PONI 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

July 13 – 14, 2021
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 by the Acting Administrator of the NNSA (Dr. Verdon), 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.

July 13, 2021 9:45 AM-1:00 PM

Opening Remarks | 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Dr. Thomas Mason, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and President of Triad National Security, LLC

Keynote Address | 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Dr. Charles VerdonActing Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

Eric Brewer, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Nuclear Issues, International Security Program

Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons Around the World | 11:15 AM – 12:30 AM

Rian Bahran, R&D Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Amelia Morgan, Doctoral Candidate, Kings College London
Anna Wagner, Senior Project Lead, CBRNE Security and Nonproliferation, CRDF Global
Evan Lisman, Research Associate, Center for Global Security Research

July 14, 2020 10:00 AM-2:30 PM

Next-Gen Technology in the Nuclear Field | 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Sylvia Mishra, Nuclear New Tech Officer, European Leadership Network & Doctoral Researcher, King's College London 


Masao Dahlgren, Research Assistant, Missile Defense Project, CSIS
Dustin Granger, Analyst, Golden Key Group
Emilyn Tuomala, MA Candidate in Security Policy Studies, George Washington University
Samuel R. Baty, Graduate Student Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Managing Nuclear Threats in a New Era of Arms Control | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Dr. Heather Williams, Lecturer, King's College London 


Dr. Cameron Bates, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jaejoon Kim, MA Candidate in Security Studies, Georgetown University
Sang-Min Kim, Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow, Arms Control Association

Tools of Stockpile Stewardship with Los Alamos National Laboratory Experts | 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

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  


Closing Remarks | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Avneet Sood, PONI Representative, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This event is made possible by support from Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Nuclear Security Administration