International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) 2018 and the Millennial Nuclear Caucus (MNC)

13 November 2018 – 13 November 2018

Tokyo, Japan

At the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Collaboration event, the NICE Future initiative led panel discussions and a side event for attendees to discuss and ask questions about the role of nuclear energy in clean energy systems. The side event, sponsored by the Millennial Nuclear Caucus, focused on engaging youth, workforce development and the next generation of nuclear engineers.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski provided opening and concluding keynote remarks at the conference. “There has never before been such an urgent need for visionary approaches to clean energy systems of the future,” she said. “It is exciting to be at the cutting edge of innovation that can enable nuclear energy to contribute to a bright and healthy future for our planet.”

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U.S. Department of Energy Senior Advisor Suzie Jaworowski (far left) engages an expert panel while Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation and lead for the NICE Future initiative U.S. team Sarah Lennon (podium) leads the discussion at the NICE Future initiative and IFNEC international conference: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Nuclear Energy in an Energy Transitions Context: Innovation and Actions to Advance Clean Nuclear Energy.

See also

Shannon Bragg-Sitton with microphone, at podium, next to banner reading in part, Millenial
Shannon Bragg-Sitton of the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory speaks about integrated nuclear-renewable systems and emerging innovations at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (“Titech”).

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Millennial scientists discuss nuclear innovation and careers at a joint NICE Future initiative, International Youth Nuclear Congress, and U.S. Department of Energy Millennial Caucus event.

Julian Gadano with microphone, seated in front of other event attendees
Deputy Secretary of Energy of Argentina Julian Gadano takes the microphone to engage speakers in a discussion at the IFNEC international conference in November 2018.