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KAIST Colloquium on Spent Fuel Management

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KAIST Colloquium on Spent Fuel Management



 

Co-hosted by the Graduate School of Science & Technology Policy (STP) and the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering (NQe)

International Seminar Room (#1431), Building N4, KAIST

June 20, 2013/4~6PM

 

Decision- making and Economic Issues in the Management of Spent Fuel and Higher Activity Radioactive Wastes

Prof. Gordon MacKerron (University of Sussex, U.K)

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Finding the Way Forward: Achieving Consensus for Policy Making for Radioactive Waste

Prof. Andrew Blowers (Open University, U.K.)

 


Gordon MacKerron is Director of SPRU at the University of Sussex. He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU. Prior to this, he spent four years as Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, and had an earlier career for over 20 years at SPRU. He is an economist specialising in energy and environmental economics, with degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. His academic career has specialized in the economics and policy issues of electricity and especially nuclear power. He has frequently been Specialist Adviser or invited witness before House of Commons on energy subjects. Between 2003 and 2007 he was Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, an independent body charged with recommending the best approach to long-term radioactive waste management to the UK Government.

 

Andrew Blowers is a former Dean of Social Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and has held visiting appointments at Nijmegen University and the Australian National University. Among his books are The International Politics of Nuclear Waste (co-authored with David Lowry and Barry Solomon) and several chapters on the social and political aspects of radioactive waste management. Appointed to the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC) in 1991, he ensured that the committee incorporate social science as well as science into its work. In 2003 he was appointed to CoRWM and took the lead in developing its guiding principles and the social, political and ethical context for policy on long-term management.

 

Inquiries: STP Office (Miri Kim, mr.kim@kaist.ac.kr, 042-350-4842)

 

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