NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs Hosts “Fueling Our Future – Reconsidering Nuclear Energy: A Global Shift?”

Lightbridge’s Seth Grae, MIT’s Alan Hanson, and Brookhaven National Laboratory’s William Horak are Featured Panelists at Nov. 3 Event

NEW YORK, October 27, 2014 –The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) will host a discussion on “Fueling Our Future - Reconsidering Nuclear Energy: A Global Shift?” on November 3.

For seven billion people in the world, many of whom live in rapidly developing countries, the need for modern technologies with their attendant energy demands is increasing at an exponential rate. Nuclear energy is the largest source of carbon-free electricity the world puts to use today, but questions remain about the technology’s safety, its cost, and what to do with spent nuclear fuel, nuclear security, and weapons proliferation. How are some key regions approaching the issue of nuclear energy today? How have Japanese and European attitudes and policies shifted in the years following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011 and how has this affected carbon emissions? Finally, what could be the impact of a nuclear Middle East as these oil and gas producers develop nuclear energy?

Join CGA Adjunct Assistant Professor Chris Gadomski, lead analyst on nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, for a conversation with internationally recognized industry experts examining the current global thinking on nuclear energy and its potential to change the current energy landscape. Featured panelists are Seth Grae, president and chief executive officer, Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ:LTBR); Alan Hanson, executive director, International Nuclear Leadership Education Program, MIT; and William Horak, chair of the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Monday, November 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs
Woolworth Building
15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street), Room 430

MEDIA RSVP: Seating is limited. RSVP is required. Contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

To learn more about the Center for Global Affairs, visit sps.nyu.edu/cga or call 212-992-8380.  For a list of all CGA events, go to sps.nyu.edu/cga.events.

About the Center for Global Affairs

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) facilitates change by educating and inspiring our community members to become global citizens who are capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. We believe that the development of solutions to global problems must be informed by an understanding that the world’s challenges are not merely challenges for and among states, but also challenges for and among non-state actors, urban and rural communities, regional organizations, and traditional diplomatic outlets.

Through rigorous graduate and continuing education programs and public events, we prepare global citizens who are at home in all of these environments—and thus, who are effective agents of change.

For more information, visit: sps/nyu.edu/cga.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Graphic Communications Management and Technology; Health Information Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Liberal and Allied Arts; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; and Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by close to 48,000 annual noncredit enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 28,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.