Statements by Bassam
Action on CIimate Change, C&E News, March 17, 2014
"Exhortations for Responsible Action," Sustainable Nano Blog, February 25, 2014
"Onward!" ACS Councilor Bulletin, December 2013

Climate change and our responsibilities as chemists, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, October 14, 2013
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ACS Global Water Initiative: The Grand Challenge of Water, C&E News, May 20, 2013

Bassam poses with the ACS founding plaque, April 18, 2013

American Chemical Society announces first Presidential Climate Science Challenge Grants, April 7, 2013

Climate Change Conversations, Science Magazine, April 4, 2013

Prof. Shakhashiri to address the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,
March 15, 2013

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The Art and Science of Human Rights, February 7, 2013

In response to Bassam's presidential statement:
"Today our biggest challenge is to help sustain Earth and its people in the face of population growth, finite resources, malnutrition, spreading disease,
deadly violence, war, climate change, and the denial of basic humans rights, especially the right to benefit from scientific and technological progress."

Chemistry PhD Programs Need New Formula, Experts Say, The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 10, 2012

ACS Climate Science Toolkit: A New Resource for Members, C&E News, December 3, 2012
"... For the Benefit of Earth and Its People," ACS Councilor Bulletin, December 2012
Talking About Climate Change—An Interview with ACS President, Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, November 28, 2012
Merck & Co., Novartis, And Arkema Chemists Honored For Discoveries, C&E News, October 8, 2012

Recipients of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Announced, October 10, 2012

2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Did the 'Right' Science Get Its Due?
The Huffington Post
2 American Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The New York Times
G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
The Scientist
U.S. Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel
The Wall Street Journal

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Federal travel restrictions will hamper innovation, stunt economic growth, The Hill, September 10, 2012
"ACS, Chemistry, and the Grand Challenges Facing Science and Society," ACS Councilor Bulletin, August 2012
Obama announces national science teaching corps, C&E News, August 13, 2012
Earth Day 2012: A time for immediate action and sustained commitment, April 19, 2012
"From the ACS President," ACS Councilor Bulletin, March 2012
Bassam comments on the death and legacy of F. Sherwood Rowland, March 13, 2012
Agreeable Positions: A Response to Bassam's Inaugural President's Message, March 5, 2012
High School Senior from Edison, NJ, selected for White House Science Fair, February 6, 2012
Response to the 2012 State of the Union Address, ACS Press Release, January 19, 2012
Addressing the Needs and Aspirations of Graduate Students, ACS Website, 2012
Q&A, Nature Magazine, January 5, 2012
"Chemistry: A Key to Human Progress" C&E News, January 2, 2012
"New Task Forces on Education, Climate" C&E News, November 21, 2011
Younger Chemists Committee Presidents Column, August 2011
CHED Newsletter Editorial, Spring 2011
2011 ACS Election Statements