The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted Lady Barbara Judge CBE, former Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and currently Deputy Chairman of TEPCO's Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee and head of its task force on nuclear safety, for a public lecture on Nuclear after Fukushima: Policies, Practices and Problems. Lady Judge discussed the state of nuclear policy following the Fukushima accident, how Fukushima has affected global nuclear policy, and whether nuclear power will remain an important and viable part of the global energy mix. Merit Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, introduced Lady Judge and provided opening remarks. Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion following the presentation.

The Center on Global Energy Policy was proud to have the Center on Japanese Business and Economy at Columbia Business School as our outreach partner for this event.

NOTE: Following Lady Judge’'s lecture, the Center on Global Energy Policy also inaugurated its Women in Energy Program by convening female students for an opportunity to discuss career paths in energy and related issues with Lady Judge. The Center's Women in Energy Program brings leading women from the energy industry, energy finance, and energy policy to Columbia University for informal dialogue with female students interested in entering the energy field. Working with top female energy leaders, the Center develops and executes programming to support career opportunities for young women at Columbia to increase the presence of women in senior management positions in the energy sector.