08 February 2012

Adjunct Professor Richard BroinowskiFormer diplomat and University of Sydney Adjunct Professor Richard Broinowski will give a public lecture on the future of nuclear power in the wake of last year’s Fukushima disaster for the University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre in Adelaide next week.
The lecture: ‘Fukushima and the future of nuclear power’, to be held at UniSA’s City West Campus on Monday February 13 at 6pm, is already full booked following strong public interest.
A nuclear meltdown occurred in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in northern Honshu, Japan. This was Japan’s worst nuclear accident. The Japanese power industry, government and people are currently assessing whether having one of the largest fleets of nuclear power stations in the world, and moving towards autonomy in electricity generation, is worth the price being extracted. 
Prof Broinowski, a writer and academic in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, is currently writing a book on the situation, and will shed light on this perplexing scenario and its global implications.
Hawke Centre Director Elizabeth Ho says Prof Broinowski’s Fukushima lecture kicks off an exciting program of public lectures and debate for the Hawke Centre in 2012.
“Following Prof Broinowski’s lecture, our next two events cover issues relating to the Arab Spring,” Ms Ho says.
“On February 21 the Hawke Centre will present Dr Tarik Yousef who will share his experience and insights from the Arab Spring and will offer his explanation of the astonishing changes of the past year and what they will mean for the people and governments of the Middle East.
“This will be followed on March 7 with Jane Hutcheon, ABC News 24 presenter, reflecting on Women and the Arab Spring.”
For more information go to www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au

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