Energizing the US-Korea Partnership: Enhancing Nuclear Energy Cooperation Between the US and ROK

Monday, October 27

5:30–9:00 PM (Registration at 5:30 PM)

University Club of Chicago – Michigan Room (2nd Floor)

76 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60603

Dinner will be served
Dress code is business casual – collared shirts for men, no jeans allowed
Valet Parking is Complimentary

With remarks/presentations by:

Robyug Park

Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Cooperation and Special Representative for ROK-US Nuclear Cooperation, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Judy Biggert

Former U.S. Representative (IL-13th)

Senior Member, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Board Member, House Office of Congressional Ethics

KunMo Chung

Former Republic of Korea Minister of Science and Technology

Senior Advisor, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

Gail Marcus

Former President, American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Former Deputy Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Former Principal Deputy Director, US DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)

Yoon I. Chang
Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory

In cooperation with the Global America Business Institute (GABI) in Washington, DC (, WorldChicago is pleased to invite you to a public forum on US-Korea nuclear energy cooperation in Chicago. The US-Korea civil nuclear partnership has evolved greatly over the decades since the US built Korea’s first civilian reactors on a turnkey basis in 1978. Korea is now a major player in the global nuclear market, and the US-Korea civil nuclear partnership is presently bearing fruit on many levels: advanced technology R&D, commerce and trade, norm setting in nuclear safety and nonproliferation, etc. The two countries are currently engaged in a ten-year Joint Fuel Cycle Study (JFCS) between US national laboratories and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and recently, Argonne National Laboratory agreed with KAERI to jointly develop the Prototype Generation-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (PGSFR). The nuclear industries of both the US and Korea are also closely linked—American companies are active participants in Korean-led nuclear construction projects and vice versa. With the importance of nuclear power likely to grow throughout the world in coming years, the US-civil nuclear partnership is poised to positively shape global standards in nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future with nuclear energy worldwide.

Dinner will be provided, and the event is free of charge, on-the-record, and open-to-public.

Admission and Dinner are Complimentary.

Registration is required. Please contact Abbey Jennings at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For questions about the event, please contact Alan Ahn at 202-499-7978 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Coffee Conversation
Revitalizing Greece:  A Conversation with Michael Printzos

Friday, November 14, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St.
5th Floor Washington Room
Chicago, IL
Lunch is provided!

$15 for non-members

Free for members but registration is required.

Come meet Michael Printzos, a young Greek business leader promoting entrepreneurship and economic development in Greece, at WorldChicago's next "Coffee Conversation" event! Mr. Printzos is the program director for The Hellenic Initiative (THI), a non-profit dedicated, among others, to nurturing Greek start-ups through training as well as collaboration and networking between the Greek and American business communities. Mr. Printzos will talk about the exciting work that he is doing with THI to revitalize the Greek economy and take questions and comments from the audience."




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