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Personnel Files: Nuclear expert Michael Wallace joins CSIS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies has announced that Michael Wallace, former Vice Chairman and COO of Constellation Energy, has joined CSIS as a Senior Advisor.

Wallace is expected to fill a gap, given the renewed attention on nuclear energy, according to CSIS.

“Unlike previous waves of investment, this current pattern is international in nature, with competing global teams selling on an international basis,” said CSIS President and CEO John J. Hamre in a released statement. “America’s leadership in the commercial nuclear industry is now in question. Mike’s unique skills will help CSIS take a leading role in shaping the debate in this crucial sector.”

Prior to joining Constellation Energy, Wallace was managing director of Barrington Energy Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in energy industry transactions and advisory services, including advising energy company executives on mergers and acquisitions, transaction financing, and market and investment opportunities.

Wallace is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the President on matters related to homeland security, as well as a member of the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council under the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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