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School of Public Policy doctoral student Lindsay Rand received the “first-place student paper award” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management in July 2019.

The paper that Rand presented, “Seeing Past the Uncertainties of Nuclear Energy in South Korea,” focused on how the technical attributes of South Korea’s fleet of commercial nuclear reactors and the importance of nuclear development and exports to South Korean economic growth ensures that the fleet will be a mainstay of the South Korean energy system, despite political pressures to draw down the country’s reliance on nuclear power. The award-winning paper is available in the conference proceedings.

“Rand’s paper is an excellent example of how technical and political analysis can help inform public understanding of important policy issues,” noted CISSM Associate Director Jonas Siegel, who co-authored the paper.

Rand received her Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy in 2019 before entering the doctoral program. She recently also earned a Master’s of Health Physics from Georgetown University and graduated with a double degree in Physics and Classics from Carleton College. Her doctoral studies will focus on the security implications of nuclear and emerging technologies.


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