Dr Allison M. Macfarlane Distinguished Chair
|Home Institution||George Washington University|
|Host Institution||Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia|
|Award Name||Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy|
Allison is currently Professor of Science Policy and International Affairs at the George Washington University and Director of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy. She served as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from July 2012 through December 2014. She holds a PhD in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSc degree in geology from the University of Rochester. Her research has focused on the siting of nuclear waste facilities, nuclear safety and security, and nuclear nonproliferation. She served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, created by the Obama Administration to recommend a new national policy on high-level nuclear waste. She is editor of Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste (2006).
During her Fulbright Scholarship, Allison will be researching South Australia’s foray into international nuclear waste disposal while at Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia.