• Member Announcement
  • May 7, 2024

American Economic Association Announces New Ombuds Member and other News

Date: May 7, 2024
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer

New Ombuds Team Member at MWI

The AEA welcomes Brent Epperson to the AEA Ombuds Team.  Dr. Epperson, who will replace current Ombuds member Larry Hunt, brings ten years of ombuds experience in North America and Europe. He is an Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, and a practicing ombuds.  His public policy work focuses on ombuds practice, public governance (health and higher education sectors), and issue framing.  For more information, visit www.mwi.org/dvteam/brent-epperson.

The Ombuds program features an independent team of professionals with a range of experiences and specialties.  Members can select the Ombuds who best meets their needs.  For more information, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/ombuds

Upcoming MWI Workshops

The Ombuds Team provides workshops to AEA Members that are designed to provide information, skill development, and tools relating to conflict management and the Ombuds Team resource.  Upcoming workshops include the following:

Thursday, May 16 - 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET
“Conflict Management for Leaders (Chairs, Advisors, Directors, etc.)”
Tuesday, June 11 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. ET
“Skillful Collaboration”

For more details about these workshops and to register, visit https://www.mwi.org/aea-workshops/

AEA Reporting Lockbox at MWI

The Reporting Lockbox, a separate resource from the Ombuds Team, enables members who want to report circumstances or conduct that may violate the AEA’s policy against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation but do not wish to file a formal complaint at this time.  Learn more about the Reporting Lockbox at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/reporting-lockbox