As ARIJ is found on the principle that citizens have the right to associate, its highest decision making authority belongs to group of professionals representing the local community, who are referred to by the General Assembly or Board of Trustees. Currently, ARIJ enjoys the services of 27 professionals who constitute the general assembly of the institute. Their specializations cover a range of fields such as engineering, history, psychology, economics, science, and more.
They provide ARIJ administration with policy guidelines and strategic guidance. In addition, they discuss and approve the annual administrative and financial report as well as the annual budget. The institute’s current general assembly includes but is not limited to the following members: