Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki
Tatsujiro is a world leader in nuclear power plant safety (deeply involved in the Fukushima clean-up), nuclear proliferation, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He is currently the vice director, professor of Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University (RECNA), Japan. Before joining RECNA, he was a vice chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) of the Cabinet office from January 2010 to March 2014. Until then, he was an associate vice president of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan (1996-2009) and visiting professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (2005-009), an associate director of MIT’s International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety from 1988-1993 and a research associate at MIT’s Center for International Studies (1993-95). He is now a member of the Advisory Board of Parliament’s Special Committee on Nuclear Energy since June 2017. He is also a council member of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2007-09 and from 2014~), co-chair of International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) and a board member of Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). Dr. Suzuki has a PhD in nuclear engineering from Tokyo University (1988).
Host Michael Lerner
Michael is the president and co-founder of Commonweal. His principal work at Commonweal is with the Cancer Help Program, CancerChoices.org, the Omega Resilience Projects, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, and The New School at Commonweal. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health in 1983 and is author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Therapies (MIT Press).