The Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp is a multi-day workshop hosted by the Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at the University of California, San Diego. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to contribute to the debate on nuclear security policy, addressing technical, legal, and policy aspects of nonproliferation. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates and policy simulations. Seminars are delivered by distinguished researchers; academics; policy officials; and specialists from the University of California system and other leading universities; the National Security Council; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories; the International Atomic Energy Agency; and federal government agencies such as DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, dealing with nuclear policy, nuclear threats, detection, and safeguard issues.
Next year’s program will run from June 19 – June 29, 2016, and will be held at UC San Diego.