Ambassador Laura Holgate brings nuclear security expertise to Third Way

September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON—Third Way issued the following statement from Josh Freed, Vice Present for Clean Energy:

"Third Way today announced that former U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate would be joining the organization as a non-resident expert, bringing her decades of experience in developing and implementing policies to reduce nuclear, biological and chemical threats to the think tank. She will primarily work with the Clean Energy Program to explore the distinct challenges and opportunities at the intersection of climate change, advanced nuclear energy, and security.

"Previously, Holgate served as the U.S. Representative to the Vienna Offices of the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. In this role, she worked to advance the United States’ commitment to reducing global threats, enhancing nuclear security, and promoting peaceful nuclear applications. Prior to becoming an ambassador, Holgate was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism, and Threat Reduction at the National Security Council.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with someone as accomplished as Ambassador Holgate. As advanced nuclear technologies emerge as a promising tool to address climate change, we have an obligation and an opportunity to ensure that proliferation and security issues are thought through at the front end of reactor development. There are few people as capable of helping shape this process than Laura,” said Josh Freed, Vice President for the Clean Energy Program at Third Way.

“I am looking forward to joining forces with the terrific team at Third Way to advocate for clean, safe and secure nuclear energy and for the national and global security benefits that come from renewed United States leadership in the nuclear sector,” said Holgate.

Third Way is a leading advocate of the development and commercialization of advanced nuclear power to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the electricity and industrial sectors in the United States, and globally.  This includes groundbreaking papers identifying the companies and organizations developing advanced reactors, educating national policymakers, the media, and energy and climate advocates, and convening an annual Advanced Nuclear Summit of innovators, policymakers, and climate, energy, and security advocates."

Press Contacts

Ladan Ahmadi

Senior Media Relations Manager

202-384-1718

lahmadi@thirdway.org

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