Nuclear Energy Symposium: March 28, 2014

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, along with Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, held a one-day symposium on March 28th to mark the 35th anniversary of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility.

Three Mile Island 35th Anniversary Symposium: The Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Energy

In lectures and panel discussions, a range of experts from across government, industry, and academia, some of whom were involved in President Carter's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (led by Dartmouth's 13th President John Kemeny), reviewed and discussed the past, present and future of nuclear energy nationally and internationally.

Slides presented at the Symposium can be accessed through this folder on Google Drive. The Symposium was recorded and can be viewed on the Dickey Center's YouTube channel. Photos of the day's events can be viewed on the Dickey Center's Flickr account. The symposium's agenda follows.

Agenda

Click here to download a pdf version of the agenda.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall, Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College

8:00-8:30am
Continental breakfast

8:30-8:45am
Welcome

  • Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth
  • Joseph Helble, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth
  • Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
  • Five-minute video providing background on Three Mile Island

8:45-9:00am
Introductory remarks by Philip Hanlon, 18th president of Dartmouth College

9:00-10:15am
Panel: Nuclear Energy's Past
Moderated by: Graham Wallis, Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Panelists

  • Peter Bradford, adjunct faculty, Vermont Law School (member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the time of the accident at Three Mile Island)
  • Winthrop Rockwell, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels (served as associate chief counsel of President Carter’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island)
  • Matt Wald, energy and technology reporter, New York Times

10:15-11:00am
Keynote: John Kelly, deputy assistant secretary of energy for nuclear reactor technologies

11:00-11:15am
Break

11:15am-12:30pm
Panel: The Current State of Nuclear Energy
Moderated by: Dan Reicher, executive director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University (served on the staff of President Carter’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island and former assistant secretary of energy)

Panelists

  • Daniel Allegretti, vice president, State Government Affairs - East, Exelon Corporation
  • Frank Carré, scientific director of the Department of Nuclear Energy Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and Alternative Energies (CEA), France
  • M. Granger Morgan, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

12:30-1pm
A Report from Congress
Congressman Peter Welch, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VT) (member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce)

1:00-2:30pm
Lunch break

2:30-3:15pm
Keynote: Amory Lovins, cofounder and chief scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

3:15-3:30pm
Break

3:30pm-5:00pm
Panel: The Future of Nuclear Energy
Moderated by: Charles Sullivan, professor of engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College and Erin Mansur, associate professor of economics, Dartmouth College

Panelists

  • Armond Cohen, executive director, Clean Air Task Force
  • Bo Kong, ConocoPhillips Petroleum Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • Kevan Weaver, director of technology development, TerraPower

5:00-5:15pm
Concluding remarks

Co-sponsored by:
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth with the
Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford

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