2016 Third Annual Student Conference

Power and Protest: Global Responses to Atomic Energy

A student designed global affairs conference

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA
January 21 – January 22, 2016

Conveners: Timothy Fraser '16, Mohamed Hussein ’17, Eunice Kim '17, and Dan Bateyko ’16


From France, US, and Japan to Turkey, Egypt, and Russia, pro-nuclear policymakers are increasingly using nationalism and sustainable economics to justify nuclear energy development, sparking protests over nuclear risk. This conference brings together different disciplinary and regional perspectives on the question of nuclear power development five years after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and thirty years after Chernobyl. Speakers will discuss exporting nuclear power to the Middle East, state coercion in nuclear power plant siting, nuclear power after the Paris Summit, the role of music in antinuclear protest, and the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station decommissioning.

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