3 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Nuclear Waste as a Transnational Problem: Ethics and Governance

Thu., May 7, 2015 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

While there is international consensus that the country producing the nuclear waste is responsible for its disposal, policymakers are increasingly turning to the possibility of multinational repositories. Multinational repositories and other arrangements to jointly store or dispose of nuclear waste have evident safety, security, and non-proliferation benefits, but they also bring a number of ethical concerns.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

A technology roadmap for generation IV nuclear energy systems.


Seminar - Open to the Public

Designing for Nuclear Values: An Ethical Perspective on Nuclear Reactor Design

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

What is the Best Achievable Nuclear Reactor? Safety has always been a criterion for nuclear reactor design, but in addition to safety we design for security, sustainability, economic viability, as well as intergenerational justice. The evolution of nuclear reactor generations (I, II, III, III+ and IV) will be reviewed in this talk, led by MTA/ISP Research Fellow Behnam Taebi.