Please join the Duke East Asia Nexus (DEAN) for an important event exploring the implications of nuclear energy use in Japan — and around the world. Long touted as the answer to the world’s growing energy demands and environmental conflicts, nuclear power has been looked at in a different light since the tragedy at Fukushima Dai-ichi in the wake of Japan’s devastating 3/11/11 earthquake and tsunami. The drawbacks to using nuclear power are glaring and permanent — but is it still our best option? A range of speakers will offer their insights on the past, present and future of nuclear energy — in Japan and abroad. We hope you will join us for this important reflection on the promise and peril of nuclear power. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.
- Simon Partner – Director, Duke’s Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI); Professor of History
- William Pizer – Faculty Fellow, Duke’s Nicholas School for the Environment; Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy
- Jim Warren – Executive Director, NC WARN
Organized and Sponsored by the Duke East Asian Nexus (DEAN).
DATE: February 17, 2012
LOCATION: Von Cannon A, Bryan Center, Duke