Nuclear Calendar 131007
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Oct. 5-12 Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, annual "Keep Space for Peace Week."
Oct. 7 5:00 p.m., Amy Smithson, Monterey Institute, "Chemical Weapons in Syria: The Bumpy Road to Elimination." Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Andromeda Tower, Floor 13, Donau-City-Strasse 6, Vienna. RSVP online.
Oct. 7 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., U.N. General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) begins. Through Nov. 6. United Nations. Webcast on the U.N. website.
Oct. 7 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's signing of the articles of ratification of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing.
Week of Oct. 7 House and Senate continued floor action on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Week of Oct. 7 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with European leaders on Iranâs nuclear program.
Oct. 8 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., U.N. Office of Disarmament Affairs and Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, "Developing a Comprehensive Security Culture: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats and Responses." At the Hungary Mission, Bankgasse 4-6; Vienna. RSVP by Oct. 3 online.
Oct. 8 10:00 a.m., Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, vote on the nomination of Beth Robinson to be Undersecretary of Energy, and other nominations. 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Oct. 8 Noon, Benjamin Friedman and Christopher Preble, Cato Institute, " Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy." Sponsored by the Cato Institute. B-338 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. RSVP by noon, Oct. 7 online, by email or at (202) 789-5229.
Oct. 8-11 Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meets. The Hague, Netherlands. The Syrian chemical weapons program is on the agenda.
Oct. 10 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT, Joel Rubin, Ploughshares Fund, "The Prospects for a Diplomatic Resolution of Iranâs Nuclear Program." Webcast on the Ploughshares FundFacebook page.
Oct. 10 2:00-4:00 p.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on "Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs: Military, Technical and Political Requirements for the B-61 Life Extension Program and Future Stockpile Strategy," with Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs; Gen. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Donald Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration; and Jerry McDowell, Sandia National Labs. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Oct. 10 6:00-8:00 p.m., Keith Payne, National Institute for Public Policy, " Minimum Nuclear Deterrence." Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University. At the Marriott Residence Inn, 550 Army-Navy Dr., Arlington, VA. Register online.
Oct. 10 6:30-8:30 p.m., Susan Koch, National Defense University, and Michael Moody, Congressional Research Service, " The International Challenge: Getting Chemical Weapons Out ofSyria." Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. At the MAA Carriage House, First Floor, 1781 Church St., NW, Washington. Register online.
Oct. 10 50th anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing, entering into force.
Oct. 11 11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
Oct. 11 1:15-4:30 p.m., Ho Youg Ahn, South Korean ambassador; David Helvey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia; Joseph DeTrani, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, "The Korean Peninsula Issues and U.S. National Security." Sponsored by the ICAS Liberty Foundation. Georgetown University, Mortara Center Conference Room, 3600 N St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 12-21 House and Senate Columbus Day recess. (Senate recess ends Oct. 20.) Tentative. These recesses may be cancelled.
Oct. 14 10:00 a.m., Global Article Nine Conference, screening of Hibakusha, Our Life to Live. Osaka Central Municipal Gymnasium, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.
Oct. 14 Columbus Day (federal holiday).
Oct. 15 Noon, Benjamin Friedman, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, Temple University, " The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy." Cato Institute, Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP by noon, Oct. 14 online, by email or at (202) 789-5229. Webcast on the Cato Institute website.
Oct. 15-16 Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif continue talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the foreign ministers of China, France, Germany, Russia and United Kingdom on Iran's nuclear program. Geneva.
Oct. 16 Noon-1:00 p.m., Ken Pollack, Brookings Institution, book discussion of Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb and American Strategy. Middle East Institute, 1761 N St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 16 Noon-1:30 p.m., Douglas Feith, Center for National Security Strategies; John Harvey, former Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs; Robert Joseph, National Institute for Public Policy; Adm. Richard Miles (retired), Chairman, Strategic Advisory Group for the U.S. Strategic Command; and Keith Payne, National Institute for Public, " Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence." Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St., NW, Sixth Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 16 New Jersey special Senate election to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Oct. 17 9:00 a.m., James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, " Miscalculated Ambiguity? Assessing the Strategic Implications of Conventional Prompt Global Strike." George Washington University, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Oct. 17 7:00 p.m., Ward Wilson, book discussion of Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons. Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Sponsored by Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 St., Salt Lake City.
Oct. 18 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs; Lt. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Assistant Air Force Chief of Staff for Deterrence and Nuclear Integration; and Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Director, Navy's Strategic Systems Program, " 2013 Air Force-Navy Cooperative Strategic Deterrence Meeting." Sponsored by Sagamore Institute. WestGate Academy, 13598 E WestGate Dr., Odon, IN. RSVP online.
Oct. 18-19 International Peace Bureau, " Nuclear Exits: Countries Foregoing the Nuclear Option." Paasitorni Congress Centre, Helsinki. RSVP by email.
Oct. 19 Special primary election for the Louisiana 5th Congressional District to replace former Rep. Rodney Alexander. If necessary, there will be a run-off election on Nov. 16.
Oct. 20 2:00 p.m., Pax Christi Vlaanderen and Coordination Nationale dâAction pour la Paix et la DÃ©mocratie, "Time to Go: Nuclear Weapons Out of Belgium." Jubilee Park, Brussels.
Oct. 21-22 Finland, Russia, United Kingdom and United States meet to discuss organizing a conference on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. Glion, Switzerland.
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