UK PONI Table Top Exercise

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UK PONI will be running a nuclear disarmament simulation game for early- and mid-career nuclear experts.

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament. Every 5 years states parties to the NPT meet in Review Conferences to discuss the implementation of these pillars.


Progress on disarmament however has stalled in recent years, with many states becoming increasingly frustrated with the perceived lack of efforts to advance disarmament. With the next Review Conference set to take place in 2020 nuclear disarmament is high up the agenda.

UK PONI will be running a nuclear disarmament simulation game. Participants will represent either a nuclear weapon state, a non-nuclear weapon state or an NGO, and explore the dynamics of disarmament diplomacy. This is a great opportunity for the UK PONI community to learn from the scenario and from expert advisors as to what some of the objectives and constraints might be for the different parties in a tangible way.

We’re pleased to be able to make a limited number of spaces available to early- to mid-career PONI members. If you are interested in participating in this simulation, please email with the following information by Wednesday 27 February.

  • Full name
  • Job Title
  • Affiliation
  • 1-2 sentences explaining how your participation in this simulation would benefit you in your current position

Please not that this will be an all-day event. Exact timings to be confirmed.

Selected participants will be contacted by Monday, 4 March. There are a limited number of travel bursaries available for those travelling from outside London. Please state whether you will require one in your application email. For further information please contact

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