Policy briefing on nuclear accident compensation

Friday, May 19, 2017, 14:00 to 15:30 hours

Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

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As the EU works towards a more sustainable energy landscape, the role of nuclear energy is again the subject of debate – from the heated discussion of France's energy policies in its recent election campaign to Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022. 

In this briefing, Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Meridian 180 bring experts from the U.S. and Japan to Brussels to discuss current practices and necessary reforms in the fields of nuclear safety and risk preparedness.

The speakers will present the preliminary findings of a comparative study of U.S., Soviet/post-Soviet, and Japanese nuclear accident compensation schemes, which assesses the previously hidden costs of nuclear energy that have been exposed by the accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.

Speakers

  • Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Far East Legal Studies & Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University, USA
  • Takao Suami, Professor of Law, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Rebecca Slayton, Assistant Professor, Science & Technology Studies & Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University
  • Sonja Schmid, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • Mary X. Mitchell, Postdoctoral Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University

Attendance at the event is by invitation or registration only. To register, please click here

Questions? Contact Claire Hsiang Marx, chm72@cornell.edu, tel +1-917-763-6499

Sponsors: Meridian 180, Cornell Law School, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels.