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Ensuring a Safe and Secure Future for Nuclear Energy

September 18 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (add to my calendar)
Center for Strategic and International Studies | get directions

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Please join us for an expert discussion of the key challenges facing nuclear power in the United States and policy options to maintain U.S. global leadership in nuclear energy. During the past year, CSIS, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Third Way have each undertaken bipartisan studies of nuclear energy policy. This event will highlight the recommendations of the Third Way and Idaho National Lab New Millennium Nuclear Energy Partnership, discuss the findings of the BPC Nuclear Initiative, and explore the ongoing work of the CSIS Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy.


8:30 – Check in and Breakfast

8:45 – Opening Comments

John J. Hamre

President and CEO, CSIS

9:00 – Keynote Address

Kristine L. Svinicki

Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

9:30 – 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


John J. Hamre

President and CEO, CSIS

10:30 – Panel Two: Next Steps – Addressing the Challenges

Warren F. "Pete" Miller

Former DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy and Co-Chair of BPC’s Nuclear Initiative

John Grossenbacher

Director, Idaho National Laboratory

Michael Wallace

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


Matt Bennett

Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, Third Way

11:30 – Keynote Address

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

Chairman of Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

12:00 – Closing Remarks

Pete V. Domenici

Former U.S. Senator (R-NM) and Co-Chair of BPC’s Nuclear Initiative

Seating is limited. Please RSVP via online registration by clicking this link.

(Note: You must log on to your CSIS account to register. If you do not have an account with CSIS, you will need to create one. If you have any difficulties, or do not receive "password reset" emails, please contact imisadmin@csis.org)

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B1 Conference Center
Washington, DC 20006