Friday, April 11, 2014

CBRNe Response in the Asia-Pacific

 Monday, April 14, 2014 
8:30am – 4:30pm

The Capital Hilton – Congressional Room, 
1001 16th St., NW Washington, DC 

Banyan Analytics

Foreign Perspectives: Lessons Learned from Fukushima Daiichi and Bhopal 
Planning for Future CBRNe (Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense and explosive),
events in the Asia-Pacific
Obstacles and Considerations for regional CBRNe response

Conference Agenda
8:00 am: Registration and Welcome Coffee
8:30 am: Opening Remarks by Institute Chair Lt. Gen. Wallace “Chip” Gregson
Conference Purpose by Institute Director David Hamon

8:45 am: Keynote: Charles Casto, Former Regional Administrator, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Former Director, Site Operations in Japan after Fukushima Daiichi

9:15 am: Panel Discussion, Foreign Perspectives of lessons learned from Fukushima and Bhopal
Moderator: David Hamon, Institute Director

Charles Casto, Former Director of Site Operations after Fukushima Daiichi Incident
N. Vinod Chandra Menon, Former Member, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India
Carol Chan, Deputy Director, USAID, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
Bill Berger, Principal Regional Advisor, USAID, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

10:45 am: Break

11:00 am: Panel Discussion, obstacles and considerations for regional CBRNe response
Moderator: Dr. Clete DiGiovanni, M.D.

Dr. Amy Smithson, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Dr. Katherine Uraneck, M.D., Health Care Preparedness Specialist
Dr. Elin Gursky, ANSER, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services.

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Panel Discussion, industry perspectives on remediation
Moderator: Frances Veasey, Institute Deputy Director

Dr. Eric Daxon, CHP, Battelle
Timothy Frazier, Former Senior Advisor at Dickstein Shapiro LLP and former Designated Officer, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

2:30 pm: Panel Discussion, planning for future CBRNe events in the Asia-Pacific
Moderator: Lt. Gen. Chip Gregson, Institute Chair

Richard Love, Esq., Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University
Colonel Peter Ahern, Marine Commandant’s Strategic Initiatives Group and Former CBIRF Commander, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Dr. James Schear, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations
Heinrich Reyes, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division Chief, National Guard Bureau

4:30 pm: Closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Gregson and David Hamon

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