Cameron Hunter recently attended a session run by the Georgetown University Wargaming Society (GUWS). GUWS is a student-led organisation that aims both to be fun and to make professional wargaming skills more accessible – not only at Georgetown but across the DC Metro area. GUWS provides a forum for trying unfamiliar games, meaning Cameron benefitted from learning new concepts and approaches to wargames design. The Society is also characterised by lively debate accompanying play, as opponents and allies discuss design philosophy and the political topics modelled on the board. Regrettably, this time Cameron was not able to return to KU with the laurels of victory – thankfully this did not spoil an enriching day.
Cameron Hunter, Postdoctoral Researcher on the RITUAL DETERRENCE Project, was recently inducted into a Washington-based group of nuclear experts. With the goal of ensuring knowledge of nuclear weapons issues does not disappear, the Center For Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has run the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) since 2003. PONI’s Mid-Career Cadre brings together nuclear specialists from technical, policy and military backgrounds that have at least 7 years of experience in the field. As part of the Cadre’s activities, Cameron will be involved in discussions throughout the nuclear communities of the US and its allies.