Re-energizing Nuclear Security
November 7, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Watch the previously recorded event at the bottom of the page.
The nuclear industry is experiencing many dynamic changes. Economic challenges are forcing premature reactor shutdowns in some countries such as the US, while Russia and China are making lucrative deals in energy-starved developing countries. A general expansion in all aspects of nuclear development, such as next gen reactor technologies, is clouded by an evolving security landscape including emerging cyber vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, nuclear security is out of the spotlight since the end of the Nuclear Security Summit series. What is the future of nuclear development and how can industry, civil society, and international organizations facilitate the outstanding Security Summit commitments?
WHAT: An on-the-record discussion of trends in the nuclear industry and security. This event marks the official launch of a new Stimson publication: Re-energizing Nuclear Security: Trends and Potential Collaborations Post Security Summits
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 5-6:30 pm with cocktails to follow
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Introductory Remarks by Leslie Ireland, Stimson Center Board Member, former U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
Leslie Ireland is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis. She joined Treasury after 25 years at CIA where she specialized in Iran, the Middle East and WMD. She currently serves on the Boards of Citigroup and the Stimson Center.
Maria Korsnick, President & CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
In 2017, Korsnick joined NEI as its President & CEO. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Exelon, where she oversaw the operations of its nuclear power plants in the Northeast. NEI is the nuclear industry’s policy organization, which arranged the 2010 and 2016 Nuclear Industry Summits in Washington, D.C.
John Barrett, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association, former Chair of IAEA Board of Governors
Barrett was Canada’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, where he was Chair of the IAEA’s Board of Governors from 2012 to 2013. From 2014 to 2016, he chaired the Nuclear Industry Summit Working Group on “The Role of the Nuclear Industry in the World and How It Manages the Security of its Materials and Technologies,” which developed a prototype good governance template for security. He is on the Board of Directors of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS).
Frank Saunders, Vice President, Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Power
Saunders has held senior positions including safety, environment, security, regulatory relations and oversight at Bruce Power. Earlier in his career, he performed nuclear plant safety evaluations in conjunction with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and was Director of Nuclear Operations of the research reactor and related facilities at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
Moderated by Debra Decker, Senior Advisor, Stimson Center
Debra Decker is a Senior Advisor at the Managing Across Boundaries initiative. She has more than 20 years of experience developing policies and managing processes in the private and public sectors and is a subject matter expert in the field of risk management.