Janice Dunn Lee, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director general for management,will discuss the work of the agency and, in particular, the important role that women play in nuclear science during an event hosted by the School of Science. The event, “60 Years of Atoms for Peace—Women in Nuclear Science,” will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The discussion is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science, will introduce Lee. The discussion also will include Geoffrey Shaw, representative of the IAEA Director General to the United Nations. Their remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
On Dec. 8, 1953, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower addressed the United Nations General Assembly to deliver his now famous “Atoms for Peace” speech. In the subsequent 60 years, nuclear technology has achieved tremendous accomplishments while facing persistent controversy. Reflecting the advances of nuclear technology and changing risks, the IAEA’s mission has evolved to meet the world’s need for an impartial institution dedicated to improving the safe and secure use of all things nuclear.