May 16, 2011
BRIEFING & LUNCHEON: NUCLEAR NEXUS
The Board of Directors and staff of the Federation of American Scientists in partnership with the Fund for Peace Initiatives will host a lunch on Thursday, June 2nd 2011 at the Menlo Circus Club.
The lunch will be a private event to focus on the implications of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident for the U.S. and global nuclear industry as well as the next urgent steps needed to secure nuclear weapons and weapons-usable fissile material to prevent nuclear terrorism. In addition, the presenters will discuss the work that the Federation of American Scientists is performing to understand the science and technology underlying national and international security issues and to develop practical recommendations to improve security.
Attendees will receive a copy of my latest book Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know, published by Oxford University Press. This newly published book includes an analysis of the Fukushima Daiichi event.
The Federation of American Scientists is working to prevent the next Fukushima and Hiroshima. Les Dewitt, Martin Hellman, Sri Srikrishna, and Tom Tisch, the Event Host Committee, want the business community to add its voice to these important issues. Using research, analysis, and outreach on nuclear energy and nuclear security, FAS advances safe and secure nuclear power solutions that are resilient to natural disasters, accidents, and attacks. And we want a world free of nuclear explosions, especially from a terrorist’s use of nuclear weapons.
Through advice and investment, the business community must play a role to ensure safe and secure nuclear power and to prevent nuclear terrorism.
This event will focus on the implications of the Fukushima Daiichi accident for the nuclear industry and the next steps needed to secure nuclear weapons and the fissile material to make these weapons.
The event organizing committee includes Les DeWitt, Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, Martin Hellman, and Tom Tisch.