Earth Week 2011: 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl- Event April 28

Apr. 06, 2011

Sustainability Across Disciplines, Campus, and the World


In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (April 26, 1986) 

the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University (CGES)

invites you to attend:
From Chernobyl to Fukushima: Nuclear Energy and Its Alternatives

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Shapiro Admissions Center Presentation Room
Brandeis Campus

with Dr.Roland Schindler, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems 
and Dr. Harry Lehmann, Chairman of the Environmental Strategies Division of the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt), Germany, among others.

25 years after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26, 1986 in the Northern Ukraine (then still part of the Soviet Union), and only weeks after Japanese authorities concluded that the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant must also be considered a nuclear disaster of the highest possible order, experts gather at Brandeis to discuss the lessons to be learned from these events and whether the world's continuously growing energy needs can be met with safe, renewable alternatives.

This event is organized in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Boston. 

Please visit
for three related film screenings at the Goethe Institute on April 29, May 2, and May 26 at 7pm respectively.

Past Events:

Philosophy, Ethics, and Art: Sustainability Across Disciplines

12pm- 1pm, SCC

Join Professors Peter Kalb- Art History, and Kate Moran- Philosophy, and Marci McPhee- Ethics, and Sabine von Mering- German and European Studies  for their take on Environmental Sustainability

Earth Day Fair

12pm-2pm, SCC

Local & Sustainable Food & Fun activities from: Students for Environmental Action, HellerSAVE, Eco-Reps, Brandeis Sustainability Fund, Experiential Learning, DeisBikes, and Warner Farm.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies


SEA Coffeehouse

9pm-12pm in Chum's

Students for Environmental Action's semester coffeehouse featuring Bad Grammar, Rather Be Giraffes, Voices of Soul, and others!

More Events:


Cut Carbon in Waltham 1

11am-3pm, Meet 10:30 by Gosman

Weatherize a home in Waltham to help save energy and money with SEA, Waltham Group, and NCV. More Info.


From Red to Green: China

7pm-9pm, International Business School Lee Hall

The Intersection of Business and Environment in China with visiting Chinese entrepreneurs



Help the Garden Grow!

10am-3pm in the Patchwork Garden by Massell Quad

Meet NaturaLiving Club at the garden with hands on planting and building.



Cut Carbon in Waltham 2

4PM- 7PM, Meeting Location TBD

We need volunteers to help inform Waltham residents about free home energy assessments! 

More Info and RSVP


The Climate Fix

5pm-6pm, Heller Schneider G3

Prof. Roger Pielke Jr. speaks about " What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming"

APRIL 15-17 Powershift Conference in DC.

Panel Discussion with the Center for German and European Studies

Earth Week Flyer (PDF)