IAC Council


img_0659img_0657 Congress Barcelona 2016, Spain. from left to right : Jacques Kaufmann, Wayne Higby, Judith Schwartz, Isabelle Naef Galuba, Suku Park, Emili Sempere (Conseil member 2010 – 2016), Guangzhen Zhou, Torbjørn Kvasbø, Janet DeBoos, Vilma Villaverde, Monika Gass, Ilona Romule, David Jones, Oriol Calvos Vergés.


The new composition of the Council has been officially announced at the General Assemblee in Barcelona in September 2016 as well as the outcome of the
the on line election of the Council member, representative of UK, Ireland and Benelux .


Jacques Kaufmann, France
Representative for France

Vice President
Torbjørn Kvasbø, Norway
Representative for Scandinavia

Vice Presidente
Judith Schwartz, USA
Representative for USA and Canada

Vice President Emeritus
Wayne Higby, USA

Oriol Calvo Vergès, Spain
Representative for Mediterranean countries

Council members

Toshio Matsui, Japan
Representative for Japan

Suku Park, South Korea
Representative for South Korea

Janet DeBoos, Australia
Representative for Australia,
New Zealand and South Africa

Isabelle Naef Galuba, Switzerland
Representative for Switzerland

Ilona Romule, Latvia
Representative for Eastern Europe

Guangzhen Zhou, China
Representative for China

Monika Gass, Germany
Representative for Germany

David Jones, GB
Representative for GB, Ireland and the Benelux

Vilma Villaverde, Argentina
Representative for South America



 Representative UNESCO
Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida, France

Coordination, office
Tina Wetchy and Charlyne Kolly, Switzerland
(office Geneva)


New Council members 2016



Oriol Calvo Vergès, Barcelona 2016


Monika Gass, Barcelona 2016


David Jones, Barcelona 2016


Ilona Romule, Barcelona 2016


Vilma Villaverde, Barcelona 2016





Presentation of new commissions

An institution like the IAC raises interesting issues. In order to respond effectively to these questions the Council has established various committees.

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List of contacts

Please contact the secretariat to obtain the Council members contacts.