April 18, 2011

Nuclear Regulatory Commission head to speak at Leaders + Legends

Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on April 21. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. in the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. The title of his remarks is “The Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Power: A Regulator’s Perspective.”

Jaczko was first sworn in as a commissioner of the NRC on Jan. 21, 2005, and he was designated chairman by President Barack Obama on May 13, 2009. His current term runs through June 2013.

In his position, Jaczko has focused on the NRC being a strong and decisive safety regulator possessing the confidence of the public, and has worked to have the agency clearly communicate with the public and its licensees. He is committed to the safety of existing nuclear reactors and radioactive materials sites, an effective and efficient safety review process for license applications, thorough environmental reviews, and strong enforcement and accountability.

Jaczko previously served as science policy adviser and appropriations director for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and as a congressional science fellow in the office of Rep. Edward Markey. He also has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching in the areas of science and public policy.

Jaczko holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy from Cornell University and a doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Leaders + Legends monthly breakfast series, which features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global interest and importance, is designed to engage business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today.

Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register and for more information, go to carey.jhu.edu/leadersandlegends.