ACS International Activities Staff

ACS International Activities serves as a focal point for the Society as it reaches out to a global community and refines its efforts to be more welcoming to chemists with international interests. In particular, International Activities serves the ACS Committee on International Activities and ACS membership, governance and the worldwide community of chemical scientists and engineers by applying and building international recognition of the ACS - its brand - and the Society's relevant programs and activities.  International Activities endeavors to find creative ways to apply ACS products and services to local needs around the world. It works with the Society’s International chapters and alliance partners and also organizes international conferences and professional exchange and research collaboration programs.  International Activities works with ACS governance and other ACS units to build global networks for our members and to enable the broader chemistry community to engage in international research and education - targeting areas where chemistry provides solutions to global challenges. International Activities also administers the Society's Board-approved Science and Human Rights activities and the ACS International Center, a curated, web-based information resource on global exchange and research collaboration opportunities for chemistry related professionals and students. 

Bradley Miller

Chief International Officer & Director of International Activities

Email | 202-872-4088 (Office)

Bradley Miller, Chief International Officer and Director of International Activities, American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of International Activities, has worked for ACS since 1999 developing programs, products, and services to advance chemical sciences through collaborations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. At ACS, the world’s largest single disciplinary scientific society, he works with ACS committees, technical divisions, local sections and members to create opportunities for chemistry to address global challenges through in-person and web-based scientific network development, research collaborations, and educational exchange. Miller serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and in 2009 was appointed to co-chair the ACS 2011 International Year of Chemistry Staff Working Group. Brad holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a baccalaureate degree from University of Virginia - Wise, and speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Bradley Miller

Christopher LaPrade

Portfolio Manager, International Activities 

Email | 202-872-6365 (Office)

Christopher joined the ACS in October 2014 and serves as Manager for the Office of International Activities. Christopher manages a number of programs that enhance the Society’s international collaborations and partnerships as well as its international education initiatives. Additionally, Christopher works to grow ACS’s civil society and science diplomacy portfolio. Christopher joined ACS from the Global Program’s department at the Society for Neuroscience where he managed the organization’s global activities and partnerships-specifically training programs in Latin America and Europe. His interest in international education started as an American Studies and English instructor in Aachen, Germany prior to relocating to Washington, D.C. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Political Science from The Florida State University where he also had the opportunity to study in Dresden, Germany. Christopher is fluent in German and has substantial experience working with global constituencies.

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Christopher LaPrade

Lori Brown

International Program Manager

Email| 202-452-2129 (Office)

Lori is an International Project Manager for ACS International Activities whose responsibilities include science and human rights, diplomatic outreach, and managing federal grants. She has been with ACS since 2013. Since 2016 she has managed the Global Chemists’ Code of Ethics, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Chemical Security Program. As part of the ACS Science and Human Rights initiative she manages a  webinar series and monitors cases of chemists and related scientists who have had their rights abridged. Lori has a background in politics, and has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and a lobbying firm. Prior to joining ACS, she served as an election observer in El Salvador. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Evansville where her research focused on government response to the 1918 Spanish flu.

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Lori Brown