Lunch Briefing for MLAs and Resource Staffers
China's Rare Earth Monopoly is a U.S. Vulnerability

An element of China's Grand Strategy has been to make the U.S. dependent on China for many of our advanced military and energy technologies. That plan has been fully implemented. Does the U.S. have a response?

The Lunch Briefing will lay out the latest developments and explore our policy options related to China's near monopoly on heavy Rare Earth Processing.

Noon, Monday May 12
SVC 203-02

RSVPs Appreciated, Legislative Staff Only: jjbrown@thinkpolicy.org (703 498 4722)

Presenters:

What Rare Earths Mean to the U.S., and the Thorium Angle
Dr. Michael Simpson and Dr. Michael Free
Professors, Metallurgical Engineering
University of Utah

China's Rare Earth Strategy
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson
President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Author of "Enough is Enough: Confronting Chinese Innovation Mercantilism"

Domestic Supplies of Rare Earth from an Active Miner's Perspective
Matthew Blackwell
President, Iluka Resources, Richmond, VA
Principal supplier of titanium for Defense Industry, Major Rare Earth holder

A Strategy for the United States
Jim Kennedy
President, ThREE Consulting |Invited Expert to IAEA in Vienna, Previous: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Nuclear, Mining, Material Science & Financial Industry and technical contributor to various Federal and Industry publications.



Sponsored by The National Center for Policy Analysis & The Thorium Energy Alliance