International Engagement, Retreat and Task Force

From Kate Kirby, APS Executive Officer

“International engagement and serving our international members more effectively are high priority objectives in the APS Strategic Plan. In order to gain first-hand knowledge of some of the issues and interests of APS members living outside the United States, Amy Flatten and I traveled to China this past September to have round-table discussions with Chinese physicists at a number of universities and institutes. It is clear that APS journals and meetings are greatly valued by the Chinese community of physicists, and we took away many ideas to help guide our future activities in support of greater contact and collaboration between the Chinese and American physics communities. The topic of international engagement will be a focus of the APS Executive Board Retreat in June, and in the fall of 2013 we will be forming a Task Force on International Engagement to identify opportunities and make recommendations for increasing APS's profile and involvement in the global physics community.”

Disclaimer - The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on International Physics Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.