Leadership Speaker Series

Providing a forum for global leaders to present policies and platforms that shape the sciences of nuclear, plasma and radiological disciplines is part of NPRE’s mission.

The Leadership Speaker Series, an effort of NPRE and its sponsoring alumni group, the Constituent Alumni and Industry Advisory Board, was created to help accomplish that goal, and carry impact across the University of Illinois and beyond. This also fits with the major initiative on Campus to develop strong leadership in the areas of Sustainable Energy and Environment through a Campus Institute of that name.

Past NPRE Leadership Speaker Series events

"The Outlook for Nuclear Energy in the U.S.," Mr. John Kotek, Vice President for Policy Development and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute; Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, Obama Administration, Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Nuclear Power: What it means in Illinois," Panel of local, state and national policy makers and experts, October, 18, 2016. Also, special report.



Looking Forward: Nuclear Energy Issues and Opportunities, William D. Magwood, IV, Director General, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), September 3, 2015.


The Role of Nuclear Energy in the United States, Dr. Peter B. Lyons, US Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, November 20, 2014.