Resolution on Diversity on Executive Council
Adopted January 30, 2017
Whereas The Cultural Evolution Society’s Values require that it not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or race, and
Whereas Election Committees are mandated to seek a slate of candidates that is well balanced with respect to gender and regions of the world.
Therefore be it resolved that Elections Committees shall be vigilant in considering qualified members from the global community with a conscious emphasis on historically under-represented groups based on race, religion, world region, family, sex, gender, caste, and more for the offices of President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer with the objective of ensuring that they will be represented in the Society’s candidates for office in proportion to their representation in the Society, and
Therefore be it resolved that the Elections Committee will ensure that no more than half of the Ordinary Members of Executive Council shall be of one particular gender, and that members of any gender are considered as Ordinary Members, that no more than half of the student members of the Executive Council shall be of one particular gender. Gender shall be determined by a member's self-identification.
Therefore be it resolved that the Elections Committee will ensure that three ordinary members of the Executive Council shall be Eastern European, Asian, African, or Latin American by culture. Scientists currently working in Western Europe, North America, Australia, or New Zealand may be considered for these positions if the Elections Committee deems them able to represent the interests and concerns of non-Western scientists.
Ayes: Mesoudi, Gelfand, Gray, Aoki, Jackson, Boyd, Kline, Wen, Borgerhoff Mulder, Jordan, Sperber, Mukherjee, Richerson
Not voting: Kiura