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An introduction to key research topics in nuclear security from Emeritus Professor Laurence Williams, followed by an open discussion around the policy and technology challenges these present.

This event is aimed primarily at policymakers, researchers and students interested in nuclear energy and matters of security. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

The ISST Breakfast Briefing events are hosted by the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST); Imperial College London’s hub for security research.

These events convene thought leaders and relevant stakeholders to discuss the grand challenges in security, and aim to facilitate knowledge and opinion sharing and networking. It will be an opportunity to engage Imperial College experts in discussion around nuclear security.

This event will be chaired by Professor Bill Lee, Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology.

About Laurence Williams

Laurence Williams FREng (Chair) is an Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Safety and Regulation. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, within the Centre for Nuclear Engineering; and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. Laurence is an international authority on nuclear safety and security regulation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute.

Professor Williams’ additional roles include:
• Visiting Senior Fellow at the National Nuclear Laboratory
• Chair of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee
• Member of the High Scientific Council of the European Nuclear Society
• Chair of the Nuclear Institute Editorial Board for Nuclear Future
• Member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s International Advisory Group on Chernobyl

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