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The Future of Nuclear Power

Friday, Nov 8, 2013

This event will focus on important questions including: how can the lessons from the Fukushima disaster be used to contribute to convincingly safer construction and operation of nuclear reactors? Can new technology – such as Integral Fast Reactors or Small Module Reactors – help restore public confidence and improve the commercial viability of nuclear power? What pathways exist for global collaboration on high-level waste management technology? In the evolving energy and climate landscape, how should society think about nuclear power as a zero-carbon fuel versus its other social externalities?

Sponsor: Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Speakers: Rob Adams, Founder - Atomic Insights; Tom Blees, President - Science Council for Global Initiatives; Jason Bordoff, DIrector - CGEP, Professor of Professional Practice in International Affairs, Columbia University; Dr. Yoon Chang, Senior Technical Advisor, Distinguished Fellow - Argonne National Laboratory; Robert Stone, Director of Pandora's Promise - Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker; Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow - CGEP; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Date: Friday, November 8, 9:00-11:00 am

Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building, Room 501

RSVP: Columbia University

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