The Hoover Institution announced that Distinguished Fellow George P. Shultz and Senior Fellow Sidney D. Drell will receive the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award today at the 2015 American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of nuclear nonproliferation.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award from the American Nuclear Society. Sid and I have spent much of our careers paving the way for a nuclear-free world, and it is humbling to be recognized among some of the brightest minds in this field of study,” said George Shultz.
In 2006, Shultz and Drell started a program at the Hoover Institution that put in place steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons. Since then they have published numerous books and papers that address the issue of nuclear nonproliferation. Their latest co-edited publication is The Nuclear Enterprise: High-Consequence Accidents: How to Enhance Safety and Minimize Risks in Nuclear Weapons and Reactors, in which they attempt to answer key questions facing the nuclear enterprise to ultimately improve operations and public understanding of the risks and consequences of major incidents.
“It goes without saying that George Shultz and Sid Drell have been two of the most dedicated pioneers in the area of nuclear nonproliferation,” said Tom Gilligan, director, Hoover Institution. “Their work has had far-reaching impact and continues to be used as a guide by leaders around the world. I congratulate each of them on yet another extraordinary achievement.”
ANS is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. Founded in 1954 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., ANS has since developed a diverse membership composed of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
George P. Shultz served in the Reagan administration as chairman of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board (1981–82) and secretary of state (1982–89). Since 1989, he has been the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Sidney D. Drell is a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He received the National Medal of Science in 2013.
About the Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned Library & Archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity and secure and safeguard peace for America and all mankind.
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