2016 Student-Organized Conference

The Third Annual Student-Organized Global Affairs Conference

Power and Protest: Global Responses to Atomic Energy

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA

January 21 – January 22, 2016


  • Timothy Fraser ‘16
  • Mohamed Hussein ’17
  • Eunice Kim ‘17
  • 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.

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753