FUSION Winter 2023

Welcome to the winter edition of FUSION!


  • 23 February: A View From Below: UK PONI Speaker Event and Social

    23 February: A View From Below: UK PONI Speaker Event and Social

    Join us at 61 Whitehall for this exclusive UK PONI event, in which we will welcome former nuclear submarine (SSN) captain and ‘Perisher’ teacher Ryan Ramsey for a discussion on his recent book, A View from Below (2023), followed by a drinks reception.

  • 26-27 March: Introduction to Nuclear Policy Training Course

    26-27 March: Introduction to Nuclear Policy Training Course

    UK PONI will host its annual introductory training course covering the basics of nuclear policy for early career professionals. The training course will consist of a series of seminars from RUSI fellows and external experts, from the UK Ministry of Defence as well as and think tanks and other academic organisations working on nuclear policy. Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General at RUSI, and Andrew Futter, Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester, will chair the sessions. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear field – whether in academia, government or industry – who have not yet had significant exposure to nuclear policy issues. We particularly encourage those working in scientific, engineering and technical roles to attend, and there will be plenty of time in each session for an interactive Q&A with the expert speakers.

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Save the Date: UK PONI Annual Conference 2024

10 September, 61 Whitehall, London

 We are looking forward to welcoming you to our 2024 Annual Conference which will be held on Tuesday 10 September at RUSI in London.

The Annual Conference is a hallmark of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues, having established itself as the premier UK forum for showcasing the expertise of a new generation. By bringing together emerging and established experts from across the nuclear field, the conference promotes a diverse, informed dialogue on pressing nuclear topics.

The call for proposals will be released in early MarchUK PONI encourages presentation proposals from graduate students, emerging technical specialists, and other early career professionals, including those with military experience. UK PONI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and we thus welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

If you are thinking about applying and would like to learn more, you can watch the recordings from last year’s panels and keep an eye on our socials for more news.

Join the team!

  • UK PONI is looking for a Research Analyst

    UK PONI is looking for a Research Analyst

    RUSI is looking to recruit a highly motivated research analyst (part-time) to assist with the design of UK PONI project activities and initiatives, planning and organising events, as well as providing efficient and varied administrative and organisational support. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 12 February.

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External Events & Opportunities

The Role of Nuclear Deterrence in NATO with Jim Stokes
Organiser: Oslo Nuclear Project at the University of Oslo
When: 12 February (Online)
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Call for papers: The Global Nuclear Order Working Group Annual Conference 2024 (21 and 22 March)
Organiser: BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group
Deadline for applications is 21 February.
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Call for abstracts: The International Conference on Small Modular Reactors and their Applications 2024 (21–25 October)
Organiser: International Atomic Energy Agency
Deadline for abstract submissions is 29 February.
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PONI 2024 Virtual Winter Conference
Organiser: Project on Nuclear Issues at the Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS)
When: 26 February (Online)
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The Central Role of Nuclear Operators in Implementing the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment
Organiser: World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)
When: 12 to 14 March (Online)
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NATO at 75: Charting a New Course
Organiser: Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University
When: 8 April (Online and Washington, DC)
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Jobs & Internships

Graduate Professional (Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme)
UN Institute for Disarmament Research
Closing date for applications is 15 February.
Read more and apply here

Senior Project Manager
World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)
Closing date for applications is 3 March.
Read more and apply here

Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Fellowships for ERC project on ‘Competition in the Digital Era: Geopolitics and Technology in the 21st Century’
Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Brussels School of Governance
Closing date for applications is 8 April.
Read more and apply here


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