Research Committees

Past Boards

President Gabriel LEBRAS, France
Secretary Norman BIRNBAUM, USA
President & 
Delegate RC
Norman BIRNBAUM, USA
Vice-Presidents Dimitri UGRINOVITSH, USSR
Ivan VARGA, Hungary
Alternate RC Hans MOL, Canada
Members François HOUTART, Belgium
Jacques VERSCHEURE, France
Bryan WILSON, United Kingdom
President & 
Delegate RC
Hans MOL, Canada
Vice-Presidents Kiyomi MORIOKA, Japan
Dimitri UGRINOVITCH, USSR
Secretary Karel DOBBELAERE, Belgium
Members Norman BIRNBAUM, USA
Olof KLOHR, GDR
David MOBERG, USA
Viktor TIMOFEEV, USSR
Ivan VARGA, Canada
Jacques VERSCHEURE, France
Bryan WILSON, United KIngdom
President & 
Delegate RC
Karel DOBBELAERE, Belgium
Vice-Presidents Taufik ABDULLAH, Indonesia
Miklos TOMKA, Hungary
Alternate RC James A. BECKFORD, United Kingdom
Members Otto MADURO, Venezuela
Meredith MCGUIRE, USA
Dimitri UGRINOVITSH, USA
Ivan VARGA, Canada
CISR Liaison David A. MARTIN, United Kingdom
Jacques VERSCHEURE, France
ASR Liaison David O. MOBERG, USA
President & 
Delegate RC
James A. BECKFORD, United Kingdom
Vice-Presidents Brai SINHA, India
Miklos TOMKA, Hungary
Secretary Nikos KOKOSALAKIS, United Kingdom
Members Gustavo GUIZZARDI, Italy
Adrianus KOSTER, Netherlands
James T. RICHARDSON, USA
Dimitri UGRINOVITSH, USSR
CISR Liaison David A. MARTIN, United Kingdom
Jacques VERSCHEURE, France
ASR Liaison Meredith MCGUIRE, USA
Chairman Nikos KOKOSALAKIS, United Kingdom
Vice-Chairpersons Eileen BARKER, United KIngdom
Karol BOROWSKI, USA 
Ivan VARGA, Canada
Secretary Roberto CIPRIANI, Italy
Members K. GOPAL, India
Gustavo GUIZZARDI, Italy
Henna GOONATILATE, Sri Lanka
Adrianus KOSTER, Netherlands
Jakob K. OLUPONA, Nigeria
James T. RICHARDSON, USA
CISR Liaison Roland J. CAMPICHE, Switzerland
ASR-SSSR Liaison Meredith MCGUIRE, USA
President Roberto CIPRIANI, Italy
Vice-Presidents Thara BHAI L., India
Karol H. BOROWSKI, USA
Jan SWYNGEDOUW, Japan
Secretary Raymond LEMIEUX, Canada
Members Miquel BARBARA I ANGLES, Spain
Grace DAVIE, United Kingdom
Yves LAMBERT, France
Remir A. LOPATKIN, USSR
Luis Amós NASCIMENTO, Brazil
Jakob K. OLUPONA, Nigeria
Miklós TOMKA, Hungary
Ivan VARGA, Canada
ASR Liaison William H. SWATOS Jr., USA
ISSR Liaison Enzo PACE, Italy
SSSR Liaison Eileen BARKER, United Kingdom
President Raymond LEMIEUX, Canada
Honorary President Ivan VARGA, Canada
Vice-Presidents Roberto BLANCARTE, Mexico
Tahar LABIB, Tunisia
Secretary-Treasurer Willian E. BIERNATZKI, USA
Committee Members Thara BHAI L., India
Alan W. BLACK, Australia
Yahya DIALLO, Senegal
Emmanuel GUTMANN, Israel
Yves LAMBERT, France
Luis Amós NASCIMENTO, Brazil
Arnaldo NESTI, Italy
José A. PRADES, Canada
Joseph THARAMANGALAM, Canada
ASR Liaison William H. SWATOS Jr., USA
ISSR Liaison Grace Davie, United Kingdom
SSSR Liaison Eileen BARKER, United Kingdom
President Alan W. BLACK Australia
Secretary Luigi TOMASI, Italy
Executive Committee Africa Tahar LABIB, Tunisia
Yahya DIALLO, Senegal
Asia/Australia/Pacific Alan W. BLACK, Australia
T.K. OOMMEN, India
Europe Irena BOROWIK, Poland
Karel DOBBELAERE, Belgium
Latin America Roberto MOTTA, Brazil
Roberto BLANCARTE, Mexico
North America Helen RALSTON, Canada
James T. RICHARDSON, USA
President Grace DAVIE, UK
Secretary/Treasurer Roberto BLANCARTE PIMENTEL, Mexico
Vice President Adam POSSAMAI, Australia
Board Members Africa Vacant
Asia/Australia/Pacific Masayuki ITO, Japan
Adam POSSAMAI, Australia
Europe Patrick MICHEL, France
Thorleif PETTERSSON, Sweden
Latin America Roberto MOTTA, Brazil
North America Olga ODGERS ORTIZ, USA
Anthony BLASI, USA
Joseph THARAMANGALAM, Canada
President Roberto Blancarte Pimentel, Mexico
Vice-President Sinisa Zrinscak, Zagreb University, Croatia
Secretary/Treasurer Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Board members Asia/Australia/Pacific Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Esmeralda Sanchez, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Europe Sinisa Zrinscak, Zagreb University, Croatia
Inger Furseth, KIFO Centre Church Research, Norway
Claude Proeschel, GSRL, France
North America Otto Maduro, Drew University, USA
James V. Spickard, University of Redlands, USA
Latin America Olga Odgers-Ortiz, El Colef/DES, USA
Daniel Gutierrez-Martinez, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Africa Pratap Kumar Penumala, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Afe Adogame, University of Edinburgh, UK
Honorary President Ivan Varga, Queen's University, Canada
President Adam POSSAMAI, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Vice-Presidents Sinisa ZRINSCAK, Zagreb University, Croatia
Inger FURSETH, KIFO Centre Church Research, Norway
Secretary/Treasurer Afe ADOGAME, University of Edinburgh , UK
Board members Asia/Australia/Pacific Esmeralda SANCHEZ, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Seyed Hossein SERAJZADEH, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran
Europe Claude PROESCHEL, GSRL, France
Per PETTERSSON, Uppsala University, Sweden
North America James V. SPICKARD, University of Redlands, USA
Ephraim SHAPIRO, Columbia University, USA
Latin America Eloisa MARTIN, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Daniel GUTIERREZ-MARTINEZ, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Africa Pratap Kumar Penumala, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Afe ADOGAME, University of Edinburgh , UK
Past President Roberto BLANCARTE, Mexico
Honorary President Ivan VARGA, Queen's University, Canada
President James V. SPICKARD, University of Redlands, USA
Vice-President Per PETTERSSON, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Secretary/Treasurer Eloísa MARTÍN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Board Members Africa: Lovemore NDLOVU, Zimbabwe; Michael OKYEREFO, University of Ghana, Ghana 
Asia/Australia/Pacific: Yoshihide SAKURAI, Hokkaido University, Japan; Seyed Hossein SERAJZADEH, Kharazmi University of Tehran, Iran
Europe: Olga BRESKAYA, European Humanities University, Lithuania; Miroljub JEVTIC, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Latin America: Eloísa MARTÍN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Hugo José SUAREZ, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
North America: Jualynne DODSON, Michigan State University, USA; Ephraim SHAPIRO, Columbia University, USA

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