The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Lunch on "The Future of Nuclear Power" with John Deutch, former Director of Central Intelligence. Professor Deutch, currently Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will lead a discussion based on an interdisciplinary MIT study he co-chaired with Ernest J. Moniz. This publication was the result of efforts based on a belief that this technology is an important option for the United States and the world to meet future energy needs without emitting carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants. This study discusses the interrelated technical, economic, environmental, and political challenges facing a significant increase in global nuclear power utilization over the next half century and what might be done to overcome those challenges.

In addition to his service at the Central Intelligence Agency, Professor Deutch has served in many different capacities within the Unites States Department of Defense, including Deputy Secretary of Defense. He has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost. He has published over 140 technical publications in physical chemistry as well as numerous publications on technology, international security and public policy issues.