This event is the third conference in the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series. The conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy and strategies, arms control and proliferation challenges, and deterrence. The PONI Conference Series, now in its fifteenth year, is unique in its emphasis on featuring rising experts and young professionals in Read More
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The final conference in the PONI 2018 Conference Series will be at U.S. STRATCOM on April 30th. The event will feature presentations from emerging experts and keynote address. More information on the event and speakers coming soon.
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The third conference of the 2017-2018 PONI Conference Series was held on December 5-6 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The two-day conference featured a series presentations from emerging nuclear experts, keynote talks with senior leaders, and a mock trial scenario examining nuclear terrorism. The PONI Conference Series, now in its fourteenth year, Read More
The first conference of the 2017-2018 PONI Conference Series was held on June 21-22 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Global Security Research. The two-day conference will feature a series presentations from emerging nuclear experts, a keynote address, tours of facilities at Lawrence Livermore, and a breakout discussion on nuclear terrorism adapted from a ministerial-level scenario Read More
The final conference of the 2016-2017 PONI Conference Series will be held on March 16 at United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base. The one-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy in the 21st century, implications of new technologies, emerging nuclear challenges, and nuclear dynamics in Europe. The Read More
A survey of the world today finds the nuclear landscape – from Russia, to North Korea, to India, Pakistan, and China – to be more uncertain and precarious than it has been any time since the end of the Cold War. Yet, even as nuclear dangers seem to be growing, there seems to be deepening discontent with the notion of nuclear deterrence. A growing chorus of voices questions the legitimacy of assurance and deterrence, fracturing what might have been thought at one point to be a consensus between allies. There also seems to be a growing skepticism about the benefits of the internationalist system on which deterrence, and especially extended deterrence, depends.
The third conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on December 6-7, 2016 at CSIS. The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts and keynote talks from senior experts in the nuclear field. Conference presentations and keynote speakers are off-the-record. Agenda and Participants Panel 1: Nuclear Challenges in South Asia Science Read More
The second conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on October 18-19, 2016 at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Agenda and Participants Panel 1: The Future of Deterrence Capability or Will? 21st Century Nuclear Deterrence for Global Strike Operators Captain Chris Conant, United States Air Force Missile Defense’s Role in 21st Century Read More