Janice Dunn Lee is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant at Talisman. She was appointed to the position of Deputy Director General at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on January 1, 2012 and served in that position until 2016. She also served as the Head of the Department of Management at IAEA. She was the highest ranking American in the UN agencies based in Vienna – one of UN headquarters cities.
Ms. Dunn Lee has over thirty-five years of experience in the nuclear policy and regulatory fields. Before assuming her position at the IAEA, she was the Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in Paris, France. Earlier, she was Director of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of International Programs. In that position, Ms. Dunn Lee managed US international cooperative programs in nuclear technology and materials, the import and export licensing of these materials and radioactive waste safety. She also participated in programs to assist several former republics of the Soviet Union to protect, control and account for their nuclear materials.
She represented the US at various multi-national agencies, including the NEA in Paris, and the IAEA in Vienna. She was responsible for formulation and implementation of bilateral nuclear energy programs with foreign governments and was engaged in extensive foreign travels. Contacts were at the ministerial level and often included participation in private meetings with Heads of State/Government. Additionally, she was liaison with embassies in Washington, received foreign delegations, and testified before various Congressional committees.
Ms. Dunn Lee is member of the Board of Advisors of Webster University, the largest American based undergraduate and graduate school in Vienna. She is a frequent speaker worldwide. She received an M.A. in International Relations from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.