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Jun212017

PONI 2017 Summer Conference

The first conference of the 2017-2018 PONI Conference Series was held on June 21-22 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Global Security Research. The two-day conference will feature a series presentations from emerging nuclear experts, a keynote address, tours of facilities at Lawrence Livermore, and a breakout discussion on nuclear terrorism adapted from a ministerial-level scenario…

Mar162017

PONI 2017 Capstone Conference

The final conference of the 2016-2017 PONI Conference Series will be held on March 16 at United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base. The one-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as nuclear policy in the 21st century, implications of new technologies, emerging nuclear challenges, and nuclear dynamics in Europe. The…

Feb012017

The Future of Alliances and Extended Nuclear Deterrence

A survey of the world today finds the nuclear landscape – from Russia, to North Korea, to India, Pakistan, and China – to be more uncertain and precarious than it has been any time since the end of the Cold War. Yet, even as nuclear dangers seem to be growing, there seems to be deepening discontent with the notion of nuclear deterrence. A growing chorus of voices questions the legitimacy of assurance and deterrence, fracturing what might have been thought at one point to be a consensus between allies. There also seems to be a growing skepticism about the benefits of the internationalist system on which deterrence, and especially extended deterrence, depends.

Dec062016

PONI 2016 Winter Conference

The third conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on December 6-7, 2016 at CSIS. The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts and keynote talks from senior experts in the nuclear field. Conference presentations and keynote speakers are off-the-record. Agenda and Participants Panel 1: Nuclear Challenges in South Asia Science…

Oct182016

PONI 2016 Fall Conference

The second conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on October 18-19, 2016 at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Agenda and Participants Panel 1: The Future of Deterrence Capability or Will? 21st Century Nuclear Deterrence for Global Strike Operators Captain Chris Conant, United States Air Force Missile Defense’s Role in 21st Century…

Jul122016

PONI 2016 Summer Conference

The first conference of the 2016-2017 Conference Series will be held on July 12-13, 2016 at the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base. The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts along with a technical talk from Dr. Wayne Brasure, acting director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office…

May052016

U.S. Nuclear Policy Post-2016 Conference

Critical questions regarding the future of the nuclear enterprise – fueled by rising global threats, questions about modernization, President Obama’s Prague legacy, and a looming nuclear posture review – will need to be addressed quickly by the next administration. 

Apr132016

PONI 2016 Capstone Conference

The final conference of the 2015-2016 PONI Conference Series will be held on April 12 at United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base. The one-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as modernization, unconventional threats, nonproliferation, and culture within the nuclear enterprise along with keynote addresses from senior…

Dec092015

PONI 2015 Winter Conference

The third event in the 2015-2016 PONI Conference Series will be held December 9-10 at CSIS in Washington, DC. The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics including U.S. nuclear policy and posture in the face of modernization and sequestration, non-state actors, nuclear security, escalation dyanmics, and perspectives on Russia and Europe….

Sep222015

PONI 2015 Fall Conference

The second event in the 2015-2016 PONI Conference Series will be held September 22-23 at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. The two-day conference will feature panels of presentations from young nuclear experts covering topics including tracking nuclear material, nuclear security and insider threats, regional nuclear flashpoints, and new thinking on proliferation. The conference will also…