Video On Demand

Nuclear Safety After Fukushima

April 7, 2011 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

The CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program invites you to a timely discussion on:

Nuclear Safety After Fukushima

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami have had a devastating effect on Japan.  The impact has been magnified by the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where efforts continue to contain radiation from damaged reactors and spent fuel pools.  Beyond the inevitable questions posed by the media in the midst of the crisis, national and international authorities will be reviewing safety regulations and their implementation.  The U.S. Congress has already held several hearings and the International Atomic Energy Agency Director Yukiya Amano has called for a nuclear safety summit in June. 

The CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program is pleased to bring two expert panels together to analyze the current situation and its impact on U.S. and international nuclear safety. 


Opening Remarks: Dr. John Hamre, President, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Ms. Sharon Squassoni, Director, CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program

2:15-3:45: National Responses
Mr. Alex Flint, Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute (Invited)
Ms. Ellen Vancko, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change Project Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists
Mr. Mark Holt, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service

3:45-5:00: International Responses
Dr. Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Mr. Carlton Stoiber, Chair of the Nuclear Security Working Group, International Nuclear Law Association
Ms. Carol Kessler, Chair of the Nonproliferation and National Security Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Please RSVP to Ms. Tamara Spitzer-Hobeika at or 202.775.3239.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership

Sharon Squassoni