PONI holds a series of events designed to bring junior professionals and graduate students together with senior nuclear experts for discussions on key nuclear policy issues.  These meetings give young PONI members the chance to interface with senior professionals in government, academia, the military, and the private sector in a small-group, discussion-focused setting.  The events are off-the-record to foster candid dialogue.

2015 Speaker Series

  • February 25 – Michael Elliott, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability Pland and Policy Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff

2014 Speaker Series

  • February 25 – Gregory Weaver, Principal Director for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • March 6 – Brigadier General Jim Dawkins, Jr., Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application (PADAMA), National Nuclear Security Administration
  • June 11 – Dr. Vahid Majidi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
  • June 26 – Kirk Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc
  • September 18 – Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Department of State's Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation