Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Nuclear Power and the Challenges of Global Climate Change and Nuclear Proliferation

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Jacques Bouchard, Special Adviser to the Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission, for a discussion of French energy policy and its reliance on nuclear power. Drawing on the French experience, he argues for the utility of nuclear power in dealing with global warming. Dr. Bouchard also explains the role of the nuclear engineer in responding to the technical needs generated by new challenges in design and safety, and he discusses his work in preparing the French nuclear forces for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Dr. Bouchard also analyzes how nuclear engineering working with an effective international regime can address the problem of nuclear proliferation in cases such as Iran.

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