Nonproliferation and the problem of the MANel

Being the rather unapologetically energetic nonproliferation student that I am, I force my way into as many nonproliferation-related events, talks, and conferences as possible. Through this practice, I have been able to meet a variety of very interesting and intelligent experts in the nonproliferation field. But I have noticed a rather glaringly apparent problem in … Continue reading Nonproliferation and the problem of the MANel

Cinderella had a pumpkin carriage … is it too much to ask for a Uber Carriage app?

Austrians sure know how to throw a ball. I was able to secure a last minute ticket to the IAEA annual Ball which took place last Saturday. It was truly and extravagant and elegant evening, I can say with complete honesty that I have never attended anything quite like it. It took place at the … Continue reading Cinderella had a pumpkin carriage … is it too much to ask for a Uber Carriage app?

Our time in Prague has come to a close

Around 2pm (Prague time) today we boarded a train for Vienna, Austria. Sadly enough, our time with the Czech Technical University's Nuclear Physics Department had come to a close. It has been a phenomenal program. We as policy students were offered an amazing opportunity to get to see the technical application of nuclear safety, security, safeguards, … Continue reading Our time in Prague has come to a close

Just to switch things up, we went to see a reactor today

Today was like Disney Land for nonproliferation nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds who have never been to Disney Land. We went to visit the Temelin reactor in the mid-southern region of the Czech Republic. The Temelin reactor facility has two VVER 1000 reactors which roughly have 1000 MWe output … Continue reading Just to switch things up, we went to see a reactor today