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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PONI Debates the Issues

Photo courtesy of UK Ministry of Defence, In the aftermath of the British vote to leave the European Union, it has become apparent that extricating the United Kingdom from decades of EU membership will be no simple task. Nowhere is this reality clearer than in the realm of nuclear security. With Scotland having voted to remain in the EU by a significant margin, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland has stated that a second referendum on Scottish independence from the UK is highly likely. Among the many economic and…

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PONI Calendar

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

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