Global Energy Environment and Nuclear Energy
The Forum will review the status and role of nuclear energy development in an environment of global energy and will discuss the challenges and future of nuclear community especially after the Fukushima accident.
There has been continuous social conflict between pros and cons on the nuclear power after the advent of the atomic bomb, the product of the Second World War, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in 1950s. Moreover Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) accident used to accelerate the conflicts’.
It is a special characteristic that there is a large gap in perception of nuclear energy between professionals and the public. Therefore the performances and methodology of communication among government, academy, citizen, and the public about the issues are very important.
Korea is under very difficult circumstance geo-economically and politically in the matter of nuclear energy development. Chinese government expands nuclear power plants aggressively and Japan decided to shut down every NPP after the Fukushima accident. The nuclear weapon development by North Korean government also has obtained international attention. This complicated and subtle diplomatic and security situation brought very confusing perception about the nuclear energy to the public.
One-day forum is not enough to carry out analytic evaluation over the discussions between pros and cons about the nuclear energy in these deep-rooted traditions. The forum will discuss the global situations, current issues, the challenges, and future perspectives, of nuclear energy objectively based on relevant data and facts at the recent energy environment especially post-era of Fukushima accident.
Even though there are great differences in Energy policies among nations according to the differences in energy situation in each country, significant implication could be obtained from other nation’s energy policy. From the perspectives, it is meaningful to hear opinions and views from Korean scientists working in EU countries about the nuclear energy as well as the energy policy.
This process can lead to the cooperation in energy policy and nuclear energy R&D in the framework of global energy supply through the mutual understanding and cooperation on each government energy policy. Specifically, it is expected to obtain an opportunity to hear an opinion from European scientists about the challenges and governance that Nuclear R&D community are fading in the aspects of social and economical Korean energy policy related to the nuclear energy.
Date and Location
- Date: Aug 11, Saturday, 1:45am - 3:00pm
- Location: Imperial
- Seo, Eun-Suk, University of Maryland
- Yoo, Sanghee, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA
- Na, Doe Sun, KOFST, Korea
Speaker & Chair
- Kim, Myung Ja, President of KOFWST
- Seo, Eun Suk, University of Maryland
- Lee, Inil, Science Counselor, Korean Embassy in US
- Kim, Seokho, U.S. ITER - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Lee, Rena, Professor Radiation Oncology, Ewha women University
- Han, Hwa Jin, Deputy Director, Korea Environment Institute
- Na, Doe Sun, Vice President KOFST, Korea