Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century


On October 17, the Center for the National Interest and the Energy Innovation Reform Project jointly hosted a panel discussion entitled “Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.” Speakers included Laura Holgate, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism and Threat Reduction and U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency; Kenneth N. Luongo, President of the Partnership for Global Security and a former Director of the Department of Energy’s North Korea Task Force and Director of the Office of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; Jack Spencer, Vice-President of the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity; and Tristan Volpe, Nonresident Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School.