Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lessons learned

LESSONS LEARNED BY THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IN THE AFTERMATH OF JAPAN'S MARCH 11 FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER. 7/18, 12:30pm, Washington DC. Sponsor: National Press Club. Speaker: Gregory Jaczko, chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Japan Nuclear Accident-NRC Actions.

BRIEFING ON THE TASK FORCE REVIEW OF NRC PROCESSES AND REGULATIONS FOLLOWING THE EVENTS IN JAPAN To provide the Commission a summary of the task force’s review and recommendations, if any, for changes to NRC processes and regulations. Rockville, MD. 7/19, 9:30am. Search link for video of meeting.

HARNESSING NATURAL RESOURCE FOR PEACE BUILDING: LESSONS FROM U.S. AND JAPANESE ASSISTANCE. 7/20, 8:30am-5:00pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Geoff Dabelko, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; John Cruden, Environmental Law Institute; Norio Yamamoto, Global Infrastructure Fund Research Foundation Japan; Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute; David Catarious, and Alison Lawlor Russell, Center for Naval Analyses; Mami Sato, University of Tokyo; Jon Unruh, McGill University; Ilona Coyle, Environmental Law Institute; Lisa Goldman & Sandra Nichols, Environmental Law Institute; Mikio Ishiwatari, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Vladislav Michalcik, American University Washington College of Law; Cynthia Brady, and Oliver Agoncillo, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mikiyasu Nakayama, University of Tokyo; Mikiko Sugiura, Columbia University; Haruka Satoh, University of Tokyo; Jennifer Wallace, University of Maryland; Ken Conca, American University; Alex Fischer, Columbia University; Nao Shimoyachi-Yuzawa, Japan Institute of International Affairs.

THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE: LESSONS FOR JAPAN’S ENERGY POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, AND MEDIA COVERAGE. 7/21, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Yoshiaki Abe, USJI Operating Adviser/University Professor, Waseda University; Mikiyasu Nakayama, Professor, Division of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo; Mikio Ishiwatari, Senior Advisor in disaster management and water resources management, JICA; Jennifer Sklarew, U.S.-Japan energy policy specialist; Mikiko Sugiura, Visiting Scholar of the Department of Civil Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University; Norio Yamamoto, Executive Vice President, Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan.

OPERATION TOMODACHI: SUPPORT, COMPASSION, COMMITMENT. 7/22, 1:30-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Japan-America Society of Washington DC. Speaker: Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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