Events

Learn more about upcoming and past events and conferences sponsored by PONI in DC and across the country, as well as other important events where you can connect with nuclear experts.

Past Events

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Renewing Arms Control and Strategic Stability: A Russian Perspective

The strategic relationship between the United States and Russia remains at its lowest point since the Cold War. After 30 years of major reductions in nuclear arsenals to strengthen strategic stability, why is the world entering a new cycle of nuclear and related arms races that is multifaceted and multilateral, putting at risk the entire…

Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit

This event will feature Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.) On October 15th, former ROK Minister of National Defense, Gen. Kim Dong-shin will present a lecture based on his significant experiences as part of the national leadership during the myriad inter-Korean dialogue as well as his assessment as to the path…

US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit

On October 16th, panel members in addition to Gen. Kim, include Gen. John Tilelli, Jr., former Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, and concurrently Commander of U.S. Combined Forces, and U.S. Forces Korea; Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and currently a senior advisor and holder…

Nuclear Energy in Space: Nonproliferation Risks and Solutions

Description President Donald Trump recently directed NASA to send astronauts to the Moon by next decade, and then to Mars. NASA is exploring nuclear reactors – both for rockets to get there and for power on the planetary surfaces. As these decisions loom, NPPP hosts a symposium on “Nuclear Energy in Space: Nonproliferation Risks and Solutions.” Speakers will come…

New Thinking from Korea and China

New generation scholars from Korea and China join Society Senior Director Stephen Noerper for a discussion on developments in regional politics and security, North Korea’s denuclearization, and visions for the Korean Peninsula. This National Committee on American Foreign Policy event offers unique insights from young professionals for members and media. Speakers include: Dr. Jihwan Hwang…

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Doctrine: The Rule of Law and the Role of Strategy

In 2013, the Obama Administration’s “Nuclear Employment Strategy” guidance announced that all war plans and operations would be “consistent with the fundamental principles of the Law of Armed Conflict” (LOAC). The Trump Administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review repeated this commitment. The literature on nuclear strategy and deterrence in political science however, has either ignored these…

Korea Policy Forum, “Nuclear and Conventional Arms Control on the Korean Peninsula”

Speakers Yong-Sup Han, Professor, Korea National Defense University Young-Jun Kim, Professor, Korea National Defense University Discussant Joanna Spear, Associate Professor of International Affairs the George Washington University Date & Time Monday, November 4, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location Room 505 Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW,…

PoNG SIGNAL Playfest

Tuesday, November 12, PoNG is hosting a SIGNAL online play festival to bring together as many people as possible for the largest online (experimental) wargaming event ever conducted. Players can join in online beginning at 6p ET/ 3p PT at https://pong.berkeley.edu/signal/ to vie with students, policy scholars, military experts, and anyone with an interest in the…

New Technologies and Nuclear Risk

The proliferation of new technologies threatens to increase the risks of nuclear use. Join us to discuss two of those risks—precision-strike weapons in the hands of U.S. allies and artificial intelligence—explored in recent studies funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. AGENDA 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Conventional Precision-Strike Weapons and Non-Nuclear States  How could…

New Strategic Visions and Power Competition in the Middle East

In collaboration with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the conference will discuss new strategic visions and power competition in the Middle East. The event is organized within the framework of the fifth edition of MED – Rome Mediterranean Dialogues, which will take…