Operational Research Group Public Lecture
Date: Wednesday 18 October 2006
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, ground floor, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Lawrence Phillips
Chair: Professor Gwyn Bevan
For over 40 years the UK Government has avoided the question of what to do with its radioactive waste. Sufficient wastes now exist in the UK to fill the Royal Albert Hall five times over. To solve this problem, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) created the largest public consultation exercise ever conducted in the UK, resulting in a set of recommendations forwarded to the government this past July. This lecture will explain a key element in the process adopted by CoRWM. The lessons learned show how public debate can be conducted usefully to inform policy decisions at the highest levels of government.
Lawrence Phillips is visiting professor of decision sciences in the Operational Research Group of the Department of Management at LSE.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
The slides for this event are now online.
Download: When Values Conflict: How citizens, stakeholders and experts contributed to formulating policy for managing the UK's radioactive waste (PDF)
A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.
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