"Atoms for Development" February 28 (8:45 - 12:45) at the State Department

Feb 24, 2011

 

By Mark Jansson

The State Department has organized an interesting event, Atoms for Development, to discuss various civil applications of nuclear technology. Eliot Kang, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Susan Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation; and Gregory Jaczko, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission headline the agenda.

The event is scheduled for Monday, February 28 from 8:45am to 12:45pm. RSVP to Erin Harbaugh at HarbaughEE@state.gov by C.O.B. today to sneak in. 

The phrase "peaceful uses" is commonly equated to "not weapons," and that's good enough for some discussions, but this event offers an opportunity to learn more about what those other uses are - namely in the areas of health, food and water, as well as with nuclear energy.

Agenda

Intro and Welcome: 8:45-8:50am: Eliot Kang, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State

Opening Keynote: 8:50-9:10am: Gregory Jaczko, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Panel 1: 9:10-10:40am: Health, Food and Water Applications of the Atom: Regional and Technical Perspectives
Moderator: Debbie Rudolph, Physical Scientist, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
Michael Rosenthal, Head, Nonproliferation and Safeguards, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. Pablo Jimenez, Pan American Health Organization

Break: 10:40-10:55 am

Panel 2: 10:55am-12:25pm: Technical Cooperation: Policy Considerations, and Challenges
Moderator: Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Education Policy Center
Panelists: Adam Scheinman, Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council
Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
Andrew Semmel, Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency

Endnote Speaker: 12:25-12:45: Ambassador Susan Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State