IEEE’s Global Public Policy activities seek to leverage the knowledge and insights of our community to provide governments, NGOs, other public and private organizations, and the public-at-large with accurate information and recommendations to address technology-related public policy issues from a global perspective. A broader statement of purposes and guiding principles for IEEE global public activities is outlined in IEEE Bylaw I-311.

IEEE position statements are approved on behalf of our global membership by the IEEE Board of Directors. IEEE also empowers subordinate organizational units to issue public policy statements and communications within their geographic, technical or mission scope, as long as they are not inconsistent with IEEE approved policy positions.

Oversight of the process is provided by the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC), which serves in an advisory role to the IEEE President and Board of Directors. Its charter provides that the GPPC “shall encourage, assist, coordinate, and oversee public policy activities throughout IEEE with the goal of enhancing and sustaining IEEE’s reputation as a globally-relevant resource of high-quality, balanced and effective advice, information and advocacy on public policy issues within IEEE’s sphere of technical competence and professional interest.”


Global Public Policy Committee (2017)

Gordon W. Day, Chair
Paul Cunningham
David Alan Grier
Christopher James
Latif Ladid
Russell Lefevre
John McDonald
Chris Brantley (Staff)

Global Public Policy Committee (2016)

Gordon W. Day, Chair
Marko Delimar
Richard Hebner
Tech Seng Low
Ned Sauthoff
Rod Tucker
Peter Winokur
Chris Brantley (Staff)


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