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【KINDAS group 2】3rd International Seminar (Co-sponsored by South Asia and Indian Ocean Studies Group)

2015年11月5日 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

“Nuclear Energy in China and India: Can Ambitions Meet Reality ?”


Date & Time: 5th November, 2015 (Thu)15:00~17:00

Venue:  Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, Research Building No.2, 4th Floor  AA 447  



Speaker: Dr.  M. V. Ramana

(Nuclear Futures Laboratory & Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University)


Abstract: Nuclear energy has been facing an uncertain future after the multiple accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011. The nuclear industry still hopes for a large expansion, mostly on the basis of various developing countries constructing nuclear reactors. Among the countries that have announced ambitious targets for constructing nuclear power plants are China and India. This talk will discuss some of these targets and the record of actual implementation of these plans, as well as the multiple factors that drive and constrain nuclear policy.


15:00-15:05 Opening Remarks /Dr. Rohan D’Souza (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
15:05-15:55  Talk by Dr. M. V. Ramana
15:55-16:05  Tea break
16:05-17:00  Discussion



*Bio:*Dr.M.V.Ramana is currently with the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where he has been assessing nuclear power programs around the world. He is the author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India  (Penguin Books,2012) and co-editor of Prisoners of the Nuclear Dream (Orient Longman,2003). He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leo Szilard Award from the American Physical Society. Some of his earlier papers that are relevant to this talk are:

“Choosing a standard reactor: Internationalcompetition and domestic politics in Chinese nuclear policy” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544211006815

“Slow and stunted: Plutonium accounting and the growth of fast breeder reactors in India”


 “Why India’s electricity is likely to remain in short supply: The economics of nuclear power”



Contact: indas_office@asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, Research Building No.2, 4th Floor AA 447