From personal experience as Chair, I understand the impossibility of changing conference locations based on fluid local politics. I accept that NSN chooses to be an apolitical association. Should local politics make it uncomfortable for me to contribute to a hostile society by paying for food, lodging, taxes, etc., if I
m not directly serving NSN by presenting or producing, I commit to donating the conference fee to NSN. Thus NSN is not penalized for the local cultures positions.