Seminar/Event Nuclear Energy and the Law Program hosted by Lee & Ko2019.06.26
From June 26 to 28, Lee & Ko hosted the “Nuclear Energy and the Law” education program for Korean students majoring in nuclear engineering or law, as well as professionals working in related areas.
The program was sponsored by Korea Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation, with lectures given by more than 20 of Korea’s most esteemed experts in the nuclear and legal sectors, including president Soon Heung Chang of Handong University who was formerly chairman of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, former chairman Jae Ju Ha of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, former chairman Kye Yong Sung of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, former chairman Jong In Lee of the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency, professor Ki Kap Park of Korea University who is an IAEA nuclear liability expert and vice chairman of OECD/NEA Nuclear Law Committee, and professor No Hyung Park of Korea University who is the chairman of the Korea Mediation Academy. The program was focused on cultivating future experts who can actively respond to the nuclear export market.
The first day of the program was focused on studying the global standards and trends in various areas including nuclear industry, international organizations, radiation, policy and security, under the heading “Global Nuclear”. On the second day, heated debates about cultivating future nuclear fusion talents, with the agenda entitled “HR & Nuclear Issues”. Further, the role of nuclear in actively responding to climate change and economic growth, compensation and mediation in the event of nuclear incident, as well as cultivation of experts for the fortification of nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation, were discussed in great depth. On the third day, entitled “NPP Export & Safety”, the subjects discussed were nuclear export strategies and project negotiation and contracts, dispute resolution and other on-the-scene practical skills indispensable for the export of nuclear power plants, as well as safety issues such as Nuclear Safety Act, Radiation Control Act, and critical accident and spent fuel control.
The program was the first ever fusion education program for nuclear energy and the law in Korea, and is significant in that experts and students from two very highly specialized areas came together to communicate and share their collective knowledge and wisdom. The global nuclear export market calls for more than technological prowess to succeed, with the US, Russia, China, France being Korea’s competitors. All speakers and audience participating in the program gave a positive review, stating that the program is very timely planned to cultivate the experts that best respond to the government’s policy of supporting nuclear exports.
The Lee & Ko personnel who put together the program stated: “We hope that the Nuclear Energy and the Law education program will serve as the starting point for realization of the global nuclear export market, led by the Korean model reactor and Korean global human resources.”