Nuclear Control Institute's 20th Anniversary Conference -> NUCLEAR POWER & THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS: CAN WE HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER ? <- Monday, April 9, 2001


Monday, April 9, 2001
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
1779 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


In the wake of the California energy crisis and amidst growing concerns about
global warming, there is a rebirth of interest in nuclear power plants as the
solution to meeting electricity needs in the United States and globally.  


For the past two decades, the Nuclear Control Institute has been dedicated to
de-linking nuclear power and nuclear weapons by seeking a halt in commerce in
plutonium and bomb-grade uranium. To mark its 20th anniversary year, NCI convened a one-day conference to explore the need for nuclear power and
its linkage with the proliferation of nuclear weapons.  


A group of leading experts was assembled to address tough questions and
to use the answers to draw lessons that can serve as a guide to the future.
Among the questions:

  • Can we have nuclear power without the spread of nuclear weapons?

  • How essential is nuclear power?

  • How viable are the advanced, non-nuclear alternatives?

  • How realistic are the proposed technical fixes to make nuclear
    power proliferation-resistant and free of long-lived wastes?

  • What role has nuclear power played in the acquisition of
    nuclear weapons, and what role is it playing now?

  • Have the world's non-proliferation agreements been an
    effective barrier against the spread of nuclear weapons?


Among the Experts:

  • Amory Lovins, CEO\Research, The Rocky Mountain Institute

  • Richard Rhodes, author, The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Renewal: Common Sense About Energy

  • Richard Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus

  • James Hassberger, Senior Nuclear Scientist, Energy & Environment Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Robert Williams, Princeton University

  • Marvin Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

  • Rep. Ed Markey, Member of Congress

  • Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Dean, Georgetown University School
    of Foreign Service

  • Lawrence Scheinman, former ACDA Assistant Director;
    distinguished professor, Monterey Institute

  • George Perkovich, author, India's Nuclear Bomb

  • Zachary Davis, analyst, Z Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; former senior specialist, Congressional Research Service

  • Bertram Wolfe, past Vice-President/Nuclear, General Electric Company; past president, American Nuclear Society

  • Harold Feiveson, Senior Research Policy Scientist, Princeton University

  • William Lanouette, U.S. General Accounting Office; Author of "Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, The Man Behind the Bomb"