Head shot of Todd Harding

Todd K. Harding served as the head of the U.S. ITER Agreement negotiating team from 2003 to 2006 and as a member of the ITER Council from 2006 to 2008.


S&D’s 10th Anniversary is also an exciting time for ITER, with many of its goals coming to fruition. Todd K. Harding explores how this scientific facility overcame barriers and now serves as a great example of international cooperation.


ITER provides lessons for negotiating large-scale, capital-intensive international projects. Success depends on political goodwill, compromise, and a common understanding of project management.