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21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges

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WHAT:     Panel Discussion:
“21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges”

WHEN:     Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:30 PM Reception  &  7:00 PM Presentation

WHERE:     UNLV Science & Engineering Building Auditorium
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

RSVP:        Molly Marks at

COST:         FREE for Museum Members & Non-Members

On a daily basis, the National Atomic Testing Museum informs visitors of the nuclear challenges of the bygone Cold War. What about the nuclear challenges that face us present and await us in future, though? Find out this and much more as the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and University of Nevada, Las Vegas present “21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges.”

On Wednesday, May 25, starting at 5:30 PM with a special reception, UNLV’s College of Engineering will be hosting an esteemed panel featuring:

Dr. Siegfried Hecker is an internationally recognized expert in plutonium science, global threat reduction and nuclear security, a research professor at Stanford University, and a former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Robert Kuckuck is a former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, former Deputy Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and currently serves as a member of the Nuclear Weapons External Advisory Board for Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. C. Paul Robinson has made significant contributions to U.S. national security, arms control, and proliferation prevention for the last 40 years. He is a former President and Director of Sandia National Laboratories and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Reactor Concepts, LLC.

These former directors of the United States’ nuclear security laboratories will focus on the most compelling nuclear challenges now facing the global community during their 7:00 PM panel discussion. Come join the NATM and UNLV for an exceptional evening with some of the greatest minds in the field!