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Nuclear Power without Nuclear Proliferation?

Stated Meeting, Stanford CA
Monday, October 15, 2007

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Welcome: John Hennessy (2 min.) has been president of Stanford University since 2000. He joined Stanford's faculty in 1977, and was named the Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987. In 1984, he co-founded MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies, which designs microprocessors. At Stanford, he has served as director of the Computer System Laboratory, dean of the School of Engineering, and provost. He is a recipient of the 2000 John Von Neumann Medal, the 2000 ASEE R. Lamme Medal, the 2001 Eckert Mauchly Award and the 2001 Seymour Cray Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Moderator: Scott Sagan (6 min.) is a professor of political science at Stanford University and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Previously, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and served as a special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He has also served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Sagan is also a member of the American Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies.

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  William J. Perry (6 min.) is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University as well as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. He is also co-director of the Preventive Defense Project at Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. Previously, Perry served as Secretary of Defense from February 1994 to January 1997. He was also co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control from 1988 to 1993. Perry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
   Alexei Arbatov (10 min.) is a scholar-in-residence as well as co-chair for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Moscow Center. He is also head of the International Security Center in the Institute for International Economy and International Relationships at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Between 1994 and 2003, Arbatov served in the Russian Parliament as a member of the Yabloko Party.
   Thomas Isaacs (17 min.) is director of policy, planning, and special studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Previously, Isaacs held positions in the High-Level Radioactive Waste Program and in the Office of Safeguards and Security at the Department of Energy. He was also lead U.S. delegate to the Radioactive Waste Management Committee of the Nuclear Energy Agency.

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