Energizing global thinking as a dimension of ACS diversity/inclusion efforts

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ACS symposium series


Many of the key issues facing the future of our planet are global in nature and are intrinsically interconnected, for example, climate change, food shortages, and safe and reliable drinking water. International collaboration and networking provide a useful mechanism to tackle, and potentially overcome, some of these challenges. By their nature, international collaborations encourage and promote diversity and inclusion. Research suggests that diverse groups are much more innovative in solving complex problems than their homogeneous counterparts. This may be due, in part, to the unique local perspective and information that groups with different backgrounds bring to the table. This article will provide examples of how the American Chemical Society (ACS) is addressing global thinking through its International Chemical Science Chapters.

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