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UK PONI Annual Conference 2018

07 June 2018, 9:00 to 18:00
RUSI Whitehall
UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) Annual Conference is the premier national forum for the nuclear policy community to consider salient issues in the field and promote the emergence of a new generation of expertise in academia, industry, government, and the military.

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The 2018 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear topics, including arms control, new technologies and the role of AI, and the future Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

The agenda comprises panel presentations submitted by emerging experts, high-level keynote speakers, and a conference dinner.

Speakers include:

  • Julian Kelly, Director General Nuclear, Ministry of Defence
  • Renata Dwan, Director, United National Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
  • Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

You must be a PONI Member to register for this conference, to become a member, free of charge, visit the UK PONI website at For any queries, please contact 

Please note that only Plenary Sessions will be live streamed.

Open to UK PONI Members Only

This event is sold out

Conference Manager

Sabrina Downey
Director, Projects and Events
+44 (0)20 7747 2622

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