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New nuclear from a strategic perspective panel at CNA2019

Top to bottom: Rita Baranwal, Bill Fox, Kenneth N. Luongo

On Thursday, February 28, at 11:15 a.m., Dr. Rita Baranwal, Bill Fox, and Kenneth N. Luongo take the stage at CNA2019 to discuss new nuclear from a strategic perspective.

Awareness is growing of the many power and non-power benefits of nuclear technology. Taken together, these cover a wide range of national interests. How should we be looking at New Nuclear from a strategic perspective? What does the evolving technology imply for state-to-state relations, national security, technology leadership, and commercial success?

Dr. Rita Baranwal is the  Director at the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)  at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Created by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2015, GAIN supports nuclear startups and helps universities, industries and other private groups get nuclear technology to the market more quickly. U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Baranwal to serve as the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy.

William (Bill) Fox is the Executive Vice-President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin. He oversees all operations carried out by the Canadian Nuclear business unit, including the design and delivery of CANDU reactors, life extension projects, plant life management programs and tools and operation and maintenance services  for existing CANDU nuclear power stations across Canada and in key international markets.

Kenneth N. Luongo is the founder and president of the Partnership for Global Security (PGS) and the creator of the Global Nexus Initiative. He served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation Policy and simultaneously at the Department of Energy as the Director of the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Director of the Russia and Newly Independent States Nuclear Material Security Task Force and Director of the North Korea Task Force.

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