Join us to welcome Michigan Alum Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration) for a Special Joint Colloquium of The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. The University of Michigan Regents resolved in 1948 that: “…the University of Michigan create a War Memorial Center to explore the ways and means by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become a beneficent influence in the life of man, to be known as the Phoenix Project of the University of Michigan."
In the face of climate change and ever increasing electricity demand, many who once opposed nuclear energy now consider it an essential component of the low-carbon energy equation. The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a major industry setback and re-ignited an international policy debate, but it also accelerated innovations in safety and efficiency. Hear the latest from Michigan's nuclear power plant operators, researchers, and local entrepreneurs striving to keep nuclear safe, cost effective, and a net benefit to our environment. Moderated by Nick Cucinelli