Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium
<p>The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), headquartered in Vienna, Austria, was established in 1957 to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to discourage its military use. The agency's success in halting nuclear proliferation and in enhancing nuclear safeguards and security have been recognized internationally, including with the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IAEA and its Director General.</p> <p>BNL has long had a role in the IAEA, by providing technical advice and assistance to its safeguards department. In fact, the IAEA's International Safeguards Project Office (ISPO) is headquartered at the Lab and is responsible for the management of U.S. programs supporting ISPO.</p> <p>In the 437th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, June 25th, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall, physicist Michael Rosenthal of the Energy, Environment & National Security Directorate will discuss the challenges facing the IAEA and ISPO in light of the world political situation and today's tight budgets, and BNL's role in finding and implementing solutions.</p> <p>Michael Rosenthal, Ph.D., joined BNL in May 2007, following a stint with the U.S. Department of State and two tours at the IAEA.</p> <p>Those who wish to join the lecturer for dinner following his talk at a restaurant off site may contact Susan Carlsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ext. 7647.</p>
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