International Activities

In association with the ACS Committee on International Activities, the Office of International Activities (OIA) is the indispensable resource that advises and helps the American Chemical Society, the chemistry community, and individual chemists to advance globally.

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ACS Global Chemistry is a monthly newsletter from the American Chemical Society Office of International Activities. The Committee on International Activities provides the ACS International Newsletter, Global Chemistry, to be the resource for ACS programs, products, and services for subscribers with international interests as well as events or opportunities in the global chemistry enterprise as a whole to promote the best chemistry and related sciences in the world.

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Upcoming Events

ChemIndix, Manama, Bahrain - November 19-23, 2016 (Abstract deadline May 31)

253rd National Meeting and Exposition - San Francisco, California - April 2 - 6, 2017 

254th National Meeting and Exposition - Washington, DC - August 20-24, 2017


Recent News

BOOST (Building Opportunity out of Science and Technology) Workshops are free, intensive, one-day events held at sites around host countries. June workshops were held at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Over 360 people joined in Peru in June 2016 for BOOST. We expect to have 500 people join us at 5 separate sites in Brazil This October. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

For any questions regarding the BOOST program, please contact Dr. Lily Raines.


On behalf of the Brazilian Chemical Society, it is our privilege and great pleasure to invite you to join us in Brazil and actively participate in the 46th World Chemistry Congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC-2017), to be held in São Paulo, July 9-14, 2017. With the theme, “Sustainability & Diversity Through Chemistry”, this event links all fields of Chemistry. For the first time in South America, this represents a unique opportunity for Brazilians to host chemists from countries worldwide.


ACS monitors potential threats to the scientific freedom and human rights of chemical scientists and engineers, as well as to chemistry-related professionals. If you become aware of any scientist or engineer, who has had his or her human rights infringed upon, please report the incident immediately to intlacts@acs.org so that the appropriate response can be undertaken. To receive an alert regarding science and human rights cases that the ACS is monitoring, please register for the ACS Science and Human Rights Alert Network.


A Chemistry Festival was held in collaboration with the Chinese Chemical Society on July 2, 2016 with over 800 attendees. Afterward, delegates from each of the four Greater China ACS International Sciences Chapters and Candidate Chapters (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Jin-Jin-Ji, and Southwestern China) arrived in Dalian for an intensive, two-day training to host Chemistry Festivals in their home regions.Feedback from the Festival Training Institute was overwhelmingly positive, and each delegation will host a Chemistry Festival by the end of 2016. The next Festival Training Institute will be held in Panama this November. More information about the Chemistry Festival program can be found at www.acs.org/festival.


To effectively contribute to the global chemistry community and to engage our international members, it is important for ACS to emphasize the importance of diversity and global inclusion. Ellene Contis, Chair of the ACS International Activities Committee, recently wrote a C&EN article about it. Read "Energizing global thinking as part of ACS’s diversity and inclusion efforts" here

Visa/Travel Information

The Office of International Activities has compiled the following travel Information on how to obtain a U.S. visa, the visa waiver program available for travelers from select countries, what to do if you encounter visa problems, and general information to help you prepare for your travels. To learn more, see the Travel page. 


Highlights

International Division White Paper
In order to explore how best to facilitate interaction with international chemists, a working group was established between two governance committees: DAC (Divisional Activities Committee) as a representative to and liaison with the Technical Divisions, which are the home to the thought leaders in the various chemical disciplines; and IAC (International Activities Committees) as the representative for international members, which has the logistical and cultural expertise to facilitate interaction. The working group produced a White Paper that details the benefits, best practices and recommendations for international engagement. For more information or to get involved, please contact the OIA at intlacts@acs.org

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C&EN offers Spanish translations of their most popular items

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Programs and Activities

Programs & Events - OIA activities around the world

Global & Regional Activities - Conferences, symposia, and workshops around the globe

Science & Human Rights - Monitoring the world for violations of scientists' human rights


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About ACS International Activities

The ACS has a variety of programs, international alliances, and activities that involves ACS members, staff, and other chemistry professionals. To learn more, see the International Activities Committee (IAC) page. Questions or comments? Email intlacts@acs.org.

International Chemical Sciences Chapters - Providing international members with a means of connecting outside of the U.S.

Global Alliances and Partnerships - Extending our reach to find solutions for challenges around the globe


ACS international center

The ACS International Center™ is a new segment of the ACS website devoted to providing listings of programs and opportunities, ACS-sponsored and non-sponsored, for funding of international research.