2024 Summer Conference

PONI will host its 2024 Summer Conference on July 17-18 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The conference will explore topics related to nuclear deterrence.

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The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) will host its 2024 Summer Conference at Los Alamos National Laboratory on July 17-18. The conference will explore topics related to nuclear deterrence, including deterring two nuclear peers, extended deterrence, deterring opportunistic aggression, the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies on deterrence, deterrence failure and intrawar deterrence, escalation management, and the nexus of deterrence and arms control. An agenda is forthcoming and the conference will be in-person only.

PONI will be staying at La Posada de Santa Fe. We encourage participants to book their accommodations in this area. A shuttle bus will take participants to Los Alamos each morning. Public parking is available on lab grounds upon request.

Due to lab access requirements, registration for foreign nationals has now closed. Registering to attend the conference does not imply approval or guarantee site access. You will receive a final confirmation email once you are approved to visit Los Alamos. 

Applications to present have now closed.

Why Attend?  

The PONI Conference Series is unique in that it brings together junior and senior level professionals from the military, national laboratories, industry, academia, and policy sphere to hear select presentations on a range of topics related to nuclear weapons policy and strategy, including research related to deterrence, the NPT and nonproliferation, modernization, regional nuclear studies, and other related fields. 

The Conference Series provides presenters with a visible platform for sharing their thinking on a wide range of nuclear issues. PONI conferences provide excellent opportunities for rising professionals to present and receive feedback on their research from a diverse group of experts and stakeholders in the nuclear community. Our conferences are also a great way to build connections with academics, national lab representatives, military officers, policymakers, and industry representatives from across the nuclear enterprise.   

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and U.S. national nuclear laboratories.  

PONI 2024 Summer Conference is not for attribution. 

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