Science & Global Security Seminar Series
Most seminars take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00 pm at 221 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
For more information or any questions, please contact M.V. Ramana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2014 Seminars
September 17, 2014 - "Nuclear Weapon “Pit” Production: Findings from an Industrial Perspective"
Jonathan Medalia, Congressional Research Service
September 24, 2014 - "Will the U.S. Learn the Lessons from Fukushima?"
Ed Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists
November 5, 2014 - TBD
Paul Murphy, Milbank, Special Counsel
November 12, 2014 - TBD
Markus Schiller, Schmucker Technologie
Spring/Summer 2014 Seminars
January 15, 2014 - "Transparency and Sino-US Strategic Stability"
Han Hua, Peking University
January 28, 2014 - "Global Trends in Nuclear Power"
Mycle Schneider, Independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy
February 19, 2014 - "Fast and furious, or fast and futile? Assessing the effectiveness of hypersonic boost-glide."
James Acton, Carnegie Endowment
February 26, 2014 - "Update on US. Nuclear Weapons Policy and Programs"
John Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
March 12, 2014 - "The Waste Confidence Trick in the Licensing of U.S. Nuclear Power Reactors"
Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
April 2, 2014 - "Explaining International Cooperation on Nuclear Security: Lessons from the RERTR Program"
Alan Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin
April 16, 2014 - "Israel's Campaign Against Iraq's Nuclear Program"
Uri Sadot, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2014 - "Risks from low-level ionizing radiation - a moving landscape"
Jan Beyea, Consulting in the Public Interest
April 30, 2014 - "Improving International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Law"
Tom Coppen, University of Utrecht
May 7, 2014 - "Real-time Radioxenon measurement using a Phoswich detector for CTBT verification purposes."
Bemnet Alemayehu, Natural Resources Defense Council
May 14, 2014 - "An overview of global development of advanced nuclear energy technology: The role of the Generation IV International Forum"
Harold McFarlane, Idaho National Laboratory
May 19, 2014 - “Laser Isotope Separation: A New Route to a Bomb?”
Ryan Snyder, Nuclear policy consultant
June 16, 2014 - "Hints of Neutrino Mass Hierarchy from Oscillations and the Potential Use of Neutrinos for Nuclear Nonproliferation”
Bernadette Kafwimbi Cogswell, Vanderbilt University
July 21, 2014 - " The influence of the Fukushima accident on Japan's reprocessing policy and the challenges ahead”
Tadahiro Katsuta, Meiji University, Tokyo