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Charter - International Activities Committee

Other Joint Board-Council Committees

Bylaw III, 3, e, g


The International Activities Committee is a resource for proactively advocating, catalyzing, initiating, and implementing ACS international activities, conferences, and initiatives pertaining to education and research & development of broad scientific understanding, appreciation of chemistry, and promotion of the image of chemistry. This will happen in collaboration with other national and international organizations.

Specific roles include:

  • Study ongoing initiatives and inform ACS entities on effective practices and projects related to international activities;
  • Proactively advise and make recommendations to the Board on the science and engineering policies that transcend national boundaries;
  • Ensure implementation of Board policies and activities pertaining to global strategies;
  • Catalyze, support and maintain liaisons and collaborations between national and international science and engineering organizations, in concert with other efforts within the ACS structure;
  • Enable ACS to advocate for scientific freedom and human rights as they relate to practitioners of chemical and related sciences;
  • Identify ways in which ACS can raise the profile of, and meaningfully and appropriately be more welcoming to, the global community of chemical scientists and engineers.