Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a conversation on the role of nuclear energy innovation in US civil nuclear leadership around the world. Speakers will discuss how US leadership can strengthen global safety, security, and nonproliferation standards.

The next generation of nuclear technologies will be necessary to meet the projected increase in demand for nuclear energy in the coming decades. In order to demonstrate and deploy advanced reactor designs in the United States, the US will need to build out a thriving nuclear energy innovation ecosystem that will include capacity for testing fuel and other materials.

As innovation in nuclear energy technologies continues, it is crucial that advanced reactors and fuel incorporate safety and security by design. This will ensure that the US remains the global leader for civil nuclear exports and the highest safety, security, and nonproliferation standards.

This conversation will be in person. There will also be a Zoom option for those who choose to attend virtually. Please register to receive details about attending virtually or in person.


Keynote remarks by

The Hon. Bonnie Jenkins
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
US Department of State

Panel Discussion 1: The nuclear energy innovation ecosystem

The Hon. Rita Baranwal
Chief Technology Officer

Diane Cameron
Head of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics
Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD

Jacqueline (Kempfer) Siebens
Director of Government Affairs
Oklo Inc.

Jacqueline Toth
Deputy Director
Good Energy Collective

Moderated by

Craig Piercy
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
American Nuclear Society

Panel Discussion 2: US international civil nuclear leadership

The Hon. Joyce Connery
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Kemal Pasamehmetoglu
Executive Director for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)
Idaho National Laboratory

Amy Roma
Partner and Global Energy Practice Leader
Hogan Lovells

Adam Stein
Associate Director for Nuclear Innovation
Breakthrough Institute

Moderated by

Jennifer T. Gordon
Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative
Atlantic Council

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The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.