PONI 2013 Fall Conference

December 17 – 18, 2013

The third conference of the 2013 PONI Series will be held on December 17-18 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Hosted in CSIS’s brand-new building, the event will feature presentations by rising professionals in the field as well as keynote addresses by General Robert Kehler, former Commander of United States Strategic Command, and Vice Admiral Terry Joseph Benedict, Director of Strategic Systems Programs for the United States Navy. It will also include an evening reception and dinner for participants at the conclusion of day one (December 17) and a crisis simulation on day two (December 18). The conference program  provides a detailed schedule of presentations, selected speakers, and key events.

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The PONI Conference Series, now in its tenth year, offers an opportunity for rising experts in the field to present findings from their research in order to advance the broader discussion on nuclear weapons issues. It also seeks to provide a venue for interaction among people from different sectors and for mid-career and senior members of the community to mentor their junior counterparts. This year’s series featured conferences at Northrop Grumman’s facilities at Hill AFB, Utah and Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The series will conclude with a Capstone Conference at U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, NE on March 25, 2014.

Click here to view agendas and presentations from previous conferences.