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  • Technology and Pakistan's Attack on Poverty. Address delivered as President at the XIII Annual All Pakistan Science Conference. University of Dacca (Dhaka), Pakistan, 11 January 1961.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
      Renaissance of Sciences in Islamic Countries.
  • Pakistan and Technical Development. Address delivered at the University of California, San Diego, at the invitation of Professor Roger Revelle, Dean of Research and Leader of President Kennedy's team for the study of salinity and water-logging in West Pakistan. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, March 1964.
  • Science and Technology in the Emerging Nations. Lecture presented as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Pakistan at the 10th Anniversary AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Summer Scientific Seminar on Science in the Sixties. Cloudcroft, NM, 14-25 June 1965.
      [Alt. version. Science in the Sixties: the 10th Anniversary AFORS Scientific Seminar. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 32-41 (1965)].
  • International Collaboration in Physics. Banquet address delivered at the 5th Annual Eastern Theoretical Physics Conference. Brown University, Providence, RI, 25-26 November 1966.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
      [Alt. version. Theoretical Physics. Benjamin, New York, 243-248 (1967)].
  • Nuclear Physics in Pakistan. Presidential address delivered as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Pakistan, on the occasion of the Inauguration of the International Seminar on Low Energy Nuclear Physics. Dacca (Dhaka), Pakistan, 16-25 January 1967.
      [Alt. version. Nuclear Structure. North-Holland, Amsterdam, ix-xiii (1967)].
  • Why Are We So Poor as a Nation? An analysis of the relationship between lack of education in Pakistan and our poverty. Speech delivered to students. Jhang College, Jhang, Pakistan, 1972 [in Urdu].
  • Renaissance of Sciences in Arab and Islamic Lands. Contribution prepared for the United Nations University (UNU) Symposium on Scientific Creativity in Arab and Islamic Countries (Symposium on Endogenous Intellectual Creativity in the Arab World. 3rd Regional Symposium of the UNU Project on Socio-Cultural Development Alternatives in a Changing World, Sub-Project on Endogenous Intellectual Creativity). Kuwait, 3-12 March 1981.
  • Beam Weapons in Space. Address delivered at the Plenary Session of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco. Casablanca, 1-4 March 1984.
  • Dirac and Finite Field Theories. Address delivered at P.A.M. Dirac's Commemoration Day. St. John's College, Cambridge, UK, 19 April 1985.
      Reminiscences About a Great Physicist: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, 262-275. Cambridge University Press (1990).
  • Islam and Science. May 1985.
      Renaissance of Sciences in Islamic Countries.
      [Alt. version. Hamdard Quarterly Journal of Science and Medicine 29, no.4, 3-36 (1986)].
      [Alt. version. MAAS Journal of Islamic Science 2, no.1, 21-46 (1986)].
  • Physics and the Excellences of the Life It Brings. Speech delivered at the Conference on the History of Particles from Pions to Quarks. Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Batavia, IL, 1-4 May 1985.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
  • Nuclear Security, Disarmament and Development. Speech delivered at the Groupe de Bellerive Conference on Nuclear War, Nuclear Proliferation and their Consequences. Geneva, 27-29 June 1985.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
  • Science for Development. Address delivered at the Inaugural Session of the Roundtable Session on "Development: the Human Dimension". Istanbul, 2-4 September 1985.
  • Third World Higher Education and Italy. Speech delivered to the International Meeting on "Inter-university Co-operation: the Europe-Developing Countries Experience: Balance Sheet and Perspectives" / "La Cooperazione Universitaria: Bilancio e Prospettive delle Esperienze Europa - Paesi in Via di Sviluppo". Trieste, 21-23 November 1985.
  • Science and Peace. Address given at a meeting organized by the Independent Commission for International Humanitarian Issues. Vienna, 16 December 1985.
  • Science in Arab Countries. Address delivered at the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) meeting on the Preparation of Strategies in the Field of Science and Technology. Safat, Kuwait, 1986.
  • The Founding of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Speech delivered at the Convegno Internazionale la Cooperazione Italiana Vista dai Paesi in Via di Sviluppo (International Meeting on Cooperation Between Italy and the Developing Countries). Fiera di Milano, Milan (Milano), 16 April 1986.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
  • On Pakistan Science 1986. Lecture delivered to the Pakistan Planning Commission at the Eleventh International Nathiagali Summer College. Nathiagali, Pakistan, 22 June 1986.
  • Highlights of Science for Turkey. Speech delivered at the Symposium on "Turkey in the Year of 2000". Istanbul, 5-7 November 1986.
      Ideals and Realities: Selected Essays of Abdus Salam.
      Renaissance of Sciences in Islamic Countries.
  • Closing the Great Divide. Interview by Rushworth M. Kidder.
      An Agenda for the 21st Century. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 107-114 (1987).
  • Science and Development. Address delivered to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre. Ottawa, ON, 19 March 1987.
  • Interactions and Structures in Nuclei. Tribute presented at the Conference on Interactions and Structures in Nuclei to mark the 65th birthday of Sir Denys Wilkinson. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 7-9 September 1987.
  • An Islamic View-Point. Talk presented at the Conference on "Scientific Thinking: Between Secularisation and the Transcendent". Giovanni Agnelli Foundation. Turin (Torino), 21-23 June 1988.
      Renaissance of Sciences in Islamic Countries.
  • From a Life of Physics. Speech delivered on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, 31 October 1989.
  • L'Islam e la Scienza. Armonia o Conflitto? Draft of the address delivered at a conference. Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Rome (Roma), 11 May 1991.
      Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei / Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Rendiconti Lincei. Supplemento ser. 9, v.2 (1991)].
  • Il saluto di Salam. Speech delivered at the University of Trieste during the visit of Pope John Paul II. Trieste, 2 May 1992 [in Italian].
      L’Universita di Trieste - Settant’anni di Storia: 1924-1994. Editoriale Libraria, Trieste, 445-447 (1994).