, and Berihun Gebeye.
For more information, please contact the Committee’s co-chairs: Rehan Abeyratne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maja Sahadzic (Maja.Sahadzic@uantwerpen.be).