After growing up on a dairy farm in Germany, Dietmar Detering earned his Ph.D. in political science in 1999 at Münster University. He then moved to New York City and built an online event publishing business (EventMe! Inc.), which he still runs. He has served in volunteer leadership roles with several community organizations while raising two daughters with his wife. Passionate about environmental protection since he was a teenager, Dietmar started focusing on nuclear power advocacy in 2018. Besides his activities in New York, he is also a member of Germany’s Nuklearia group.
Isuru is a rigorous energy and climate professional with 15 years’ experience in investment diligence, policy advocacy, and sustainable business development. Isuru founded Radiant Value Management in 2015 to pursue undervalued opportunities spanning energy resources, storage, cleantech, and electric mobility. In 2013 he co-founded ART Logistics, an innovative transportation business servicing blue-chip clients in Sri Lanka. From 2004 to 2015, Isuru oversaw the energy and mining portfolio of Equinox Partners.
Isuru is an advocate for durable and comprehensive climate policies with Citizens’ Climate, and for reliable energy policy with Nuclear New York. He is pursuing sustainability at Harvard Extension School and has the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) accreditation from Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
Eric has been a web designer for professionals & small businesses for over 10 years. His interest in using innovative technology to address environmental issues has led him to invest in venture capital funds focused on resource efficiency. In addition, he has become involved in local, grassroots groups in New York City focused on finding bipartisan solutions to various social problems.
Leonard Rodberg, PhD, a theoretical physicist by training, is Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies at Queens College, City University of New York, where he taught for 35 years, including 22 years as Departmental Chair, until retiring in 2016. He has a background in nuclear physics, public policy, and health care policy. At Queens College, he taught courses on computer-based analysis of urban problems, health policy, and climate change. Early in his career he was chief of the Science Policy Office in the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency within the US State Department.