April 18 – The Fukushima Meltdown – Lessons from Japan and future energy sources in California and the U.S.

Fukushima Nuclear Power Planet photo credit courtesy of Flickr, daveeza

When: Monday, April 18, 2011 – 2:00 PM – 4:00

Where: Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium, Neuroscience Research Building, 1st Floor635 Charles E Young Drive South, UCLA

Please join us in a panel discussion and Q & A on nuclear energy concerns and its future in California and the United States. The panel features top experts in energy, economics, engineering, seismology, public health and law including:

Glen MacDonald, Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Albert Carnesale, Lead Panelist – National Nuclear Energy Policy – UCLA Chancellor Emeritus & Professor, Departments of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Member of the U.S. Department of Energy Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (bio).

Deepak Rajagopal – Energy economics and Environmental policy – Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (bio).

Jon Stewart – Engineering/Seismic/Environmental Safety – Vice Chair (Graduate), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science (bio).

Dick Jackson – Public Health – Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, UCLA School of Public Health (bio).

Sean Hecht – Legal and Policy Issues – Executive Director, Environmental Law Center, UCLA School of Law (bio).

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