Tom Carper, Daniel Poneman, Brent Scowcroft and Kristine L. Svinicki to discuss Future of Nuclear Energy at CSIS Conference

  • Sep 17, 2012

    WASHINGTON, September 17, 2012 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) U.S. Nuclear Energy Project will host a conference entitled “Ensuring a Safe and Secure Future for Nuclear Energy” featuring experts in the field. The full agenda appears below.

    WHEN/WHERE
    Tuesday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
    B1 Conference Center
    CSIS, 1800 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006

    AGENDA:

    8:30 a.m. – Check in and Breakfast
    8:45 a.m. – Introduction

    John J. Hamre
    President and CEO, CSIS
    Keynote Address 

    Kristine L. Svinicki

    Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    9:15 a.m. – Introduction
    Pete V. Domenici
    Former U.S. Senator (R-NM) and Co-Chair of BPC’s Nuclear Initiative
     
    Keynote Address
    Daniel B. Poneman
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

    9:45 a.m. – Panel One: Challenges Facing Nuclear Power
    Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.) President, The Scowcroft Group and Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission

    Marvin Fertel
    President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

    Moderator:
    John J. Hamre
    President and CEO, CSIS

    10:30 a.m. – Panel Two: Next Steps: Addressing the Challenges
    Warren F. "Pete" Miller
    Former DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Nuclear Initiative

    John Grossenbacher
    Director, Idaho National Laboratory

    Michael Wallace
    Senior Adviser, U.S. Nuclear Energy Project, CSIS

    Moderator:
    Matt Bennett
    Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, Third Way

    11:30 a.m.– Keynote Address
    Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
    Chairman of Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

    12:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks
    Pete V. Domenici
    Former U.S. Senator (R-NM) and Co-Chair of BPC’s Nuclear Initiative

    Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org.

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