Gwyneth Cravens: novelist, journalist - "Can Nuclear Energy Save the World?"


Location: Washington Hall


The Reilly Center and ND Energy will host Gwyneth Cravens, American novelist and journalist, on October 6th. Ms. Cravens 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. We hope you will share our enthusiasm and spread the word throughout your departments and to your students for what we anticipate to be a lively and productive discussion.

Can Nuclear Energy Save the World?
Tuesday, October 6 at 4:00pm
Washington Hall
Keynote Speaker: Gwyneth Cravens
- Peter C. Burns, Ph.D., Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, Reilly Center Fellow
- Prashant V. Kamat, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Solar Energy Expert
- Don Howard, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, Reilly Center Fellow
Moderator: Michael Desch, PhD., Co-director, Notre Dame International Security Program (NDISP), Reilly Center Fellow
This event is free and open to the public

In the book, Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy, Cravens documents her eight-year journey through the nuclear world, her encounters with scientists from many different disciplines, and her shift from skeptic to supporter of nuclear power as the safest, greenest, and most efficient technology for large-scale mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

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

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