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AAAS-AMS Invited Address Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The AAAS-AMS Invited Address Selection Committee will select the lecturer for the AAAS-AMS Invited Address to be given each year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

AAAS-AMS Invited Address Description:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world, seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. To support this mission, Section A (Mathematics) of AAAS co-organizes the AAAS-AMS Invited Address to be delivered at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Speakers will be mathematical scientists who embody the importance of mathematics in improving the human condition. In addition to the scientific merits of the address, this event offers a forum for raising the awareness of AAAS within the AMS membership.

The chair of the committee will rotate between AAAS and AMS with an AAAS representative chairing for the selection of the 2023 AAAS-AMS Invited Address speaker.

Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)

The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.

Miscellaneous Information

The business of this committee can be done by email or videoconference.

Note to the Chair

Support for the speaker will be shared among the two societies and will follow the practices in effect at the time, with extra consideration given toward providing the selected speaker with an honorarium.

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Current and Past Members

Current and Past Committee Members