Resolution to Establish the IACM Fellows

On July 12, 2017, the following resolution was passed by the 2017-2018 IACM Board of Directors.

 

RESOLUTION: ESTABLISH IACM FELLOWS

To encourage the long term contribution and involvement of our best scholars and practitioners in IACM, and to recognize these individuals as representing the best of IACM, this resolution will create IACM Fellows.

IACM Fellows will be in perpetuity; a Fellow is a permanent status within the association. There are no financial advantages, however, associated with being a Fellow.

Lifetime Achievement Award winners should be immediately invited to be Fellows and to serve on the Committee of Fellows. This CoF will be responsible for inviting nominations and reviewing nominations for Fellows each year. No more than 1.5% of the IACM membership can be appointed as Fellow in any given year.

The Committee of Fellows will determine the process of receiving applications or nominations for Fellow on an annual basis. By March each year, the CoF will make recommendations for new appointments to the designation as IACM Fellow to the Board of Directors for final approval. Appointments of new IACM Fellow will be announced at the annual conference.

Anyone who serves on the Board of Directors in IACM may not apply or be invited to become a Fellow for three years after leaving the Board. However, anyone already designated a Fellow may serve on the Board of Directors.

In addition, the Fellows will be granted one panel at the annual conference to address the State of Conflict and Negotiation Research and Practice. The Committee of Fellows will determine how to use that panel each year.

RESOLVED, that IACM Fellows be created to recognize the long term contribution to scholarship and practice in conflict and negotiation.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be invited to be the inaugural Fellows of IACM. Those who accept this recognition will become members of the Committee of Fellows.

 

Based on this resolution, the inaugural IACM Fellows, who collectively are the Committee of Fellows, are the following people:

Jeanne Brett, Dan Druckman, Barbara Gray, Herbert Kelman, Roy Lewicki, Dean Pruitt, Linda Putnam, Evert van de Vliert, and I. William Zartman

 

The Committee of Fellows established the following procedures for nominating future IACM Fellows. These procedures were approved unanimously by the IACM Board of Directors on January 8, 2018.

Criteria from the Resolution establishing IACM Fellows:

IACM Fellows will be in perpetuity; a Fellow is a permanent status within the association. There are no financial advantages, however, associated with being a Fellow.

No more than 1.5% of the IACM membership can be appointed as Fellow in any given year. By March each year, the CoF will make recommendations for new appointments to the designation as IACM Fellow to the Board of Directors for final approval. Appointments of new IACM Fellow will be announced at the annual conference.

Anyone who serves on the Board of Directors in IACM may not apply or be invited to become a Fellow for three years after leaving the Board. However, anyone already designated a Fellow may serve on the Board of Directors.

In addition, the IACM Fellows will be granted one panel at the annual conference to address the State of Conflict and Negotiation Research and Practice. The Committee of Fellows will determine how to use that panel each year.


Criteria for Selection: Has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to the field of conflict management.

Interpretation of Criteria for Selection:

  1. Contribution is meaningful and notable – has developed concepts, theoretically or empirically, that have influenced the research or practice of others.
  2. Contribution has had impact –publications having relevance across disciplines or across discipline and practice.
  3. Contribution is sustained – has been made over a period of years.
  4. Contribution may be made by via theory, practice or empirical research ranging from and not limited to mathematical modeling, experiments, field and case studies.

Nominations

  1. A nominee should demonstrate active and sustained involvement in IACM and must have been a member of IACM for at least a year.
  2. The Fellows Nominating Committee will send a call to the membership for nominations in December annually. Nominations may be made by any IACM member or a collective group of members e.g., IACM Advisory Committee, including individuals who are currently IACM Fellows.
  3. Nominator will submit a pdf file with nominee’s current CV and a letter of endorsement that addresses the criteria.

Selection Process

Up to four new fellows will be selected annually.

Current Fellows will vote on all the nominations, including ones that they have made or supported. They will vote for approximately ½ of the total number of nominees in a given year. For example, if there are 8 nominees, the Fellows will vote for 4; if 12 nominees, the Fellows will vote for 6. In case of an uneven number of candidates nominated, Fellows will vote for ½ plus one. For example, if 9 candidates are nominated, the Fellows would vote for 5 nominees. A nominee must receive over 51% (yes votes) or a simple majority of the Fellows balloting in a given year to be elected as a Fellow.

Executive Committee of the Association will be asked to certify the selection.


2020 IACM Fellows Nominations

The International Association for Conflict Management honors scholars who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of conflict management. This contribution should be meaningful and notable and have made a sustained impact on the field and across disciplines. Such contributions may have been made to theory, practice, or empirical research, ranging from but not limited to mathematical modeling, experiments, field investigations, and case studies.

You are invited to nominate candidates for IACM Fellow. Any member or a collective group of members, such as the IACM Advisory Committee, can nominate candidates. Nominees must have been a member of IACM for at least one year. To nominate a candidate, submit a PDF file with the nominee’s current CV and a 2-3 page letter of endorsement that addresses the criteria. This letter might focus on such topics as significance of publications/record of practice, types of contributions, influence of the work, awards and recognition, and national/international outreach of the candidate. Multiple separate letters of support are NOT needed and will not offer any advantage in the process, but the nomination letter could contain names of other individuals who have agreed to endorse the candidate.

The current IACM Fellows are: Bruce Barry, Jeanne Brett, Peter Carnevale, Donald Conlon, William (Bill) Donohue, Dan Druckman, Barbara Gray, Herbert Kelman, Roy Lewicki, Mara Olekalns, Dean Pruitt, Linda Putnam, Evert Van de Vliert, James Wall, William Zartman.

Nominations for IACM Fellows will open in Winter 2021.