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Nuclear Energy

Scholarly Publications

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

For the People

January 2014

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani, founding co-director of the Iran Democracy Project here at Stanford, write in this Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists analysis that Iran must move beyond...

Nuclear denial: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

September 2013

Abstract: Governments and the nuclear power industry have a strong interest in playing down the harmful effects of radiation from atomic weapons and nuclear power plants.

Other Publications

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security in South Korea

December 2013

News

SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Nobel laureate Steven Chu on climate change and clean energy

November 2016

SCPKU held its second annual Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on October 13 which was titled "Climate Change and Clean Energy" and keynoted by Dr. Steven Chu, the William R.

Where Should America Store its Nuclear Waste?

March 2016

Plans to dispose of radioactive waste in a deep geologic repository have been stalled for the last five years, so the U.S.

Fukushima five years later: CISAC nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster

March 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, CISAC's Rodney Ewing says we should rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate...

Events

Thorium reactors: silver bullet or proliferation hazard?

January 26, 2017

Abstract: Since their conception in the 1950s, thorium reactors have been promoted as a promising technology for nuclear energy generation, though they have not yet been successfully commercialized...

The Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years Later

March 10, 2016

It has been five years since the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and associated nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Rethinking the Nuclear Age: The View from Africa and Its Implications for Policy

April 29, 2015

Abstract: Today’s international relations are plagued by anxieties about the nuclear state and the state of being nuclear.

Projects

From Crisis to Opportunity: Japan's Post 3-11 Disaster Experience and Energy Reform

After Japan was hit with the triple disaster of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, a variety of urgent policy and economic issues came to the fore....
English

Nuclear Risk Reduction

The Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China and Pakistan.
English

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

People

Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Postdoctoral Fellow
Thomas Isaacs Affiliate
Warren F. Miller Affiliate
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
Maral Mirshahi Maral Mirshahi Research Assistant to Scott Sagan