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Siegfried Hecker convenes next generation of Russian, U.S. nuclear professionals at Stanford

Stanford and Russian nuclear scholars work together in a tabletop exercise on preventing nuclear terrorism.
Photo credit: Rod Searcey
May 18 2018

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The third meeting of the Stanford-National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) Young Professionals Nuclear Forum, held May 2-4 at CISAC, brought together young Russian and U.S.-based scholars from a variety of science and social science disciplines to explore how to use thoughtful, cooperative approaches to solve pressing international nuclear security issues.
CREEES faculty affiliate Dr. Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, emeritus, and an internationally recognized expert in nuclear risk reduction, spearheaded the initiative.
Opening the forum, Dr. Hecker stressed that while U.S.-Russian relations continue to be complicated and cooperation in the nuclear sphere has virtually come to a stop, “the younger generation of nuclear professionals should be prepared to collaborate again once the relations between the two governments turn for the better.”
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