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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Nuclear Disaster Compensation: A Call for Action

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Northwestern University and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will highlight the human toll of nuclear catastrophes worldwide as well as actions scientists, policymakers and citizens can take to prepare for future nuclear accidents as the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster approaches and the Doomsday Clock hits 100 seconds to midnight. 

March 9, 2021, 4-6 p.m. CST / March 10, 2021, 7-9 a.m. GMT +9

The event will be broadcast in both English and Japanese

Opening Remarks

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Hirokazu Miyazaki, Kay Davis Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University, and Editor of “Nuclear Compensation: Lessons from Fukushima”

Bio

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Annelise Riles, Executive Director, Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Associate Provost for Global Affairs, Northwestern University

BIO

Keynote Address

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“Nuclear Power in the Context of the Fukushima Accident: A Reflection after 10 Years Since 3/11/2011”

Allison Macfarlane, Director, University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

BIO

Presentations

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“The Compensation Scheme for the Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Fukushima”

Yuki Ashina, Partner, Hinodecho Law Office, Shizuoka

BIO

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“Mapping Three Mile Island: Nuclear Liability and Compensation in the United States”

Mary Mitchell, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto's Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

BIO

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“Compensation for Transboundary Claims in Nuclear Disasters”

Annelise Riles, Executive Director, Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Associate Provost for Global Affairs, Northwestern University

BIO

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“Nuclear Liability and Compensation Models after Chernobyl”

Sonja Schmid, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the National Capital Branch of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech

BIO

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“Compensation for Transboundary Claims in Nuclear Disasters”

Dai Yokomizo, Professor, Graduate School of Law at Nagoya University

BIO

 Perspectives from Fukushima

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Kazuhiro Yoshida, Mayor of the Town of Namie in Fukushima

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Takao Suami, Professor of Law, Waseda Law School

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masakazu-suzuki.jpg Masakazu Suzuki, Leader of the plaintiffs in Namie residents' collective lawsuit against the Japanese government and TEPCO
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Hidenori Konno, Leader of the plaintiffs in Namie residents' "Give us Back our Homeland" collective lawsuit against the Japanese government and TEPCO

Panel Discussion

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Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

BIO

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Allison Macfarlane, Director, University of British Columbia School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

BIO

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Robert Rosner, William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, the Harris School of Public Policy, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, The University of Chicago

BIO

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Edward Tanzman, Manager, Emergency and Disaster Analytics, Argonne National Laboratory

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Q&A With Presenters and Panelists