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    EVENT: “Energizing the US-Korea Partnership: Enhancing Nuclear Energy Cooperation Between the US and ROK” @ Chicago, 10/27/2014
    October 07, 2014




    On October 27, 2014, GABI will be hosting, along with WorldChicago (worldchicago.org) and Korea Economic Institute of America (keia.org), an open-to-public forum in Chicago on:


    Energizing the US-Korea Partnership
    ​Enhancing Nuclear Energy Cooperation Between the US and ROK


    Monday, October 27, 2014
    University Club of Chicago – Michigan Room (2
    nd Floor)
    76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
    Registration at 5:30 p.m.

    With remarks/presentations by:

    Robyug Park
    Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Cooperation and Special Representative for ROK-US Nuclear Cooperation, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Judy Biggert
    Former U.S. Representative (IL-13th)
    Senior Member, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    Board Member, House Office of Congressional Ethics

    KunMo Chung
    Former ROK Minister of Science and Technology
    Senior Advisor, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

    Gail Marcus
    Former President, American Nuclear Society (ANS)
    Former Deputy Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
    Former Principal Deputy Director, US DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)

    Yoon I. Chang
    Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)


    Dinner will be served
    Dress code is business casual –
    collared shirts for men, no jeans allowed
    Valet parking is complimentary

    The US-Korea civil nuclear partnership has evolved greatly over the decades since the US built Korea’s first civilian reactors on a turnkey basis in 1978. Korea is now a major player in the global nuclear market, and the US-Korea civil nuclear partnership is presently bearing fruit on many levels: advanced technology R&D, commerce and trade, norm setting in nuclear safety and nonproliferation, etc. The two countries are currently engaged in a ten-year Joint Fuel Cycle Study (JFCS) between US national laboratories and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and recently, Argonne National Laboratory agreed with KAERI to jointly develop the Prototype Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR). The nuclear industries of both the US and Korea are also closely linked—American companies are active participants in Korean-led nuclear construction projects and vice versa. With the importance of nuclear power likely to grow throughout the world in coming years, the US-civil nuclear partnership is poised to positively shape global standards in nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future with nuclear energy worldwide.


    The event is open to public and on the record.


    Admission and dinner are complimentary
    Please RSVP


    For issues with RSVPs, please contact Abbey Jennings at ajennings@worldchicago.org

    For questions about the program, please contact Alan Ahn at alanahn@thegabi.com