[act-ma] Two top Nuke-Heads speak Monday at MIT and Harvard [Barbara Judge & Allison Macfarlane]

James in Cambridge tompaine at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 3 19:09:43 PST 2013

[1] @ MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/nse/events/rose-lecture.html   [photo included]

Nuclear Policies, Practices, and Problems 
Lady Barbara Judge   
Monday, March 4, 2013   
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
MIT Wong Auditorium, E 51-115Lady Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. 
In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of both Samuel Montagu and subsequently News International, among others.
She was appointed a Director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 2002 and became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. In 2010, upon completion of her two terms, she was appointed Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. In addition she is a member of the UK Nuclear Development Forum and Chairman of The Energy Institute of University College London. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Istanbul International Energy & Climate Center at Sabanci University.
In November 2010 Lady Judge was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Business Ambassador for the UK.   [etc...]
                [Sending these two notices to you gents in the event you have contacts in this area you think might like to attend...  cheers  James]
[2] @ Harvard:
Support for the Future of Energy speaker series is generously provided by Bank of America

Future of Energy

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Contact Name: Lisa Matthews 

lisa_matthews at harvard.edu 

Science Center C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Fukushima Experience: Dynamic Regulation in Dynamic Times" with Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane was sworn in as chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission July 9, 2012. She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to a term expiring June 30, 2013.
Dr. Macfarlane, an expert on nuclear waste issues, holds a doctorate in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s of science degree in geology from the University of Rochester. Prior to beginning her term as the NRC’s 15th chairman, Dr. Macfarlane was an associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
>From 2010 to 2012 she served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, created by the Obama Administration to make recommendations about a national strategy for dealing with the nation’s high-level nuclear waste. Her research has focused on environmental policy and international security issues associated with nuclear energy, especially the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. In 2006, MIT Press published a book she co-edited, Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste, which explored technical issues at the proposed waste disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev.
During her academic career, she held fellowships at Radcliffe College, MIT, and Stanford and Harvard Universities. From 1998 to 2000 she was a Social Science Research Fellow-MacArthur Foundation Fellow in International Peace and Security. She has served on National Academy of Sciences panels on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons issues. From 2003 to 2004, she was on the faculty at Georgia Tech in Earth science and international affairs.
Dr. Macfarlane is the third woman to serve as chairman, the 33rd member and the only individual with a background in geology to serve on the Commission.
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