The IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School 
Hosted by the Nuclear Power Institute at Texas A&M University

March 18 - April 5,  2013

(Mar 18) Theme: Welcomes, School Organization, Nuclear Energy:  

1. The Nuclear Energy Management School- Goals and Objectives Alexander Bychkov, DDG, IAEA
2. Programme Overview, Logistics, Group Projects Tatiana Karseka,, IAEA
3. Texas A&M University, College of Engineering,  Department of Nuclear Engineering Yassin Hassan, Texas A&M University
4. The IAEA History, Developments and Objectives Yanko Yanev, CEO Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute, Advisor to the IAEA
5. Perspectives for Nuclear Power in the U.S., Trends and Challenges Carol Berrigan, Director, Nuclear Energy Institute
6. The IAEA Programme on Nuclear Power, Fuel Cycle, and Nuclear Science Alexander Bychkov

(Mar 19. am) Theme: The Legal and Knowledge Foundation of Nuclear Programs:  

1. Introduction to Nuclear Law Patrick Reyners, Secretary General, International Nuclear Law Association
2. Keynote: Establishing a Nuclear Energy Capability in a Newcomer Country Charles Peterson, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
3. Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power, No. NG-G-3.1 Marta Ferrari, IAEA

(Mar 19. pm) Theme: Nuclear Law and International Framework for Nuclear Energy:  

1. Basic Principles of Nuclear Energy (Based on the the IAEA Publication  NE-BP, 2008) Yanko Yanev,
2. Physical Security, Cyber Security and Safeguard William Fork and Greg Laughlin, Pillsbury Winthrop
3. The International Legal Framework for Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Patrick Reyners
4. Safety, Regulatory Systems, Licensing Fundamentals, and Approvals W. Fork, C. Peterson, Pillsbury Winthrop

(Mar 20) Theme: Reactor Technologies:  

1. Reactor Technologies in the World Mark Harper, Team Leader, Water Cooled Reactor Group Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA
2. Keynote: New Technologies for 21st Century Nuclear Power Mark Lloyd, Vice President, NPP, Westinghouse
3. Small Modular Reactors Mark Lloyd, Westinghouse
4. Advanced Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycle (Overview and Introduction to INPRO - International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycle) Randy Beatty, Distinguished Research and Development Staff, ORNL

(Mar 21) Theme: Construction and Operations:  

1. NPP Construction in the World Mark Harper, Team Leader, Water Cooled Reactor Group
2. Keynote: Nuclear Power Project Management Kevin Richards, Senior Vice President, South Texas Nuclear Operating Company
3. Nuclear Power Project Management (continued) Kevin Richards
4. U.S. New Nuclear Development Bobby Bird, Director of the Nubuild Project, Luminant
5. Nuclear Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer Yanko Yanev

(Mar 22) Theme: Critical Issues and Steps in Implementation of a Nuclear Power Programme:  

1. Overview of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and a need to develop a Strategy for the Radioactive Waste Gary Dyck, Section Head, Nuclear Energy Fuel and Waste Management, IAEA
2. Electrical Grid: Size, Stability and Maintenance KDon Russell, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, Henry E. Bovay, Jr. Chair Professor, Texas A&M University
3. Human Resource Development for a Nuclear Power Programme: Roadmap to Operational Excellence Lee Peddicord, Director of NPI and Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University
4. Importance of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement Valerie Segovia, Director for Outreach and Development, NPI
5. Education and Training for a Nuclear Power Programme – National and Global Issues Yanko Yanev
6. Nuclear Engineering Education in the US and Texas Yassin Hassan
7. Programmes for Technician Preparation for the Nuclear Industry Linda Morris, Department Chair, Environmental Health & Safety Technology, Texas State Technical College

(Mar 25) Theme: An Operational Nuclear Power Plant: Interacting with the Owners and Operators  

1. Management and Operations of a Nuclear Power Plant Mark Harper, Team Leader, Water Cooled Reactor Group

(Mar 26) Theme: Support to a Nuclear Power Program: Technologist/Technician Preparation Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

(Mar 27) Theme: Safety

1. The IAEA Programme on Nuclear Safety and Security Denis Flory, DDG-Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA
2. The IAEA Safety Standards Dominique Delattre, Nuclear Safety Unit, IAEA
3. The IAEA Advisory Services Dominique Delattre
4. Safety Culture in the Nuclear Industry Mike Blevins, Former Chief Nuclear Officer, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
5. Safety Culture and Management Systems, IAEA Guidance Yanko Yanev
6. The Regulatory Authority Elmo Collins, Regional Administrator, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region-IV
7. Oversight of Operating Nuclear Power Plants Elmo Collins
8. Human Performance Requirements in the Nuclear Industry-Professionalism John Poston, Associate Director, NPI and Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University

(Mar 28) Theme: Safeguards and Security

1. International Non-Proliferation Regime Laura Rockwood, Section Head, Office of Legal Affairs, IAEA
2. The IAEA Safeguards Implementation Therese Renis, Section Head, Concepts and Approaches Section, Department of Safeguards
3. The IAEA Nuclear Security Programme Khammar Mrabit, Director, Nuclear Safety Department, Nuclear Security
4. International Export Control Policies Laura Rockwood
5. Nuclear Security Issues Relevant to a Nuclear Power Program William Charlton, Director, Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University

(Mar 29) Theme: DOE Programs and National Presentations

Keynote Address: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
1. DOE-NE International Programs and University Support Peter Lyons, DOE-NE
2. Participants’ presentations on National Nuclear Power Programs (UK, Russia, and Vietnam)
3. Participants’ presentations on National Nuclear Power Programs (Argentina, Brazil, and China)

(Apr 1) Theme: Nuclear R&D and Applications

1. The IAEA Programme on Nuclear Science and Applications Daud Bin Mohamad DDG for Nuclear Applications, IAEA
2. Nuclear Infrastructure for Research, Development and Applications I (Research Reactors) Dan Reece, Director of the Nuclear Science Center, Texas A&M University
3. Nuclear Infrastructure for Research, Development and Applications I (Cyclotron Institute)  Bob Tribble, Distinguished Professor, Cyclotron Institute and Sherry Yennello, Professor and Associate Dean, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University

(Apr 2) Theme: Lessons Learned from the Major Nuclear Accidents, Communicating Radiation Risks

1. Overview of the Major Nuclear and Accidents  
TMI Karen Vierow, Associate Professor, TAMU
Chernobyl Yanko Yanev, Abel Gonzalez
Fukushima Daiichi Akira Omoto, former Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission
2. Basic Principles of Radiation Protection Under Normal) operation and Emergencies Abel Gonzalez, Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority
3. Communicating Radiation Risks to the Public Abel Gonzalez
4. Nuclear Sociology Yanko Yanev

(Apr 3) Theme: Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Response and Incident Management—A Hands-On Exercise 

1. Introduction to the IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre  Elena Buglova, Incident and Emergency Centre, IAEA
2. Preparing for a Nuclear Incident, Perspectives from the Person with Final Responsibility  Judge Michael Ford, County Judge, Somervell County, Texas Location of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
3. Emergency Response Preparedness and Incident Management  Clint Arnett, Training Coordinator, Texas Engineering Extension Service