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The 71st GIST Seminar "How to cope with Catastrophic Disasters related with Modern Science and Technologies including appropriate international cooperation activities? - Based on experiences at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident"

The 71st GIST Seminar
Time Monday, March 14, 2016 5:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Place National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 1st Floor, Room1AB (ACCESS)
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Participation fees Free (Pre-registration required)

Speakers

Speaker:Dr. Charles A. Casto, Former leader of NRC; President, Casto Group Consulting LLC.; Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant
Commentator: Prof. Hisanori Nei, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Facilitator: Dr. Sae Ochi, Director of Internal Medicine, Soma Central Hospital

Overview

The development of science and technology contributes to solving social problems. However, it sometimes causes catastrophic disasters which need foreign assistance. The accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is one of the examples and it revealed Japan's lack of preparedness for such disasters and for receiving foreign assistance smoothly. At the seminar, we will discuss on whether there are other technologies which might cause such case, how relevant players, the government, scientist, industry, regulator, media, citizen for instance, can make appropriate preparation in peacetime, and whether international protocol on foreign assistance is necessary etc. Persons who were dedicated to addressing the disaster on US and Japan side will join so that we can learn lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Program

Time Contents
17:15-17:20
Introduction
17:20-18:05
Lecture by Dr. Casto
18:05-18:15
Comment from Prof. Nei
18:15-19:15
Panel Discussion and Q&A
[Panelist] Dr. Casto, Prof. Nei
[Facilitator] Dr. Ochi

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Application,Inquiry

Please fill in Registration Form.
If you cannot open the form, please send email to GIST Secretariat, gist-mlgrips.ac.jp. Registration email must include: 1) your name*, 2) institution*, 3) job title, and 4) contact information (email address or phone number)*.
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The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

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