Please join the Project on Nuclear Issues for our 2021 Fall Conference. The virtual conference will feature a keynote address as well as presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy, arms control and proliferation challenges, technology and capabilities, and deterrence. Day 1, October 5 Registration Day 2, October 6 Registration This conference is off the record. 2021 PONI VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE October 5-6, 2021 All time in EST Agenda* Day One: Tuesday October 5th, 2021 11:00 AM Conference Welcome Rebecca Hersman, Senior Advisor and Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies 11:05 AM Keynote Address and Audience Q&A Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, United States Department of State 11:45 AM Break 11:55 AM Panel 1 – Perspectives on Nuclear Modernization and Deterrence: The View from the United States, Adversaries, and Allies Panel Moderator: Tim McDonnell, Research Analyst, CNA Nuclear Modernization Can’t Save Putin’s Regime: Public Opinion on Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in Russia Micah Pickus The Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile: Worth the Investment for Deterrence Patty-Jane Geller When China Bites, When the U.S. Stings: North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program’s Influence on the Japanese Self-Defense Force Budget, 2006 – 2020 Haruka Noishiki National Identity and Nuclear Modernization in a ‘Global Britain’ Shane Ward 1:10 PM Day One Closing Remarks Eric Brewer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies Day Two: Wednesday, October 6th 10:00 AM Opening Remarks Rebecca Hersman, Senior Advisor and Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies 10:05 AM Panel 2 – Arms Control and Nonproliferation Efforts: Past Lessons for Future Challenges Panel Moderator: Dr. Molly Berkemeier, Assistant Professor, Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia The Institutional Design of Arms Control: Do structural condition increase the longevity of arms control agreements? Jessica Budlong Foreign Military Deployments within Alliances Alexander Sorg Lessons from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty negotiations: An East Asian Perspective Sayaka Shingu US Policy Considerations around the Treaty of Tlatelolco and their Implications for Other Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaties Benjamin Linden 11:20 AM Break 11:30 AM Panel 3 – Responsible Shepherding of Nuclear Materials Panel Moderator: TBD Safeguarding Ukraine’s Disputed Territories: IAEA Safeguards and the Broader Conclusion in Ukraine Kiley McCormick Future Tritium Production: Does the U.S. Need to Reestablish Domestic Uranium Enrichment? Courtney Ford Ryan Poltergeist of the Power Plant: How Antineutrinos can Support the IAEA Safeguards Mission Austin Mullen 12:45 PM Closing Remarks Eric Brewer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies *Agenda subject to change.