10:30 am

U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Perspective on Proliferation Risk and Nuclear Fuel Cycles
Mark Whitney, Asst. Deputy Administrator for Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE

10:45–11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am

PANEL 1– Key Issues for Nonproliferation Policy
Moderator: Sharon Squassoni, Planning Committee Member
Mark Whitney, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, NNSA, DOE
John Harvey, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Richard Stratford, Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety, and Security Affairs, Undersecretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State

Points for discussion:

•   Identify the key questions associated with proliferation policy, in your office’s view

•   How is the proliferation risk of fuel cycle/reactor choices measured

•   What other considerations are taken into account in decision-making

•   What analytical tools are not currently used but could prove useful

•   Compare the importance of fuel cycle/reactor choices vs. other government actions (e.g., government controls) that can be taken.

12:30–1:30 pm


12:45 pm

Lunch Briefing: The Threat from Low-Cost Centrifuge Enrichment and A.Q. Khan: The Genie is out of the Bottle.
Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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