Nuclear Calendar (October – November, 2012)

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation

 

Oct. 6-13 Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Keep Space for Peace Week.
Oct. 8-Nov. 6 U.N. General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) meets. United Nations.
Oct. 12-14 Global Zero, Student Institute, at Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Apply by Sept. 24 by email.
Oct. 12-Feb. 4 National Archives, “To the Brink–JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth Sts., NW, Washington.
Oct. 13 10:15 a.m., Rosalie Riegle, Saginaw Valley State University, “Zodiac Rafts and White Trains: The Ground Zero Campaign Against the Trident Nuclear Submarine, 1977-1988.” Part of the Oral History Association National Conference. At Cleveland Marriott at Key Center, Salon C, 127 Public Square, Cleveland. Register online.
Oct. 14-17 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns meets with officials in Japan (Tokyo, Oct. 14-15), South Korea (Seoul, Oct. 16) and China (Beijing, Oct. 17). North Korea’s nuclear program is on the agenda.
Oct. 14-28 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Oct. 15 Noon-1:30 p.m., Siegfried Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, “Dealing with Kazakhstan’s Soviet Nuclear Legacy,” Stanford University, Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor, 616 Serra St., Palo Alto, CA.
Oct. 15 12:45-2:45 p.m., Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, “Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East.” Church Center for the UN, 10th Floor, 777 First Ave, New York. RSVP by email.
Oct. 15 1:00-2:30 p.m., Jane Harman, Wilson Center; Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Foundation; Graham Allison, Harvard University; and Timothy Naftali, New America Foundation, “Is the World More Dangerous 50 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis?” Wilson Center, Sixth Floor Conference Room, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast on the Wilson Center website..
Oct. 15 1:15-2:45 p.m., Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists; Lt. Gen. V.R. Raghavan (retired), Center for Security Analysis; Sameh Aboul-Enein, Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister for Disarmament Affairs; and Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association, “50 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis,” sponsored by the Arms Control Association. United Nations, Conference Room 1. RSVP online.
Oct. 15 4:00-5:30 p.m.,Murad Askarov, Uzbek Ambassador to the United Nations, “Uzbekistan’s Perspective and Initiative to Create a CANWFZ.” McCone Boardroom, 499 Pierce St., Monterey, CA. RSVP by email.
Oct. 15 5:00-6:00 p.m., Vali Nasr, SAIS, “A Discussion With Dean Nasr: Iran’s Nuclear Program and the Red Lines.” SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP by email.
Oct. 16 7:00-9:30 p.m., Vandenberg Witness, “Putting Nuclear Weapons on Trial: An Evening with the Vandenberg 15 Defendants.” Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Ananpamu St., Santa Barbara, CA.
Oct. 16 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, second presidential debate. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. The debate will focus on domestic and foreign policy issues. Broadcast on most TV networks.
Oct. 16-18 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, “Online Conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.” Vienna. RSVP online.
Oct. 17 Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, meets with nuclear negotiators from Japan and South Korea to discuss stalked talks on North Korea’s nuclear program. Tokyo.
Oct. 17 8:30 a.m., Vandenberg 15 Defendants appear in federal court, 1415 State St, Santa Barbara, CA.
Oct. 17 Noon-1:00 p.m., David Patrikarakos, journalist, and Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester, “Iran’s Nuclear Programme: A Surge into Modernity.” Arundel House, Fifth Floor Conference Room, 13-15 Arundel St., Temple Place, London. RSVP by email.
Oct. 17 3:30-5:00 p.m., Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archive, and Philip Brenner, American University, book discussion of The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November. Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Regan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast on the Wilson Center website.
Oct. 18 8:30 a.m., Charles Ferguson, Federation of American Scientists, and Martin Hellman, Stanford University, “50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Future Nuclear Security Nuclear Security Challenges.” Sponsored by Federation of American Scientists. 369 Rayburn House Office Building. RSVP by Oct. 16 by email or at (202) 454-4694.
Oct. 18 Noon, Christopher Preble and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, “The Real Effects of Sequestration.” Sponsored by the Cato Institute. 2203 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 18 1:00-2:30 p.m., Lt. Gen. V.R. Raghavan (retired), Center for Security Analysis, “Reducing Nuclear Dangers in South Asia.” American Association for the Advancement of Science, 12th Floor Board Room, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP by email.
Oct. 18 6:00-8:00 p.m., Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution, “Foreign Policy and National Security Policy Strategies of the Presidential Candidates.” Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University. At Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City, 550 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA. RSVP online.
Oct. 18-19 Project on Nuclear Issues, “2012 PONI Fall Conference.” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St., NW, Washington. RSVP by Oct. 5 online.
Oct. 19 10:00-11:30 a.m., Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution; Steven Pifer, Arms Control Initiative; and Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution, “Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms.” Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 19 12:15-1:30 p.m., Ebrahim Mohseni, University of Tehran, “Iranian Public Opinion on Nuclear Issues.” University of Maryland. Room 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.
Oct. 19-21 Global Zero, Student Institute, at Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA. Apply by Oct. 1 by email.
Oct. 21 5:30 p.m., Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, “Standing Together for Our Common Future: Honoring Sen. Tony De Brum, Marshall Islands.” La Pacifica Ballroom and Terrace, Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, 1260 Channell Dr., Santa Barbara, CA. Buy tickets online.
Oct. 21-Nov. 11 United States and Israel hold a joint missile defense exercise, “Austere Challenge 12.” Israel and Germany.
Oct. 22 4:00-5:30 p.m., David Holloway, Stanford University; Scott Sagan, Stanford University; and Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution, “Thirteen Days–and Fifty Years Later: What Have We Learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis?” Stanford University, Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge, Palo Alto, CA. Webcast online.
Oct. 22 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, third (and last) presidential debate. Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL. The debate will focus on foreign policy issues. Broadcast on most TV networks.
Oct. 22-23 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization chooses a new director from five candidates. Vienna.
Oct. 23-24 G8 Global Partnership Working Group meeting. Livermore, CA.
Oct. 24 3:30-5:00 p.m., Robert Norris, Federation of American Scientists, and David Rosenberg, Institute for Defense Analysis, “Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear Order of Battle,” Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 24 6:00 p.m., Graham Allison, Harvard University, “50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” George Washington University, Seventh Floor, City View Room, 1957 E St., NW, Suite 401, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 24 United Nations Day.
Oct. 25 Noon-1:00 p.m., Craig Piercy, American Nuclear Society, and Dan Lipman, Nuclear Energy Institute, “US Nuclear Exports and 123 Agreements: the Impact on Jobs and the Economy,” sponsored by Foundation for Nuclear Studies and Global America Business Institute. 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. RSVP by email or at (202) 548-0021.
Oct. 25 1:15-2:45 p.m., William Potter, Monterey Institute of International Studies; John Ennis, UNODA; Mark Bromley, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; and Terue Okada, University of Tokyo, “Effective Use of Information to Empower/Influence Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Efforts.” United Nations, North Lawn Building, Conference Room A. RSVP by email.
Oct. 26 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., George Washington University, “The Global Cuban Missile Crisis—New Evidence, 50 Years On,” with 16 speakers. George Washington University, Seventh Floor, 1957 E St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 27 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Cold War Museum, “Cold War Conversations: The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later, with seven speakers. George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., MS 2F5, Fairfax, VA. RSVP online.
Oct. 27 3:30-5:00 p.m., David Krieger, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Douglas Roche, former Chair, U.N. General Assembly’s Disarmament Committee; and Randy Rydell, U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs, “Outlawing Nuclear Weapons: Time for a New International Treaty?” Part of the International Law Weekend 2012, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62th St., Room 302, New York. Register online.
Oct. 30 6:30 p.m., Bruce Bennett, RAND, “Deterrence and North Korea.” RAND, 1776 Main St., Santa Monica, CA. RSVP online.
Oct. 30 National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.
Oct. National Nuclear Security Administration issues the final site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada National Security Site.
Nov. 1 12:15-1:30 p.m., Yun Claudia He, Tsinghua University, “Extended Deterrence in the Asia Pacific,” University of Maryland. 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.
Nov. 1 3:30-5:00 p.m., Thomas Jonter, Stockholm University, “Explaining Nuclear Forbearance: A Case Study on Sweden.” Wilson Center, Reagan Building, Fourth Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Nov. 1 Defense Department submits to Congress a report on the military power of the North Korea (Public Law 112-81, Sec. 1236).
Nov. 1 60th anniversary of the “Ivy Mike” nuclear test, the first hydrogen bomb test. Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Nov. 1-3 Wilton Park, “The Future of Global Markets for Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Cycle Services: Connecting Supply and Non-Proliferation Objectives,” with 22 speakers. Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex. BN44 3DZ. Register by email.
Nov. 5 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Virginia Tech, “Nuclear Regimes: Future Outlook,” with 22 speakers. 900 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA. RSVP online.
Nov. 6 U.S. Election Day.
Nov. 8 3:30-5:00 p.m., Barton Bernstein, Stanford University, “The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later.” Stanford University, Reuben W. Hills Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., 2nd floor, Palo Alto, CA.
Nov. 9 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Federation of American Scientists, Symposium on Preventing Catastrophic Threats. National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th St., NW, Washington
Nov. 12 Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).
Nov. 12-14 Global Zero, Student Institute, at Chateau du Lac, Ave. du Lac, Genval, Belgium. Apply by Oct. 7 by email.
Nov. 12-23 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, “Around the Globe and Around the Clock: The Science and Technology of the CTBT.” Vienna International Centre, Vienna. Course presented in person and webcast. RSVP online.
Nov. 13 Congress returns for a lame-duck session.
Nov. 14 Time TBA, U.S. Air Force test launches a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, toward the Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, Central Pacific Ocean.
Nov. 15 3:30-5:00 p.m., Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Center for International Security and Cooperation, “How do States Pursue the Bomb? Determinants of Nuclear Acquisition Strategies.” Stanford University, Reuben W. Hills Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., 2nd floor, Palo Alto, CA.
Nov. 15-18 Friends Committee on National Legislation lobby day (Nov. 16) and annual meeting (Nov. 15-18). Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington. Register online.
Nov. 17 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and four other speakers, “Nuclear Abolition Conference,” sponsored by Student Movement for Nuclear Disarmament. Soka University of America, One University Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA. RSVP by email.
Nov. 17-26 House of Representatives Thanksgiving recess. (The Senate has not announced the dates for its Thanksgiving recess.)
Nov. 19 University of London, Conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone. University of London, Brunei Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. RSVP online.
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving (holiday).
Nov. 26 Office of Management and Budget returns amended budget requests to federal departments for fiscal year 2014, known as budget passbacks (estimate). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 4.
Nov. 26-30 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons annual meeting. The Hague, Netherlands.
Nov. 27-28 Dutch Foreign Ministry, preparatory meeting for the third Nuclear Security Summit (to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, April 2014). Istanbul.
Nov. 29 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “Doomsday Clock Symposium.” Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K St., NW, Washington. By invitation only.
Nov. 29 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria.
Nov. 30 Noon, Etel Solingen, University of California, “Sanctions and Nonproliferation,” Elliott School of International Affairs. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Nov. Senate floor action on the defense authorization bill, S. 3254, which includes the nuclear weapons and nuclear nonproliferation programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (estimate). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
Nov. or Dec. Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on the nomination of Rear Adm. James Syring to be the Missile Defense Agency director (estimate). Room TBA, Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Nov. or Dec. House of Representatives floor action on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act, H.R. 5987. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN.
Nov. or Dec. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, markup of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act. S. 3300 (estimate). 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Nov. or Dec. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Rose Gottemoeller to be Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (estimate). 419 Dickson Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Nov. or Dec. Obama administration completes the Nuclear Posture Review Implementation Study (estimate).
Nov. or Dec. President Obama submits to Congress a plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems, and nuclear weapons command and control system (Public Law 112-81, Sec. 1043) (delayed; was due Feb. 13).
Nov. or Dec. National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual nuclear stockpile stewardship and management plan (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523) and a biannual modernization and refurbishment plan for the nuclear security complex (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523a) (delayed; was due May 1).

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