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AMS-MAA-SIAM Porter Public Lecture Selection Committee

General Description

Principal Activities

The AMS-MAA-SIAM Porter Public Lecture Selection Committee will select the lecturer for the Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture to be given each year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The chair of the committee is responsible for sending the committee's recommendation to the Associate Secretary of the Mathematical Association of America. The recommendation does not require the approval of the governing bodies of AMS, MAA, and SIAM. The chair of the committee shall rotate among the organizations with AMS chairing in 2014.

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 MAA Secretary will issue the letter of invitation.

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

Note to the Chair

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: