Lecture: Can We Save the World with Nuclear Energy?


Location: Washington Hall Auditorium

Gwyneth Cravens, American novelist and journalist, is best known for her writings on nuclear power as a safe and reliable alternative energy source and one that is an essential preventive of global warming. She is the author of Terrorism and Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Risks (published in 2002) and most recently Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy (published in 2007). She has contributed numerous articles and given countless talks on nuclear energy, emphasizing the need for environmental and technical communities to work together to reduce the anthropogenic causes of catastrophic climate change. Cravens will be joined by Notre Dame Faculty Experts, Dr. Peter C. Burns, The Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Concurrent Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director of ND Energy, and Director of the Energy Frontiers Research Center on the Materials Science of Actinides; and Dr. Anjan Chakravartty, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values.

Copies of Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy will be given to the first 50 attendees. The author will be available after her talk to autograph the books.

This event is funded by the IBM Women's Lecture Series and jointly sponsored by ND Energy, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, and College of Engineering.