Photo: Department of Defense/Public Domain 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 the nuclear field. The Conference Series draws emerging thought leaders from across the nuclear enterprise and policy community and provides them with a visible platform for sharing their new thinking on a range of nuclear issues. Full Agenda* *Please note this is not a final and some items are subject to change 8:45 Conference Check-in 9:15 Conference Welcome Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies 9:30 Panel 1: The Future of Arms Control Panel Moderator: Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Governing Insecurity: The Institutional Design and Verification of Arms Control Agreements Andrew Reddie, University of California, Berkeley Preparing for the Unthinkable in East Asia: Evaluating Cross-National Public Opinion on the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella David M. Allison, PhD candidate, Yale University and Stephen Herzog, PhD candidate, Yale University; Non-Presenting Contributor: Jiyoung Ko, Assistant Professor, Bates College Civil Society and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Kayla Matteucci, Junior Fellow in Nuclear Policy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Europe and the INF Treaty: Between a Hard Place and a Rock Maxwell Downman, Nuclear Policy Analyst, British American Security Information Council 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Undeclared North Korea: The Role of Open Source Analysis in Identifying and Verifying North Korean Missile and Nuclear Facilities Panel Moderator: Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies Panelists: Dr. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Fellow, Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow for Missile Defense, International Institute for Strategic Studies 1:45 Panel 2: Tête-À-Tête, Russia and the U.S. Panel Moderator: Olga Oliker, Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies Understanding Russia’s Perception of (Weak) US Resolve in Nuclear Crises: The role of conventional standoffs and cross-domain deterrence Dumitru Minzarari, PhD candidate, University of Michigan Potential Areas for Renewed U.S.-Russian Collaboration to Advance Technical Nuclear Forensics Marie Kirkegaard, PhD candidate, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Russian Perspectives on the U.S. Withdrawal from the ABM Treaty and their Implications for Future Arms Control Agreements Jacob Stebbing, David M. Kennedy Scholar, Brigham Young University Impact of the Russian-Chinese Nuclear Deterrence Relations on the United States Nikita Perfilyev, PhD candidate, University of Vienna 3:30 Break 3:45 Panel 3: Nuclear Issues and other Challenges Panel Moderator: Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service Strengthening Nonproliferation through Combatting Proliferation Finance: Challenges and Policy Recommendations Andrea Viski, Director, Strategic Trade Research Institute NATO and NSNWs Strategic Reappraisal, Operational Reassessment Elmar Hellendoorn, Harvard University Nuclear Superiority in the Cuban Missile Crisis Yashar Parsie, Intern, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 5:15 End of Presentations/ Reception Please contact Simone Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.