[IRP] IRP meeting- Today 1:30-2:30 Room 9

M.I.Franklin cos02mf
Thu Sep 29 12:58:51 EEST 2011

Dear All

I think this mail is too late for the actual meeting. If I could note one 
point about prospective changes to the IRP organization; personally I'm not 
sure about a ' higher council' model as it might sacrifice 
representativeness. As steering committees are also standard-bearers
I'd hesitate at too much hierarchization.

For specific initiatives we can always form smaller working groups as need 
be; this has worked well to my mind.

So,I would support the current structure as is. The only additional thing 
to consider would be a vice-Chair perhaps as that position is not yet in 


--On 29 September 2011 07:12 +0100 Dixie Hawtin 
<Dixie at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> For the informal IRP meeting, please come to Room 9 at 1:30 pm today! I
> was told that the room is most probably free - if by any chance it is
> occupied I will leave a note on the door of where we have gone (it will
> be one of the smaller conference rooms on the upstairs floor).
> And a reminder about the agenda:
> 1. The organisation of the IRP and organising en election process.
> What type of organisation of the IRP would be most effective? Suggestions
> included transforming our current steering committee of 13 members, into
> a smaller group of 3 or 4 members. Another suggestion was to have two
> co-chairs who would each sit for two years - so that every year we have
> one new co-chair and one continuing chair (as the IGC is currently run).
> 2. Priorities for the next year
> What should our priorities be for the next year? The aim is to define a
> focussed goal in order to maximise impact. At the last meeting the
> suggestion emerged that we should be using our Charter and 10 IRPs to
> reach out to other principles initiatives and influence those to respect,
> protect and fulfil human rights. Is this an achieveable goal? Where are
> these principles? How can we influence them?
> Hope to see you there!
> Dixie

Dr Marianne Franklin
Reader/Convener of the Transnational Communications & Global Media Program
Media & Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
United Kingdom
Tel (direct): #44 (0)207 919-7072
Fax: #44 (0) 207 919-7616
email: m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk

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