ECPR Council

Speaker of Council


Thomas Poguntke










Speaker of Council, Thomas Poguntke 



The Speaker of Council holds a number of responsibilities including: chairing meetings of the Council; proposing amendments to the Standing Orders of Council; liaising with the Executive Committee over business matters and the formulation of the agenda of Council meetings; serving as Senior Returning Officer for Executive Committee elections and votes on amending the ECPR Constitution; being a general liaison point for members of Council vis-à-vis the ECPR. The Speaker of Council for the term 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2021 is Thomas Poguntke (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf). 


Past Speakers

The first Speaker was David Farrell (University College Dublin) who was first appointed in 2013. He was re-elected in February 2016 for a further three-year term but stood down in September 2017 and was subsequently elected to the Executive Commitee in March 2018. 





"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle

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