Project on Nuclear Issues

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) aims to build and sustain a networked community of young nuclear experts from the military, national laboratories, industry, academia, and policy communities.

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PONI Programs

PONI is now accepting proposals for presentations for its 2016-2017 annual conference series. The conferences typically last two days, with panel discussions, keynote speeches by nuclear experts, smaller working groups, an evening reception, and, in some cases, a facility tour. The conference presentations will focus on, but will not be limited to, the topics listed in the research agenda below. Selected presenters will have the opportunity to work with a PONI mentor before sharing their research at a conference. PONI also uses these presentations to select members of the Next Generation Speakers Bureau, a collection of some of the best and brightest young and emerging nuclear experts. Below are the dates for the upcoming conferences:

  1. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, October 18-19, 2016
  2. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, December 7-8, 2016
  3. U.S. Strategic…
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Balancing Trade and International Security

The World Customs Organization (WCO) serves as the sole international customs organization, providing leadership in re-orienting the global customs community to the valuable contributions it can make in national security. Customs authorities manage the movement of goods, money, and people, and play a key role in the prevention and detection of smuggling restricted goods. As the customs community single multilateral/international organization, the WCO provides leadership to focus on issues…

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PONI Calendar

PONI 2016 Fall Conference
October 18-19, 2016
Sandia National Labs

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