UK PONI Annual Conference 2012: ‘Nuclear Stability: From the Cuban Crisis to the Energy Crisis’

Taking stock after half a century, the second UK PONI Annual Conference considered a range of issues associated with nuclear stability in both the military and civilian realms

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2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Since that time, changes in international security dynamics have catalysed shifts in attitude towards nuclear stability. This trend looks set to continue amidst high hopes for further nuclear disarmament by key states, and increasing concern surrounding proliferation of nuclear technology and materials to new actors.

Taking stock after half a century, the second UK PONI Annual Conference considered a range of issues associated with nuclear stability in both the military and civilian realms. Panel topics included:

  • Crisis and Stability: Observations from the last 50 years
  • Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation
  • Flashpoints - Threats to Stability
  • Geopolitics and Regimes

 

The Tricycle Theatre offered a lunchtime performance of 'The Letter of Last Resort', a play by David Greig.

Speakers included:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Hutton of Furness, Chairman of the Nuclear Industries Association

Rear Admiral S J Lloyd, Chief of Strategic Systems Executive

Sir Franklin Miller KBE, Non-resident Senior Advisor, CSIS

The Right Honourable Bruce George MP

 

Download the programme agenda

Main Image Credit HMS Vigilant alongside Faslane Naval Base, Courtesy of MOD


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