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Engineering Physics Colloquium

Tuesday, April 23

11:55 AM to 11:55 AM

106 Engineering Research Building

Speaker: Joyce Connery, Director of Nuclear Energy Policy for The White House.
                 This event is a special topic, open forum colloquium.
Biography: Joyce Connery is the Director of Nuclear Energy Policy within the Office of International Economics on the National Security Council. In that position, Ms. Connery works to develop policy among agencies and align and coordinate programs covering nuclear safety, security and nuclear trade.  Previously, Ms. Connery served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy. Prior to that post, she was the Director for Threat Reduction and Nuclear Energy Cooperation in the office of the WMD Coordinator at the National Security Council.  She served under both the Bush and Obama Administrations and was responsible for nuclear Cooperative Threat Reduction programs, the the Nuclear Security Summit, the President’s four year effort to secure vulnerable nuclear materials, international nuclear energy policy and bilateral security and trade agreements.
Before working at the NSC, Ms. Connery served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.  She also worked in various other capacities within that organization, to include:  nuclear security, nuclear safety, nonproliferation and export control policies. She served in Kazakhstan for two years, first as the Department of Energy's nonproliferation representative for the Embassy and then as the on-site project manager for the shut-down of the BN-350 fast breeder reactor.
Event Note:  3:45pm refreshments will be served.