BB&T Speaker Series–Jack Spencer–October 18

The next speaker in the BB&T Speaker Series will be Jack Spencer of the Heritage Foundation.  He will be speaking on Nuclear Power and will say a few words about how nuclear plants could effect West Virginia.

A Research Fellow in Nuclear Energy Policy will address the next meeting for The Center for Economic Philosophy’s BBT Speaker Series, at West Liberty University. The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 18. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the Health Plan Pavilion, at WesBanco Arena.

Jack Spencer is employed with the Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies. He works on domestic and international nuclear energy issues. His areas of study include nuclear waste management, nuclear energy technology, subsidy policy, and international approaches to nuclear energy. Previously, Spencer worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Companies where he focused on commercial, civilian, and military nuclear energy issues.

Spencer has been quoted nationally by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. In addition, he has appeared on C-SPAN, FOX News, MSNBC, BBC, The Rush Limbaugh Show and National Public Radio.

“Spencer will address one of the most important issues pertaining to our freedoms and our environment. Nuclear energy, its development and its benefits to our country, is one of the most important topics of the 21st century,” said Dr. Erik Root, Chair of Economic Philosophy at WLU.

Spencer‘s topic “Nuclear Power: Moving from Rhetoric to Renaissance,” will be open to the public. The cost of the luncheon is $10, payable at the door. Reservations are not required. For additional information please call (304) 336-8365 or [email protected]

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