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Sep 06 2012

Nuclear Energy Expert to Explore “Policies, Practices, and Problems” after Fukushima

Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, Featured in NYIT’s 21st-Century Leaders Speaker Series

New York (September 6, 2012)
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) presents "Nuclear Energy after Fukushima: Policies, Practices, and Problems," a lecture by Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, Chairman of the Pension Protection Fund in the United Kingdom and Chairman Emeritus of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority. The lecture will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.

Presented by NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, the free lecture is part of the university’s 21st-Century Leaders Speaker Series, open to the NYIT community and the general public. It will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Streets in New York City. To attend, please R.S.V.P. online.

About the Speaker
Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, is a trained commercial lawyer with British and American citizenship. Her successful international career has included serving as a senior executive, chairman, and non-executive director in the private and public sectors.

She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honors from New York University Law School, eventually serving as a partner in a major U.S. law firm specializing in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980, Lady Judge was appointed as the youngest ever commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Lady Judge joined the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority as director in 2002, became its chairman in 2004, and was reappointed in 2007. Upon completion of two terms, she was appointed chairman emeritus in 2010, the same year she was named as chairman of the U.K. Pension Protection Fund.

In addition, Lady Judge is chairman of the Energy Institute of University College London and the U.K. Global Nuclear Initiative. She is also chairman of the London Middle East Institute and a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lady Judge was the first woman member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School of Business and is currently a member of its executive board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She became a member of New York Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees in 2011.

She is a non-executive director of Statoil ASA (Norway), NV Bekaert SA (Belgium), and Magna International Inc. (Canada). She is also a member of the U.A.E. Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy, the Steering Committee of the Istanbul International Energy and Climate Center at Sabanci University and a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Centre for Corporate Reputation.

The British prime minister appointed Lady Judge as a Business Ambassador for the United Kingdom in November 2009. In June 2010, Lady Judge was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


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