Nuclear Perspectives in Asia Workshop

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Agenda

Sponsored by:
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies’ Rising Powers Initiative
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
9:00 AM – 2:15 PM
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam

9:00– 9:15 Welcoming Remarks

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Khanh, Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Hanoi
Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University

9:15– 10:45 Panel I: U.S. and International Perspectives

Chairs: Dr. Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thai Yen Huong, Vice President of Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Dr. Janne Nolan, Research Professor, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Title: U.S. Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation Policy: Implications for Vietnam

Dr. Doug Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research and External Relations, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Title: U.S. Approaches to Nuclear Safety and Security

Dr. Marcus King, John O. Rankin Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Master of Arts Program in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Title: Linkages Between Climate Change and Nuclear Energy

Ms. Trinh Thi Thu Huyen, Head of Foreign Service Training Center, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

11:00–12:30 Panel II: Perspectives from Established Nuclear Energy States in Asia

Chairs: Dr. Doug Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research and External Relations, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of Division of Americas Studies, Faculty of International Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Hanoi

Dr. Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Title: Nuclear Debates in India: Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation

Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Title: Japan’s Nuclear Tremors: Debates about Energy and Security after Fukushima

Mr. Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Title: South Korea’s Nuclear Energy Sector: Main Players and Debates over Nuclear Strategy

Mr. Le Doan Phac, Deputy Director General, Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam12:30–13:30

Lunch 13:30–15:00

Panel III: Perspectives from Emerging Nuclear Energy States in Southeast Asia

Chairs: Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, Vice Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Hanoi

Ms. Linda Yarr, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University;
Title: Nuclear Power in Vietnam: Considerations of Context, Cost and Safety

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Associate Professor and Head, Division of Americas Studies, Faculty of International Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Hanoi
Title: Nuclear Debates in Vietnam: Nonproliferation

Mr. Le Doan Phac, Deputy Director General, Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Title: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nuclear Energy, Security, and Nonproliferation

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ta Minh Tuan, Visiting Professor, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

15:00–15:15 Closing Remarks
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, Vice Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Hanoi
Dr. Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University

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