PONI Capstone Conference
Please join the Project on Nuclear Issues for our annual Capstone Conference. The conference will feature a keynote address from Adm. Charles Richard Commander of U.S. Strategic Command 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.
May 5, 2021 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Nuclear Deterrence and Posture Today | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
The first panel will feature presentations on nuclear deterrence and posture today.
Policy Analyst, Defense Strategy and Policy, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
U.S. Air Force Academy
Researcher at BASIC and PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham
Research Assistant, South Asia Program, Stimson Center
Research Associate, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Keynote Address 12:15 PM-1:00 PMThe keynote address will feature Admiral Charles “Chas” Richard, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
Admiral Charles “Chas” A. Richard
Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, and Senior Adviser, International Security Program
May 6, 2021 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Challenges of Emerging Technology 10:05 AM-11:25 AMThe second panel will feature presentations on challenges from new and emerging technologies.
Dr. Sarah Shirazyan
Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School and Content Policy, Facebook
Research Fellow, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania
Instructor, U.S. Air Force
Intelligence Analyst, U.S. Navy
Deep Dive into Hypersonic Missiles and AI 11:35 AM-1:00 PMThe third panel will feature presentations specifically on hypersonic missiles and artificial intelligence (AI).
Dr. James Johnson
Assistant Professor, School of Law & Government, Dublin City University and Non-Resident Fellow, Modern War Institute, West Point
Graduate Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
PhD Candidate, King’s College London
Project Manager, Department of Energy
PhD Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology