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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp

July 31, 2022 to August 12, 2022
La Jolla, CA
UC San Diego

The Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT Boot Camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools they need to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy. The Boot Camp is open to all graduate-level students, post-docs, and professionals, and features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, and government agencies dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies, and other nuclear issues.

The 2022 PPNT Boot Camp was hosted by IGCC at UC San Diego from July 31 through August 12. The 2022 boot camp, the first to be held in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, features nuclear weapons policy experts including Scott Sagan (Stanford University), Rolf Mowatt-Larssen (Belfer Center), Corey Hinderstein (National Nuclear Security Administration), among others, and a range of impressive graduate student and professional participants.

The 2022 PPNT Boot Camp is sponsored by the Department of Energy and Stanton Foundation.