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Ethics in Nuclear Security Science and Policy Panel Discussion

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, Apr 29th 2014
Location: 
Banatao Auditorium (Sutardja Dai Hall)

The Nuclear Policy Working Group invites you to join us for our second annual nuclear security expert panel discussion on Ethics in Nuclear Security Science and Policy on April 29, 2014 from 7-9 PM in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The purpose of this event is to educate students on the UC Berkeley campus and within the larger Nuclear Science and Security Consortium on ethical issues at the interface of nuclear science and security policy. The panel discussion will explore such questions as 'What are the major ethical issues in nuclear science and security?' 'Does the US have an ethical obligation to treat all states equally in nuclear trade?' and 'What is the appropriate balance for managing dual-use nuclear technology and nonproliferation risks?' 

Dr. Raluca Scarlat, a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in advanced nuclear energy systems and lecturer for the Spring 2014 Engineering, Ethics, and Society course at UC Berkeley, will chair the panel discussion.

Distinguished panelists include:
Dr. Zachary Davis – Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
Dr. Charles Ferguson – President of the Federation of American Scientists
Dr. Per Peterson – William and Jean McCallum Floyd Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley and member of the 2010 Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
Dr. Sabine Roeser – Professor of Ethics and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Chair at the Department of Philosophy, TU Delft, Netherlands 
We encourage you to disseminate this invitation to your students and colleagues!

Get involved!
We invite students and faculty, as well as members of the general public to participate in this event by submitting questions to be considered by our panelists. If you submit a compelling question, our panelists may directly address it during out event! The event page and submission form is available on the NPWG website.

This event is supported through a grant awarded by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration through the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium under Award Number DENA0000979.

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