Speech by Dr. Siegfried Hecker
On April 16, 2009 the Nuclear Engineering department and the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) welcomed Dr. Siegfried Hecker to speak as part of their ongoing "Nuclear Technology and Society" Invited Speaker Series. Dr. Hecker also participated in a student roundtable, and a reception was held in honor of his visit in the lobby of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building.
Dr. Hecker is a professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, a senior fellow at FSI, and co-director of CISAC at Stanford University. He is also an emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has visited North Korea six times in the past five years, and the speech he gave at Texas A&M, "How did North Korea Get the Bomb, and Will it Give it up?" focused on the question of North Korea as a world nuclear power. He brought the lessons of the North Korean experience to bear on broader nuclear proliferation challenges.
To see the announcement of Dr. Hecker's speech, which includes a short biography, click here.
The Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University celebrates the challenge of exploring the rich interface between nuclear technology and society by sponsoring a lecture series by experts representing the broad spectrum of nuclear technology in today's world, and the special policy and sociological issues that are engendered by its application.
For more information on the Invited Speaker Series, click here.