Committee on International Freedom of Scientists

The membership of the Committee on International Freedom of Scientists consists of nine (9) persons selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among the members. This Committee is responsible for monitoring concerns regarding human rights for scientists throughout the world. It apprises the President, the Board and Council of problems encountered by scientists in the pursuit of their scientific interests or in effecting satisfactory communication with other scientists and may recommend to the President and Council appropriate courses of action designed to alleviate such problems.

Chair: Don A Howard (01/16 - 12/17)
Univ of Notre Dame

Member: Vladimir Mirnov (01/16 - 12/18)
Univ of Wisconsin, Madison

Member: Surajit Sen (01/15 - 12/17)
State Univ of NY - Buffalo

Member: Robert S French (01/17 - 12/19)

Member: Lucas F Hackl (01/17 - 12/19)
Pennsylvania State Univ

Member: Joel L Lebowitz (01/16 - 12/18)
Rutgers Univ

Member: Prof Usha Mallik (01/16 - 12/18)
Univ of Iowa

Member: Shelly Rae Lesher (01/17 - 12/19)
Univ of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

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Cases
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CIFS in APS News

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Gray arrow  CIFS Briefs, March 2015
Gray Arrow  "Retrial Granted to Jailed Iranian Physicist," November 2014
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, July 2014
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, January 2014
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, October 2013
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, June 2013
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, January 2013
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, August/September 2012
Gray Arrow  CIFS Briefs, May 2012

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Senior Staff
Amy Flatten, APS
flatten@aps.org

Committee Administrator
Michele Irwin, APS
irwin@aps.org