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Von Neumann Symposium Committee

(Dissolved January 2022)

Monitoring of the Von Neumann Symposium was handled by the Summer Institutes and Special Seminars Committee until January 2000, when it was discharged. A need persists for a committee to oversee the quadrennial event and to select organizers. The Secretary recommends adoption of the following committee description and charge.

General Description

Principal Activities

To administer the flow of proposals for the quadrennial Von Neumann Symposium, to select a topic by recommending an organizing committee to the Executive Committee of the Council for approval, and to set general policies as needed.

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

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: