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.