Dr. Bret Leslie, Senior Professional Staff, NWTRB
Dr. Leslie’s doctoral research focused on natural analogs of nuclear waste repositories. He has conducted field and laboratory studies with radioactive materials, probabilistic risk assessments, and public outreach on the US spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal program for a national laboratory, a non-profit, and several federal agencies.
Dr. Cindy Vestergaard, Director, Nuclear Safeguards Program and Blockchain in Practice Program, Stimson
Dr. Vestergaard’s current research focuses on the impact of evolving international safeguards obligations on states and facility operators. Projects include looking ahead to nuclear facilities of the future, such as deep geological repositories and multinational fuel cycle facilities and how these emerging facilities, coupled with emerging technologies, challenge and/or enhance the management of safeguards.