The Aspen Institute Announces The New Nuclear Challenge Forum

November 22, 2011

Contact: Nicole Alexiev
The Aspen Institute
Zuzana Blahutová
+ 420 602 744 127

Two day forum to be held in Prague

Washington, DC, November 22, 2011 –The Aspen Institute announced today that it is convening The New Nuclear Challenge Forum in Prague, Czech Republic on December 1-2, 2011, at the Radisson Blu Alcron hotel in historic Prague.

The Aspen Institute, along with our partners in Prague, created The New Nuclear Challenge Forum, an international and public forum specially designed to add an important dimension to public discourse in Central Europe and strengthening the transatlantic dialogue. The Forum will address such topics as the future of nuclear power, reactions to Fukushima, the spread of nuclear threats, and civil nuclear cooperation.

Honorable Norman Eisen, United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Honorable Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the United States
Denis Flory, deputy director general for nuclear safety and security, International Atomic Energy Agency
Steven Korn, president and CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Anne Lauvergeon, former CEO, Areva
Lord Peter Mandelson, former member of government, UK
William Ostendorff, commissioner, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Dr. Alexandr Vondra, minister of defense, Czech Republic

A full list of speakers can be found here:
WHAT: The New Nuclear Challenge Forum

WHERE: Radisson Blu Alcron, Prague, Czech Republic

WHEN: December 1 (9am-6pm), Dec 2 (9am-1pm); Gala dinner at the Troja Castle, evening Dec 1

A buffet lunch will be served on both days.

The event is open to press.  If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to
Zuzana Blahutová, + 420 224 310 991,

The event website can be found here: or

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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