UK PONI Introduction to Nuclear Policy Workshop Spring 2022

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The UK Project on Nuclear Issues will host its annual introductory workshop covering the basics of nuclear weapons policy for students and early career professionals.


The workshop consists of a series of seminars from both RUSI staff and external speakers from the UK Ministry of Defence, N Square, VERTIC, and the European Leadership Network. The sessions will include introductions to nuclear deterrence, disarmament, and non-proliferation. This year’s workshop will also help participants unpack technological complexity and its impact on nuclear weapons decision-making. 

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students and early career professionals working in the nuclear technology field who have not yet had significant exposure to nuclear weapons policy issues, including those in academia, government, and industry. 

How to attend

Places at this workshop are limited to enhance interaction with the speakers. If you are interested in participating, please email with the following information by 16 March at 12pm GMT

  • Full name 
  • Job title/Student level 
  • Affiliation
  • Number of years' experience in the nuclear field 
  • Max. 50 words explaining how your participation in this workshop would benefit you in your current position 


The workshop will take place on the afternoons of 23-24 March. If selected, please note that attendance on both days is required. Selected participants will be contacted by 18 March. 

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