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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Energy 101 : Japan's Energy Policy after Fukushima
Speaker: Tsuyoshi Segawa
Time: 4:00p–5:00p
Location: MIT, Building 3-133
Energy 101 session on Japan's Energy Policy after Fukushima

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Aziz Abdellahi
aziz_a@mit.edu

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The International Energy Outlook
Speaker: Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Time: 4:00p–5:15p
Location: MIT, Building E15-070
The International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO2011) recently issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides projections of world energy demand and supply by region and primary energy source through 2035; electricity generation by fuel type; and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Unlike many other long-term outlooks, which usually incorporate at least the expected value of policy changes that can significantly influence energy outcomes, IEO2011 is based on existing laws and regulations. Among other topics, Dr. Gruenspecht will discuss EIA's view on long-term petroleum and other liquids fuel supplies, prospects for global natural gas markets, and energy demand growth in developing nations. He will also address recent developments that have compounded the uncertainty associated with the long-term energy outlook.

Web site: http://mit.edu/...
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Initiative
For more information, contact:
Jameson Twomey
617-324-2408
jtwomey@mit.edu

Thursday, October 06, 2011
Energy Discussions : Policy Changes after Fukushima
Speaker: Lara Pierpoint
Time: 6:00p–7:00p
Location: MIT, Building 4-149
Six months ago, an earthquake and tsunami caused the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Now we need to figure out what will and what should change about our relationship to nuclear power here in the U.S. We also need to better understand how that is the same or different from what will/should happen elsewhere. Join members of the MIT Energy Club for a round-table discussion in which we will try to compile a set of policy and technology recommendations for the path forward, and to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of different options.

You can prepare for the discussion by attending the Energy 101 on the aftermath of Fukushima on Wednesday, 5 Oct.
A light dinner will be served

Web site: http://www.mitenergyclub.org/...
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:
Rebecca Dell
rwdell(at)mit(dot)edu

Friday, October 07, 2011
After Fukushima, Nuclear Energy 2.0: Environmental Benefits and Risks
Speaker: Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno, Dr. Charles Forsberg, Dr. Jacquelyn Yanch
Time: 3:00p–5:00p
Location: MIT, Building 4-163
Energy & Environment Community Lecture Series

Can nuclear energy mitigate global warming and prevent fearful energy wars threatening the future of humanity? What about the limits of our ability to build plants robust to natural disasters? Come and hear what the experts tell us and engage in a lively debate.

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Energy & Environment Community @ MIT Energy Club
ece@mit.edu

Harvard

Nuclear 101: Uranium Enrichment and Plutonium Production
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE  Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Project on Managing the Atom
SPEAKER(S)  R. Scott Kemp, associate research scholar, Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; and David Nusbaum, research fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
CONTACT INFO  susan_lynch@harvard.edu
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/...
Nonproliferation Strategy in the Centrifuge Age
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369, Harvard Kennedy School, 708 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Project on Managing the Atom
SPEAKER(S)  R. Scott Kemp, associate research scholar, Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
CONTACT INFO  susan_lynch@harvard.edu
LINK  http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/...
Opening Reception for "With Hiroshima Eyes: The Hibakusha Art of Junko Kayashige"
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Monroe C. Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Art/Design, Exhibitions, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Harvard Graduate School of Education  Monroe C. Gutman Library
CONTACT INFO  Jennifer Marsh: jem394@mail.harvard.edu, 617.495.4225
NOTE  Exhibit on view Oct. 1-31
Opening reception: Tuesday, Oct., 4, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery talk with the artist: Oct. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
When the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima City on August 6, 1945, Junko Kayashige had just entered elementary school. A Hiroshima City native, she was in a home one mile from where the A-bomb hit. Kayashige survived, badly injured, but lost several close members of her family.
Throughout and beyond a 38-year career as a public junior high school art teacher in Hiroshima City, Kayashige has created haunting paintings of her experience and memories as a Hibakusha – an A-bomb survivor. She writes, “I wanted to depict the foolishness of humans who attempt to solve problems with war and destruction. It is hard for me to revisit and recount my experience, but nuclear weapons are still threatening our lives.”
With support from the American Friends Committee, Junko Kayashige has shipped her paintings from Japan for display at the Monroe C. Gutman Library.

Went to one MIT nuclear event last week, a civil engineer talking about what happened at Fukushima, and another today, a nuclear engineer also  talking about what happened Fukushima.  I may have been the only person who went to both events.

Next week is the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (http://www.dailykos.com/...).  This is an embarrassment of riches, if you're interested in nuclear issues and don't have a life.

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