[IRP] IRP-DC elections results

Graciela Selaimen graciela
Mon Dec 21 15:21:31 EET 2009

Dear all,

I also congratulate all the candidates and thank Max for his dedication.
I'll be happy to work with this group for the next two years.

I cannot meet this week, due to previous commitments, but I'd be glad to
make it next week.

all the best,

shaila mistry escreveu:
> Congratulations everyone.
> It is good to have such a diverse dedicated group. It is always up to 
> a few passionate individuals who come together to bring about change 
> and are willing to give their time for such a worth while venture.
> With a vision that includes a better future for those who do not have 
> a voice of their own or a place at the table can we create a better 
> world. This thought alone drives all the work that I do!
> I am honored to be serving on this committee and look forward to 
> getting to know you all.
> I accept a term of two years.
> I too wish to thank Max for his stellar leadership and patient 
> steering of this committee. And for keeping his cool. And being 
> PATIENT .I watched him remotely in Egypt:)
> I too would like to nominate Lisa Horner as Chair . I watched her 
> also, remotely in Egypt . She has all the leadership qualities that I 
> would look for in a Chair.
> Max to your suggestion to meet this Tuesday or Wednesday, I suggest we 
> wait, because it is Christmas week and it is difficult assemble 
> people.Just my suggestion.
> Merry Christmas
> happy Holidays to you all
> peace
> Shaila
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> *Life is too short ....challenge the rules***
> *Forgive quickly ... love truly ...and tenderly***
> *Laugh constantly.....and never stop dreaming! ***
> *From:* "Bodle, Robert" <Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu>
> *To:* Max Senges <max at supercoolschool.com>; Biel Company Perez 
> <bcompanyp at uoc.edu>
> *Cc:* Elfa.Gylfadottir <Elfa.Gylfadottir at mrn.stjr.is>; Andrea Beccalli 
> <a.beccalli at unesco.org>; Shaila Mistry <shailam at jaycopanels.com>; 
> HIBBARD Lee <Lee.HIBBARD at coe.int>; Graciela Selaimen 
> <graciela at rits.org.br>; "irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org" 
> <irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org>; Robert Guerra 
> <guerra at freedomhouse.org>; "Carlos, Affonso Pereira de Souza" 
> <caffsouza at gmail.com>; malte.spitz <malte.spitz at gruene.de>; 
> johan.hallenborg <johan.hallenborg at foreign.ministry.se>; me 
> <me at isaacmao.com>
> *Sent:* Sat, December 19, 2009 9:42:46 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [IRP] IRP-DC elections results
> Re: Congrats
> Congrats to new steering committee and all who pledged their 
> commitment by nominating themselves and/or accepting their 
> nominations. I look forward to working with everyone, and would be 
> happy to serve for two years, if the charter permits.
> Re: Former Chair
> Props to Max for his motivational and visionary leadership throughout 
> his tenure as Chair, including what seems to be a gift for 
> persistence, collab???ing, and delegating!
> Re: New Chair
> I???d like to pledge my support for the nomination of Lisa Horner for 
> Chair. From my experience--both at IGF09 and throughout the last 
> year--Lisa has demo???d strong and ethical leadership including:
> -practical deliberation and facilitation skills,
> -diplomatic savvy,
> -effective and respectful interpersonal communication skills,
> -a nuanced understanding of human rights as applied to internet rights 
> and principles (stratification of IG),
> -commitment to multi-stakeholderism
> -drive and follow through to get things done.
> Re: mandate / schedule for the Expert Review & Consolidation Proposal 
> for IRP Charter Revision (sent by Meryem Marzouki)
> Looks great. I really like the opportunity for two rounds of comments 
> from IRP coalition built in. Concerns:
> -if the public launch of charter includes a printed hard-copy, the 
> turnaround time for incorporating last minute suggestions seems tight 
> (from Sept 1-Sept 14th). (If launch includes a soft online publication 
> only, then this doesn???t seem to be an issue. Also if charter is 
> short enough, this can be printed in a pinch, I suppose, and inserted 
> in a 3 fold brochure for outreach).
> General Concerns:
> -not sure of decision-making process if there is disagreement 
> (consensus? Democratic vote?).
> -not sure of transparency issues if there is strong opposition to a 
> point from within experts group or between IRP coalition member and 
> experts, and how it will be handled.
> Re: IRP website, fb activity
> I???ll be attempting to move content from the old hacked IRP site to a 
> new space (will announce when this is completed).
> I also created a fb cause page for IRP to potentially receive 
> donations, though we are in need of a beneficiary that is recognized 
> by FB (please email if you have any questions or suggestions): 
> http://apps.facebook.com/causes/420071
> Season's greetings,
> Robert
> btw/I think a Steering Com mailing list is a good idea. For me, Tues 
> is better than Wed to meet at 18:00 CET.
> http://twitter.com/netrights
> http://www.facebook.com/internetrightsandprinciples
> ________________________________________
> From: maxsenges at gmail.com <mailto:maxsenges at gmail.com> 
> [maxsenges at gmail.com <mailto:maxsenges at gmail.com>] On Behalf Of Max 
> Senges [max at supercoolschool.com <mailto:max at supercoolschool.com>]
> Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:41 AM
> To: Biel Company Perez
> Cc: irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org 
> <mailto:irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org>; Bodle, Robert; 
> Robert Guerra; M.I.Franklin; anja; Lauren Movius; Matthias C. 
> Kettemann; rafik, dammak; Emily Laidlaw; Graciela Selaimen; 
> rudi.vansnick; Jac sm Kee; Carlos, Affonso Pereira de Souza; HIBBARD 
> Lee; Andrea Beccalli; Lisa Horner; Shaila Mistry; Olivier MJ 
> Crepin-Leblond; johan.hallenborg; Jaco Aizenman; Sylvia Caras; 
> malte.spitz; Heike Jensen; Elfa.Gylfadottir; me
> Subject: Re: [IRP] IRP-DC elections results
> Dear Biel, dear steering committee peers, dear IRPlers
> @Biel: thanks for managing the election process. we all know that 
> error is human and while i would have appreciated to work with Heike 
> in the steering committee, I am positive that her participation (as 
> well as that of the other candidates who ran) will be very valuable 
> and valued no matter in whether they are in the steering committee or not.
> @the freshly elected steering committee (SC) coleagues:
> (1) CONGRATULATIONS - This is going to be an exciting year and I am 
> very much looking forward to working with you.
> (2) we now have to proceed to elect a chair amongst the 14 SC members. 
> The charter simply says elect, which in my understanding could be via 
> vote or consensus. I think it would be ideal to find consensus, but 
> let's open the floor for nominations and then deliberate.
> I would like to nominate Lisa Horner as IRP Chair. Lisa has been 
> continuously furthering the development of our coalition and in fact 
> many times she was the leading force behind organizing and running 
> meetings and collabowritings. Thanks for all the work you did so far, 
> I hope you accept the nomination.
> Maybe the easiest would be to have a conference call? I would be happy 
> to meet next tuesday or wednesday? Given that we have two SC members 
> from Asia I would suggest to stick to the 18.00 CET time, but I am of 
> course flexible.
> (3) all steering committee members will have to choose whether you 
> want to serve one or two years on the steering committee - please 
> announce your choice on the list. Our charter states: "IRP will elect 
> a steering committee, at least two of which will serve for one year 
> and at least two of which will serve for two years. [...] Nominees 
> will select which term length they prefer.
> I am happy to serve for two years.
> (4) I propose that we setup a separate steering committee mailing-list 
> which all SC members give high priority when dealing with their email. 
> We all know that email traffic can be overwhelming and to have a 
> method to quickly discuss and decide on a time-critical matter (e.g. 
> whether or not to endorse an appeal or other document) would be very 
> helpful.
> @all IRPlers: thanks for voting and for your continued interest and 
> participation in our cause! The number of 44 votes might sound little, 
> however this is a significant organizational development from the 8 
> folks who simply volunteered in the first year of the steering 
> committee's existence, and the "improvised steering committee" we 
> setup in the wake of the merger last year.
> In closing, I would be very interested to discuss and hear your 
> perception of the mandate / schedule for the Expert Review & 
> Consolidation of our "Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the 
> Internet" sent by Meryem and forwarded by me on Dec. 14th ("Re: 
> Proposal for IRP Charter Revision")
> And of course it would be good to have some more community input for 
> the Charter itself.
> To a good year for Internet Rights and Principles!
> Max
> --
> "The future is here. It???s just not widely distributed yet."
> ???William Gibson
> ...........................................................................
> Max Senges
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