Author Gwyneth Cravens to lecture on nuclear energy on Oct. 6

by William G. Gilroy

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Gwyneth Cravens, an American author and journalist who is best known for her writings on nuclear power as a safe and reliable alternative energy source and as an essential preventive of global warming, will present a lecture titled “Can We Save the World with Nuclear Energy?" at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Oct 6) at Washington Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Cravens is the author of “Terrorism and Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Risks” (2002) and “Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy” (2007). She also has written 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.

Cravens’ talk will be followed by a panel discussion with University of Notre Dame faculty experts Peter Burns, The Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, concurrent professor in chemistry and biochemistry, director of ND Energy and director of the Energy Frontier Research Center on the materials science of actinides; and Anjan Chakravartty, professor of philosophy and director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values.

This event is funded by the IBM Women’s Lecture Series and is jointly sponsored by ND Energy; the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; and the College of Engineering. Cravens’ appearance is part of ND Energy Week 2015. More information on Energy Week can be found here.