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Wayne State College To Host Nuclear Energy Policy Speaker Samuel Brinton

Published Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Sam Brinton
Sam Brinton received graduate degrees in nuclear science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Policy Program in 2014. He also earned bachelor’s degrees from Kansas State University in mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as vocal music performance. He will be speaking at WSC on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Samuel Brinton will present two sessions at WSC, one on conversion therapy and the other on nuclear energy.

Whether Sam Brinton is walking the halls of Congress to help educate the Senate on the differences in nuclear reactors or performing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C., it is hard to miss his bright red mohawk haircut. Brinton will speak at Wayne State College on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Nuclear Energy and LGBT survival of conversion therapy are two topics that Brinton is willing to have tough conversations with an open mind. Brinton is a graduate of MIT and Kansas State and has been featured in TIME magazine, the New York Times, the Advocate, on CNN, and on MSNBC. 

The two sessions will be:

“You Can’t Change What We Never Chose: A Conversation on the Torture of Conversion Therapy”
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m., Gardner Hall Auditorium
Conversion Therapy - Brinton will talk about the personal experience of conversion (reparative) therapy and the arguments that underlie the banning of conversion therapy in states across the country.

“From Nuclear Waste to White House Galas: The Role of Scientists in Policy”
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., Gardner Hall Auditorium
Nuclear Energy Policy – Brinton will talk about the career path from nuclear engineer to policy analyst; the place of nuclear energy in the context of clean energy; and the role of Nebraska in the discussion of nuclear waste disposal. Samuel Brinton is a senior policy analyst with Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project and helps to lead the efforts of the Nuclear Waste Initiative. Prior to joining BPC in September 2015, Brinton worked as a fellow for the Clean Energy Program of Third Way and helped develop a campaign to promote policies that spur innovation in advanced nuclear energy. Brinton also served as a fellow with the Clean Air Task Force and Breakthrough Institute, preparing a report on the variety of methods for managing nuclear waste.

Brinton received graduate degrees in nuclear science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Policy Program in 2014. He also earned bachelor’s degrees from Kansas State University in mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as vocal music performance.

Refreshments provided by the Physical Sciences and Mathematics Department.

Sponsored by the President’s Council for Diversity, PRIDE, WSC-PEN, Dairy Queen, Active Minds, Native American Student Association, Interfaith Action, Sherry Dorman, WSC Green Team and Multicultural Affairs.

For more information contact the Multicultural Center at 402-375-7749.