The PPNT Summer Boot Camp

July 16–25, 2017

The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT boot camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future US nuclear policy.

The boot camp 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 dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies, and other nuclear issues.

The course is part of long-standing IGCC work on nuclear policy issues.

This year's boot camp was supported in part by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration through the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium headquartered at UC Berkeley. 

Course Content

Topics include:

  • International safeguards
  • Arms control
  • Deterrence theory
  • History of the nuclear weapons complex
  • Nuclear risks and responses
  • Global nuclear forces
  • US nuclear security policy
  • The nuclear nonproliferation regime

How to Apply

Past Boot Camps

July 16–25, 2017
La Jolla, California

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June 19–29, 2016
La Jolla, California

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June 21–July 11, 2015
La Jolla, California

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July 6–16, 2014
La Jolla, California

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August 4–18, 2013
La Jolla, California

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August 5–25, 2012
La Jolla, California

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July 31–August 19, 2011
La Jolla, California

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July 19–August 6, 2010
La Jolla, California

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July 24–August 7, 2009
La Jolla, California

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July 6–26, 2008
La Jolla, California

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July 9–27, 2007
La Jolla, California

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July 4–30, 2004
La Jolla, California

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July 7–August 2, 2003
La Jolla, California

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Talk by Albert Carnesale
Talk by Herb York
For more information, contact igcc-communications@ucsd.edu.