Changing Governments and Nuclear Policy: The US

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This panel event, the second in UK PONI’s series on “Changing Governments and Nuclear Policy”, will examine the priorities, challenges and choices ahead for the next U.S. President. 

On 20 January 2017, when the next US president, Donald Trump steps into the Oval Office, he will be handed the keys to the country’s nuclear weapons and the authority to launch them. But the office of the Presidency also comes with numerous other responsibilities on nuclear policy: from non-proliferation challenges, arms control and relations with Russia, nuclear security, modernisation of US nuclear weapons, to future civil nuclear policy and nuclear power agreements. While many facets of US nuclear policy have been passed down through successive administrations, incoming Presidents have each sought to make their own distinctive nuclear legacies, from  Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace to Obama’s Prague Agenda.

The following speakers have been confirmed so far:

  • Des Browne (Lord Browne of Ladyton), former Secretary of State for Defence (2006 - 2008), co-founder of the European Leadership Network and since 2014 Vice Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
  • Justin Bronk, Research Fellow in Military Sciences and Editor of RUSI Defence Systems, RUSI

More speakers to be confirmed shortly.

The panel event will be followed by a drinks reception

Should you have any difficulties registering, please contact Jeremy Wimble, Project Officer,

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