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Bute Building, Cardiff

Public 2-Day Seminar on Energy Policy, Media Representations, and Public Perception of Nuclear Power after the Fukushima Disaster

Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff. 19th - 20th September, 2013.

The Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Psychology are delighted to present a 2-day seminar at Cardiff University, bringing together academics from the UK and Japan in the area of energy policy, media studies, and risk perception from the UK and Japan.

The main aim of the seminar is to discuss how Fukushima has changed debates on the future of nuclear power and the role of public opinion and media reporting therein. The two-day seminar will include sessions on the following topics:

  1. Perceptions of nuclear power
  2. Risk communication
  3. Disaster reporting in the media
  4. Public responses to legacy and social media
  5. Changes in climate and energy policies after Fukushima

This event is free, but registration is required. If you wish to attend, please follow the link below:

Register here

If you experience any problems, please contact me at PoortingaW@cardiff.ac.uk

This event is kindly sponsored by UKERC, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and the DAIWA Foundation

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Seminar Programme

Thursday, 19th September, 2013
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
SESSION 1: RISK PERCEPTION AND COMMUNICATION
13.00 - 13.45 Wouter Poortinga
Cardiff University
Welcome & Public attitudes to nuclear power and energy futures in The UK and Japan
13.45 - 14.30 Nick Pidgeon
Cardiff University
Fukushima: a normal accident?
14.30 - 15.15 Midori Aoyagi
NIES, Japan
Changes of Public attitudes towards climate change and energy choices in Japan
15.15 - 15.30 Tea/Coffee
15.30 - 16.15 Pablo Figueroa
Waseda University
Risk communication of the Fukushima disaster. An anthropological approach
SESSION 2: ENERGY POLICY
16.15 - 17.00 Shunsuke Managi
Tohoku University
The impact of Fukushima on the Japan energy sector and economy
Friday, 20th September, 2013
08.30 - 09.00 Tea/Coffee
SESSION 3: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE
09.00 - 09.45 Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Cardiff University
The Fukushima disaster and the media
09.45 - 10.30 Mikihito Tanaka
Waseda University
Building agenda from diversity: Public responses to legacy and social media after 3.11
10.30 - 11.15 Graham Walker
University of Essex
How and why Fukushima did not change British energy policy - a political discourse perspective
11.15 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee
SESSION 4: ENERGY POLICY
11.30 - 12.15 Antony Froggatt
Chatham House
The impact of Fukushima on the European energy sector
12.15 - 13.00 Kenichi Oshima (TBC)
Ritsumeikan University
The real cost of nuclear power
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

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