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Deterrence Week

University of Tennessee UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE


The University of Tennessee’s Institute for Nuclear Security and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), through the Academic Alliance, have partnered to offer a series of events comprising Virtual Deterrence Week. Two virtual panel sessions and a hybrid table top exercise will be hosted the week of October 5th. Additional information regarding each event and registration instructions are located below.

USSTRATCOM Academic Alliance Website

USSTRATCOM-UT Virtual Deterrence Week Poster – UPDATED

ANNOUNCEMENT: The table top exercise planned for October 8th is rescheduled for November 5th. Please check back here for updated information.

National Security Professional Panel

October 5th, 2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST
Learn about the many paths to supporting your country through a career in national security.

Link to join Zoom session:

Questions may be sent to using the email header National Security Professional Question.

Nuclear Security Enterprise Roundtable

October 6th, 2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST

Listen to experts discuss the origins of the current nuclear enterprise and learn about the challenges of 21st century deterrence.

Link to join Zoom session:

Questions may be sent to using the email header NSE Roundtable Question.

Deterrence Table Top Exercise

November 5, 2020, 10:00 AM EST to 3:00 PM EST

Table top will be rescheduled. You may still register below and we will send updated information as it becomes available.

Take part in a table top exercise facilitated by UT and USSTRATCOM involving a multidisciplinary response to a hypothetical national security scenario.

In person participation is limited to UT affiliated personnel only.

All in person participants are required to follow the following COVID protection protocols:

  • All participants must complete pre-screening at  prior to attending. 
  • All participants must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. 
  • Drinking and snacks are allowed but participants are asked to minimize anything that requires removing masks.
  • Participants are asked to remain with their teams and not to intermingle with other teams. No large groups are to congregate at this event. 
  • Participants are asked to keep to the same seat/area during the event. 

If you are not able to attend all day, we ask that you select the virtual participation option.