Professor Ruth Fincher, Vice-President of the IGU has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Social Science Councillor at its General Assembly in Nagoya, Japan, 9th – 12th December 2010.  The Assembly elected several new EC members at which Dr Olive Shisana took over from Professor Gudmund Hernes as President of the organisation.  Dr Heide Hackman resumes her position (re-named from Secretary-General) as Executive Director.  See the ISSC website at www.worldsocialscience.org for details of the activities of one of the IGU’s most important means of international networking.

Professor Ruth Fincher of the University of Melbourne: IGU V-P and newly elected member of the ISSC EC