Italy's Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective

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Thursday, 13 November 2014
Sala Costantinides, Civico Museo Sartorio
Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII, 1, 34123 Trieste
 Igor Londero (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste)
2:30 pm | Opening remarks
Session: Civil Nuclear Energy
Chair: Carlo Rizzuto (President CERIC-ERIC)
 Fabio Lavista (Bocconi University)
A New Energy Source for Italian Development: The Controversial Case of Agip Nucleare, 1956-1962
 Valentina Della Gala (INDIRE - Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca)
The Nuclear Power Plant in Garigliano. A History of a State Business (1957-1964)
 Elisabetta Bini (University of Trieste)
Between Oil and Nuclear Power: The United States and Italy’s Energy Policies (1950s-1960s)
coffee break
 Barbara Curli (University of Turin)
Italy and Early European Cooperation in Nuclear Fusion
 Mauro Elli (University of Padua)
A Fusion of Intents: Euratom’s Success and Italy’s Relevance in Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Research during the 1980s
 G.B. Zorzoli (Honorary President Coordinamento Fonti Rinnovabili ed Efficienza Energetica)
Have Italian Decision Makers understood that Nuclear is not Business as Usual?
Discussant: Alain Beltran (University of Paris, La Sorbonne)

Friday, 14 November 2014
Università degli Studi di Trieste, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Via Tigor 22, 34124 Trieste, room 3
 Massimiliano Moretti (University of Roma Tre)
A Never-ending story: The Italian Contribution to F-I-G
 Leopoldo Nuti (University of Roma Tre)
Flirting with Latency: The Debate Accompanying the Signing of the Non-Proliferation Treaty
coffee break
 Marilena Gala (University of Roma Tre)
Italy's Role in implementing the Dual-track Decision of 1979
9:30 am | Session: Military Aspects
Chair: Georg Meyr (University of Trieste)
 Matteo Gerlini (University of Florence) and Franca Padoani (ENEA)
Energy Independence vs. Nuclear Safeguards: US Attitude toward French-Italian Fast Breeder Reactors Program
Discussant: Benoit Pelopidas (University of Bristol)
1:00 pm | Lunch seminar
 Giorgio Ferrari Ruffino (former manager at ENEL)
A Rare Case of Conscientious Objection in the Italy of the 1970s-1980s: How a Nuclear Expert became Anti-nuke
 Angelo Baracca, Roberto Livi, Stefano Ruffo (Universiy of Florence) and Saverio Craparo
The Active Role of Students of Physics, and Subsequent Professors, of the University of Florence in the Early Italian Anti-nuclear Movements (1975-1987)
Moderator: Elisabetta Vezzosi (University of Trieste)
3:00 pm | Session: Public Opinion and Anti-Nuclear Movements
Chair: Claudio Tuniz (ICTP, Trieste)
 Giulia Iannuzzi (University of Trieste)
Italian Science Fiction, Nuclear Technologies: Narrative Strategies Between the "Two Cultures"
 Laura Ciglioni (University Studies Abroad Consortium at University of La Tuscia)
Italian Public Opinion in the Nuclear Age: Mass-Market Magazines Facing Nuclear Issues (1963-1967)
 Renato Moro (University of Roma Tre)
Anti-nuclear Movements in Italy in the 1980s
Discussant: Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University)
 Mirio Cosottini (tromba e flicorno soprano) e Francesco Canavese (chitarre ed elettronica)
“Nuclear Seed”. Composizioni/improvvisazioni per tromba ed elettronica

Saturday, 15 November 2014
Università degli Studi di Trieste, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Via Tigor 22, 34124 Trieste, room 3
9:30 am | Session: The Role of Researchers and Scientists
Chair: Gianrossano Giannini (University of Trieste)
 Giovanni Paoloni (University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
Scientific Research and Nuclear Energy: Peculiarities of the Italian Case
 Francesco Cassata (University of Genoa, D.A.FI.ST.)
Life Atomic: Adriano Buzzati-Traverso and the Biology Division of the Italian Atomic Energy Commission (1957-1962)
coffee break
 Lodovica Clavarino (University of Roma)
"Many Countries will have the Bomb: there will be Hell". Edoardo Amaldi and the Italian Physicists committed to Disarmament, Arms Control and Détente
 Carlo Patti (Universidade Federal de Goiás)
The Brazilian – Italian Cooperation in the Nuclear Field (1950 – 1980)
Discussant: Gianni Battimelli (University of Rome “La Sapienza”)