As various threats continue to emerge and evolve around the globe, it is vital to remember how clear and present the danger a radioactive contamination from a “dirty bomb” remains.
We invite you to join us on October 13, 2021 at 10:00am ET for a virtual panel hosted by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) with experts from the National Academy of Sciences, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Government of Switzerland.
Over the course of an hour and a half, we will discuss what actions we can take to prevent a dirty bomb, what we can learn from real world accidents about the consequences of a radioactive material release, and how NGOs and government can effectively partner to address these issues. We will then open it open for audience Q&A.
Our event will feature:
● Charles D. Ferguson, Ph.D., Board Director of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) & Dr. Ourania (Rania) Kosti, Senior Program Officer, National Academies’ Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
● Thomas Flury, Manager of Radiological Security, Department of Home Affairs, Switzerland
● Nicholas Butler, Deputy Director of the Office of Radiological Security, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
● Jeffrey Barons, Senior Analyst, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
● Jessica Bufford, Program Officer for Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Please feel free to submit any questions in the registration box and share this with your networks as you feel appropriate. We will be recording the event. As always, let us know if you have any questions.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative