Richard K. Lester

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard K Lester

 

Nuclear Innovation for the 21st Century

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“Nuclear Innovation” Science and Technology in Society Forum, Kyoto, Japan, October 6, 2014 Download pdf

 


 

Can we solve the energy problem without nuclear power? Download pdf of talk

Talks & Media

 


Recent Media Interviews (selected)

“Can We Solve the Energy Problem Without Nuclear Power?” Yale Climate and Energy Institute, July 6, 2014 watch

“Nuclear power: Fading away or powering up?” Here & Now — NPR, July 8, 2013 interview

“The most important innovation challenge we face” The Science Show — Australian Broadcasting Corporation April 20, 2013 interview

“How Should We Deal With Nuclear Waste?” Wall Street Journal April 11, 2013 read discussion.

“Energy Innovation And Nuclear Power” Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions. presented by Cognoscenti, wbur transcript. March 2013.

“Energy and Building Innovation” A Commonwealth Club panel. January 2013.

“How to Innovate Energy innovation.” An MIT Enterprise Forum book chat on iTunes. December 10, 2012

WGBH “Innovation HUB with Kara Miller”, January 27, 2012 interview

“On the Future of Nuclear Energy”, TEDx New England, Boston, MA, November 1, 2011
(with Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie) watch presentation

“Energy Innovation: Overhaul or Tweak?” Panel discussion, Climate One Television, the Commonwealth Club,
San Francisco, CA, November 3, 2011 listen to the discussion

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Recent Op/Ed Pieces

“In the war against climate change, look to the states”, Boston Globe
“Why Fukushima Won't Kill Nuclear Power”, Wall Street Journal
“The High Costs of Copenhagen”, Wall Street Journal
“Clearing the Path Toward a Nuclear Renaissance”, Boston Globe
“Il Destino Energetico”, La Repubblica
“How to Prosper in a Globalizing Economy?” Irish Times
“China's Energy Dilemma,” Technology Review
“New England's Potential as an Energy Giant,” Boston Globe
“A Creative Economy,” Industry Week

 


Recent Videos

“Nuclear Innovation for the 21st Century”
MIT Club of Northern California, Palo Alto, CA, November 6, 2014 watch video

"Energy Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Austerity and Policy Uncertainty".
Panel discusssion. Bipartisan Policy Center. February 7, 2012. Watch video

Richard Lester on Nuclear Leadership Challenges after Fukushima. listen to audio podcast. download audio podcast.
MIT150 Infinite History Project
Richard Lester on the Culture of Innovation watch video with thanks to and permission from NECN
Richard Lester introducing John Rowe at the 2010 MIT Energy Conference watch video
Richard Lester on Innovation watch video

 


Recent Public Lectures (selected)

“Nuclear Innovation” Science and Technology in Society Forum, Kyoto, Japan, October 6, 2014 Download pdf

“Can we solve the energy problem without nuclear power?” AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting — Chicago, February 15, 2014 Download pdf

“The Nuclear Innovation Imperative”, MIT Club of France, Paris, June 2, 2013

“The Energy Innovation Imperative and the Role of Nuclear Power”, Northeastern University School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, 27 February 2013.

“Innovation Scale-Up: From Start-up to Commercialization and Beyond”, MIT Production in the Innovation Economy Study, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 22 February 2013

“The International Outlook for Nuclear Energy”, keynote address, SimWorld International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13-14, 2012

“Energy Innovation”, Conference on European Energy Markets and Policy, Stockholm, Sweden, July 11-13, 2012

“Building a Regional Innovation Economy”, Keynote address, CTM 1st International Conference, Manresa, Catalonia, March 22, 2012

“The International Outlook for Nuclear Energy”, American Physical Society, Boston, MA, February 28, 2012

“Unlocking Energy Innovation”, MIT Energy Club/IPC/NSE Special Seminar, MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 14, 2011.Listen to audio podcast

“Unlocking Energy Innovation”, IPC Forum on Energy Innovation, MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 10, 2011. Watch the video. Read about the event.

“Unlocking Energy Innovation”, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, November 7, 2011

"Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future?", presented to the MIT Northern California Alumni Club, PARC, Palo Alto, CA,
November 3, 2011. watch video

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