Social science researchers meeting the nuclear industry, Paris, France

12-13 December, 2019 Egle Rindzeviciute and Andrei Stsiapanau participated in the workshop “The nuclear and social science nexus: challenges and opportunities for speaking across the disciplinary divide” held at NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD) Headquarters in Paris. The workshop aimed to establish connections between the social sciences and the humanities insights and the decision-making of practitioners in nuclear energy organizations. The workshop, organized around issues of nuclear politics, techno-politics and science, gathered specialists and practitioners in nuclear energy representing various geographical zones and studying various uses of nuclear energy: new reactors, nuclear waste, public engagement, safety and culture, innovation, education and teaching methodology. Andrei Stsiapanau presented a paper about major reforms within the nuclear waste management in Russia, and Egle Rindzeviciute , who was also a member of the conference’s scientific committee, commented the session about nuclear research and praxis.

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