Ten Years after Fukushima: Commemoration and Lessons for the Future

March 15, 2021

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) March 18, 2021 09:30 — 11:30
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Online seminar
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
The event will be hosted via Zoom. Participants will receive the Zoom link to access the event 24 hours prior to the event via email. Please register.
Contact UBC Center for Japanese Research
Event jointly organized and sponsored by:
The University of Tokyo, Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG) Program in Graduate School of Public Policy, Institute for Future Initiatives and The University of British Columbia, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Center for Japanese Research

Opening Remarks (10 minutes):
– Dr. Santa Ono, President, UBC (recorded video remarks)
– Dr. Sekimura Naoto, Vice President International Affairs, The University of Tokyo

Panel 1 (50 minutes)
The View from Regulators and Leaders: lessons from Fukushima for Japan and the world with respect to nuclear energy and systemic risk management

Moderator: Prof. Shiroyama Hideaki, The University of Tokyo

• Prof. Suzuki Tatsujiro, Vice Director, Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), and former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2010-2014)
• Prof. Allison Macfarlane, SPPGA Director, UBC, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2012-2014)

Panel 2 (60 minutes)
Academic Panel: Lessons from Fukushima for risk assessment, risk governance, and social resilience

Moderator: Prof. Yves Tiberghien, Dept of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center of Japanese Research, UBC

• Prof. M. V. Ramana, Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security; Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
• Prof Suzuki Kazuto, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
• Prof. Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program
• Caitlin Stronell, Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center
• Prof. Makiko Matsuo, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
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