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Liaison Committee with AAAS

General Description

Principal Activities (i.e., the charge)

To generate and review mathematics-related programs and activities at AAAS meetings in close contact with AMS representatives to the AAAS and with the Officers of Section A.

The following was taken from the April 1988 Council minutes:

The Council empowered the President to increase Society representation at AAAS meetings as the President deems appropriate and to appoint a committee to generate and review programs of AAAS meetings in close contact with the chairman of Section A. The importance of representation on committees and as speakers by otherwise underrepresented groups should be recognized.

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

This committee should meet at annual meetings of the AAAS or AMS.

The budget includes money for the following:

  1. Communications expenses of the committee. Such expenses are reimbursed at LEVEL F.
  2. Travel to the AAAS Annual Meeting for the chair of the committee. This travel is reimbursed at LEVEL B.
  3. Travel to the AAAS Annual Meeting for the AMS representatives to Sections A and Q of AAAS. This travel is reimbursed at LEVEL B.
  4. Support for speakers for the Mathematics Section at the AAAS Annual Meeting. This support is given at the discretion of the Secretary of Section A of AAAS.

Note to the Chair

Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, of the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement, accommodations, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets.

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.


Past Members

A list of current and past members is available here: