Media Advisory: Experts to discuss aftermath of Japan earthquake

ATTENTION: Reporters covering Japan’s earthquake, science and general assignment writers, news desks, broadcast media

WHAT

A panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, to discuss the impact of the earthquake-driven tsunami in eastern Japan, provide context and assess the likelihood of nuclear disaster, among other related issues.

The event is being sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies; Science, Technology & Society Center; nuclear engineering and civil and environmental engineering departments; Department of Architecture; Center for Japanese Studies and Institute of International Studies.

WHEN

Wednesday, March 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE

Institute of East Asian Studies, 6th floor conference room, 2223 Fulton St., Berkeley. See campus map at http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/large_map.html

WHO

  • Bozidar Stojadinovic, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Jasmina Vujic, professor and former chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Shinya Nagasaki, Nuclear Professional School, University of Tokyo
  • Peter Hosemann, assistant professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Dana Buntrock, associate professor, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley

The moderator will be Cathryn Carson, associate dean of social sciences and a history professor at UC Berkeley.