Committee Details

Committee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights


The Committee concerns itself with violations of and threats to the scientific freedom and human rights of statisticians and other scientists throughout the world. The Committee also assists scientific societies or other responsible organizations on statistical questions relating to data on human rights or the use of data to limit human rights.


The committee is composed of nine members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed each year by the President Elect for three year terms. One member is appointed by the President Elect (when necessary) to serve as the Chair.

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Canchola, Jesse
Chair (2022 - 2024)
Ozbek, Umut
Vice-Chair (2023 - 2023)
Shipp, Stephanie
Professional Issues & Visibility CC Vice Chair (2022 - 2024)
Canchola, Jesse
Member (2020 - 2025)
Furlong, Cathy
Member (2023 - 2024)
Gargiulo, Maria
Member (2021 - 2023)
Mauro, Jacqueline
Member (2021 - 2026)
Minnier, Jessica
Member (2023 - 2025)
Ozbek, Umut
Member (2022 - 2024)
Yang, Michael
Member (2020 - 2025)
Yansaneh, Ibrahim
Member (2018 - 2023)
Yang, Russell
Student Member Ex-Officio (2023 - 2023)
Pierson, Steve
Staff Liaison (2011 - 2023)