Featured lecturer Bassam Shakhashiri, professor of chemistry and William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, celebrates the free and open society of the United States, where waves of immigrants have thrived. Shakhashiri examines contributions of selected foreign-born chemists and reflects on the environment that made their accomplishments possible. He also addresses the role of chemistry in solving the grand challenges that face science and society. For more information on the lecture, visit chemheritage.org/visit/events/public-events/2013-10-21_heinemann.aspx

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00:20 Introduction by Ron Brashear, Arnold Thackray Director of the Othmer Library, Chemical Heritage Foundation

10:20 Presentation by Bassam Shakhashiri begins

43:30 Question and Answer session

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