Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management
International Atomic Energy Agency
Asian Development Bank
North American Representative Office
900 17th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington DC 20006
Thursday, May 14th
12pm - 1:30pm
12 - 12:30pm Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:30pm Remarks and Discussion
Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce (AE2C) is honored to host Ms. Janice Dunn Lee, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management at the International Atomic Energy Agency. North American Representative to the Asian Development Bank, Mr. Craig Steffensen will engage with Ms. Dunn Lee in a wide ranging conversation on her long career in the nuclear energy policy arena and a behind the scenes look at the international nuclear regulatory processes of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Brief Biography of Ms. Janice Dunn Lee
Janice Dunn Lee is the Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management. She was appointed to the position on 1 January 2012.
Prior to this, Ms. Dunn Lee was the Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) in Paris, France. Earlier, Ms. Dunn Lee was the Director of International Programs for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) where she managed international cooperative programmes in nuclear safety, technology, and materials, the import and export licensing of these materials and radioactive waste safety.
Ms. Dunn Lee joined the NRC in 1975 and held a number of progressively responsible positions. These included: Senior Assistant for international nuclear policy to four successive NRC Chairmen; Licensing Review and Policy Analyst in the Office of International Programs; and Chief for International Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards where she participated in programmes to assist countries to protect, control and account for nuclear materials. She was selected for the Senior Executive Service in 1998. She was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Office of International Programs in 1998 and as Director in 1999.
Ms. Dunn Lee participated in several special assignments and programmes while at the NRC. From 1989 to 1991, she served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Senator James A. McClure of Idaho. In 1993, she was on assignment to the Office of Senator Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming, where she served as a staff member on the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ms. Dunn Lee graduated from the NRC Supervisory Development Program in 1995 and the Federal Executive Institute in 1991.
Ms. Dunn Lee received a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973 and an M.A. degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in 1975.