Next month, Secretary of State Kerry will visit South Korea and Japan. High on the list of topics to be discussed in Seoul will be how to proceed with the renewal of the U.S.-RoK agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation, which will expire early in 2014. Currently, negotiations have bogged down over Seoul’s request that the […]
Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Global America Business Institute and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s workshop in Washington, DC regarding the prospects for nuclear power use in the United State. I spoke about the economic, security and environmental challenges associated with the use of nuclear power. The slides from my presentation […]
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Today, I am speaking at a colloquium hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Physics Department regarding the role of scientists and engineers in the security field. Additionally, I will address current and future challenges for scientists and engineers to improve international security. You can view my presentation slides here […]
Yesterday, I presented at a conference hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to examine the impact of the Fukushima accident. I spoke about the potential implications for the use of nuclear power post Fukushima and implications for safety, education, economics and waste disposal. You can view my presentation slides here.
Presentation to the March Meeting of the American Physical Society, February 27, 2012, Boston, MA. The debate and controversy over the National Science Foundation (NSF) criterion on broader societal impacts of NSF-funded research have served the important function of challenging the physics community to reexamine why public money should support pure and applied physics research […]
FAS Roundup: January 23, 2012 India’s rejection of nuclear weapons for warfighting, future of nuclear power, reclassificiation of nuclear weapons information and much more. From the Blogs Dept of Energy Wants to Reclassify Some Info as “Restricted Data”: Steven Aftergood writes that the Department of Energy has asked Congress to amend the Atomic Energy […]
On Friday, November 4, 2011, I spoke on a panel at Washington and Lee University comparing Japanese and American nuclear regulatory systems.
On November 1, I spoke about nuclear power after the Fukushima accident to the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.