Please join the Project on Nuclear Issues and Los Alamos National Laboratory for our 2021 Summer Conference. The virtual conference will feature a keynote address as well as presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy and strategies, arms control and proliferation challenges, technology and capabilities, and deterrence. Day 1, July 13 Registration Day 2, July 14 Registration The conference is off the record. 2021 PONI VIRTUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE with Los Alamos National Laboratory July 13-14, 2021 Zoom information forthcoming, all times in EST Day One: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:45 AM CONFERENCE WELCOME Eric Brewer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies 10:00 AM OPENING REMARKS Dr. Thomas Mason, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and President of Triad National Security, LLC 10:15 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND AUDIENCE Q&A Dr. Charles P. Verdon, Acting Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration 11:15 AM PANEL 1 – PERSPECTIVES ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS AROUND THE WORLD Panel Moderator: Rian Bahran, R&D Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Millennials and Nuclear Weapons: Concerned or Complacent? Amelia Morgan, Doctoral Candidate, Kings College London Public Opinion on Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in Russia Anna Wagner, Senior Project Lead, CBRNE Security and Nonproliferation, CRDF Global Between Islam and the Bomb: Re-thinking Domestic Constraints on Nuclear Weapons in Iran Evan Lisman, Research Associate, Center for Global Security Research 12:30 DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS John Scott, Acting Office Director, National Security and International Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory Day Two: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10:00 AM OPENING REMARKS Eric Brewer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Nuclear Issues, Center for Strategic and International Studies 10:15 AM PANEL 2 – NEXT-GEN TECHNOLOGY IN THE NUCLEAR FIELD Panel Moderator: Sylvia Mishra, Nuclear New Tech Officer, European Leadership Network & Doctoral Researcher, Kings College London Fool Me Once: Missile Defense, Countermeasures, and the United States Masao Dahlgren, Research Assistant, Missile Defense Project, CSIS An IAEA Model for Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) Dustin Granger, Analyst, Golden Key Group AI and Missile Defense: Exploring the Capabilities of 2030 and Beyond Emilyn Tuomala, MA Candidate in Security Policy Studies, George Washington University Modeling Nuclear Escalation Samuel R. Baty, Graduate Student Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory 11:30 AM BREAK 11:45 AM PANEL 3 – MANAGING NUCLEAR THREATS IN A NEW ERA OF ARMS CONTROL Panel Moderator: Dr. Heather Williams, Lecturer, King’s College London Arms Control After New Start Dr. Cameron Bates, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory The Devil in the Details: “Denuclearization” and the North Korean Nuclear Threat Jaejoon Kim, MA Candidate in Security Studies, Georgetown University The Missile Race in East Asia: Costs, Trends, and Implications Sang-Min Kim, Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow, Arms Control Association 1:00 PM BREAK 1:15 PM TOOLS OF STOCKPILE STEWARDSHIP WITH LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY EXPERTS Dr. Trent McCuistian, DAHRT Engineering, Operations, and Physics Acting Deputy Group Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory Jim Lujan, ASC/HPC Platforms Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory 2:15 CLOSING REMARKS Avneet Sood, PONI Representative, Los Alamos National Laboratory This agenda is subject to change.