Alongside our wide-ranging international network of branches, sections and divisions, the Regional Studies Association also has an extensive international network of Territorial Ambassadors who work with us to develop RSA opportunities and benefits for both members and those who do not yet know about us.  Our Ambassadors are an important link between our members and the Association, being the main point of contact for territorial enquiries and for sharing information on current regional policy in their region. 

Following the February Board meeting, we would like to welcome the following members on their appointment as RSA Ambassadors to their countries:

Pedro Amaral, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais becomes the RSA Ambassador to Brazil.

Balázs Forman, a Professor in the Institute of Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences at the Corvinus University of Budapest becomes the RSA Ambassador to Hungary.

Irina Turgel, a Professor in the Graduate School of Economics and Management and Chair of Economic Theory and Deputy Director for Research at Ural Federal University, becomes an RSA Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Klimanov, the Director of the Institute for Public Finances Reform also becomes an RSA Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Hugues Jeannerat, a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the Université de Neuchâtel becomes the RSA Ambassador to Switzerland.