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April 15, 2008 Back to regular view

April 7-25 UN Disarmament Commission annual meeting. United Nations, New York
April 13-16 Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, DC Days. Washington
Week of April 14 House Appropriations Committee, markup of the war supplemental appropriations bill (possible)
April 15 8:00-9:00 a.m., Maj. Gen. Roger Burg, 20th Air Force, "Minuteman Role in Deterrence." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
April 15 10:00 a.m., Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, hearing on "Nuclear Terrorism: Confronting the Challenges of the Day After," with Ashton Carter, Harvard University; Cham Dallas, University of Georgia; Roger Molander, RAND Corporation; and John Gibb, New York State Emergency Management Office. 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website and on CapitolHearings.org.
April 15 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Abhishek Singhvi, Congress Party of India, "Deciphering the U.S.-India Relations Beyond the Nuclear Deal." Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Washington. At the Bank of America Building, Penthouse, 730 15th St., N.W., Washington. RSVP online.
April 15 2:00-3:30 p.m., Abhishek Singhvi, Congress Party of India, "Perspectives on the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Deal." Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington. RSVP online. Webcast on the Heritage website.
April 15 President reports to Congress on the implementation of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) (Treaty Document 107-8, Sec. 2(2)).
April 16 2:00 p.m., Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, hearing on National Nuclear Security Administration and the national nuclear weapons laboratories, with Thomas D'Agostino, National Nuclear Security Administration; George Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Mike Anastasio, Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Tom Hunter, Sandia National Laboratory. 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on CapitolHearings.org.
April 16 8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT, Democratic presidential debate. Philadelphia. Broadcast on ABC.
April 16 Officials from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and United States discuss offering an incentives package to Iran over its nuclear program. Shanghai, China
April 17 1:00 p.m., House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, hearing on "Between Feckless and Reckless: U.S. Policy Options to Prevent a Nuclear Iran," Jeffrey Feltman, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Daniel Glaser, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
April 17 1:15 p.m., Frank von Hippel, Princeton University, "A Fissile Material (Cut-Off) Treaty and Its Verification: A Progress Report from the International Panel on Fissile Materials." sponsored by the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security. At the United Nations, Conference Room 2, New York. RSVP by email.
April 17 2:00 p.m., House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on National Missile Defense, with John Young, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Charles McQueary, Defense Department's Operational Test and Evaluation; Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, Missile Defense Agency; and Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
April 17 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets with President Bush. Washington. Iran's nuclear program is on the agenda.
April 18 12:15-1:45 p.m., Keir Lieber, University of Notre Dame, and Daryl Press, Dartmouth College, "How Many Nukes Does it Take? Deterrence Theory and Chinese-U.S. Nuclear Relations." New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
April 18-19 South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak meets with President Bush. Camp David, MD
April 19 Passover begins at sundown.
April 21-22 Green Cross International, "Russian Nuclear National Dialogue on Nuclear Energy, Society, and Security." St. Petersburg, Russia
April 22 Pennsylvania presidential primary
April 22 Special election to replace former Rep. and now Sen. Roger Wicker (MS-1)
April 23 8:00-9:00 a.m., Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council "Iranian Nuclear Perspectives." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
April 23 3:00-5:00 p.m., Robert Einhorn, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Devin Hagerty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Peter Lavoy, National Intelligence Officer for South Asia; and Naeem Salik, SAIS, "South Asia's Nuclear Tests, Ten Years Later: So What?" Wilson Center, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Sixth Floor Auditorium, Washington. Webcast on the Wilson Center website.
April 24 8:00-9:00 a.m., Tom McInerney, Fox News, "Iran Nukes: U.S. Policy Options." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
April 24 3:30-5:00 p.m., Charles Thorpe, University of California, San Diego, "Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect." Stanford University, Hills Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Second Floor, Stanford, CA
April 25 Missile Defense Agency conducts a ground-based missile defense test, FTG-4 (tentative). Kodiak Launch Complex, AK and Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
April 26-July 17 Peace Walk, "Towards a Nuclear Free Future." London to Geneva
Week of April 28 Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, markup of its portion of the defense authorization bill, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department (closed)
Week of April 28 Senate Armed Services Committee, markup of the defense authorization bill, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department (closed)
April 28-May 9 PrepCom for the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2010. Geneva. Events are posted on the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's website.
April 30 Revised due date for comments on the Energy Department's proposed Complex Transformation by email to ComplexTransformation@nnsa.doe.gov or by mail.
April or May Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on the nomination of Joseph Benkert to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs (possible)
April or May Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of William Burns to be Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (possible)
April or May Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vote on the nomination of Mark Kimmitt to be an Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (possible)
April or May Secretaries of Defense and Energy release a public version of a white paper on the administration's nuclear weapons policy, entitled "National Security and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century." (A classified version of the report has already been submitted to Congress).
April or May State Department's International Security Advisory Board reports on "Proliferation Implications of the Global Expansion of Civil Nuclear Power."
April or May Six-party talks continue on North Korea's nuclear program (possible). Beijing
April or May National Academy of Sciences, interim report on assessing and certifying the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile (Public Law 109-364, Sec. 3116).
May 1 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., World Court Project to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, "Good Faith, International Law, and the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: The Once and Future Contributions of the International Court of Justice," with Mohammed Bedjaoui, former president, International Court of Justice, and other speakers. Warwick Hotel, Geneva. RSVP to George Farebrother by email.
May 1 Defense Department reports to Congress on counterproliferation programs (22 U.S. Code Sec. 2751 note). (The 2007 report is posted on a Defense Department website.)
May 1 Energy Department submits to Congress a program plan for "Advanced Certification," the program created to address JASON stockpile certification concerns. (H.R. 2764, Consolidated Appropriations Act, Joint Explanatory Statement, Congressional Record, Dec. 17, 2007, p. H15930)
May 2 8:00-9:00 a.m., John Rood, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, "North Korean and Iranian Nuclear Prospects." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May 3 Special elections to replace former Rep. and now Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA-1) and former Rep. Richard Baker (LA-6)
May 3 Guam Democratic presidential caucus
May 3 25th anniversary of the U.S. Catholic bishops' pastoral letter on nuclear weapons
May 4-6 Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, "Global Article 9 Conference." Tokyo
Week of May 5 House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, markup of it portion of the defense authorization bill, H.R. 5658, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department
May 5-9 International Atomic Energy Agency program and budget committee meeting. Vienna, Austria. The proposed Indian-IAEA nuclear safeguards agreement may be on the agenda.
May 6 Indiana and North Carolina presidential primaries
May 9 8:00-9:00 a.m., Frank Miller, The Cohen Group, "Is Nuclear Deterrence Relevant in the 21st Century?" Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May 10 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Project for Nuclear Awareness, "Thinking Outside the Bomb--Action on Nuclear Weapons, Environment, and Health," with Bob Edgar, Common Cause; Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund; Craig Eisendrath, Project for Nuclear Awareness; Jonathan Granoff, Global Security Institute; and other speakers. Sheraton University City, 36th and Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia. Register online, by email, or at (215) 546-3030.
May 10 6:00-8:30 p.m., Project for Nuclear Awareness, dinner with keynote speaker Jonathan Schell, author of The Fate of the Earth and the just-published The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, and performance of "The Tipping Point" by Jodi Netzer. Sheraton University City, 36th and Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia. Register online, by email, or at (215) 546-3030.
May 11 10th anniversary of the Indian nuclear test at Pokhran, India ("Pokhran II")
Week of May 12 House Armed Services Committee, markup of the defense authorization bill, H.R. 5658, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department
Week of May 12 or 19 Senate floor action on the defense authorization bill, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department
May 12-June 27 Conference on Disarmament second session of 2008. Geneva
May 13 8:00-9:00 a.m., Thomas D'Agostino, National Nuclear Security Administration, "Nuclear Stockpile Stewardship Directions." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May 13 6:45 to 8 p.m., K.A. Namkung, senior adviser to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, "Future of the Six Party Talks: A Report from Pyongyang and Beijing." SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Rome Auditorium, Washington. RSVP to Nicole Baillis by email or at (202) 663-5830.
May 13 West Virginia Democratic presidential primary
May 14 Noon-1:30 p.m., Center for International Security and Cooperation, Chaim Braun, Stanford University, "Can States Proliferate from Civilian Nuclear Power Cycles?" Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA
May 15 8:00-9:00 a.m., Rep. Trent Franks (AZ), "U.S. House Outlook on Missile Defense." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May 19-21 Nuclear Suppliers Group consultative meeting. Berlin. Exemptions for India's nuclear program may be on the agenda.
Week of May 19 House of Representatives floor action on the defense authorization bill, H.R. 5658, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department
May 20 12:15-1:45 p.m., Janne Nolan, University of Pittsburgh, "Posturing about the Future of Nuclear Weapons: Predictions for the 2009 Nuclear Posture Review." New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
May 20 Kentucky and Oregon presidential primaries
May 21 8:00-9:00 a.m., Charles Curtis, Nuclear Threat Initiative, "The Right Way to Stop Nuclear Terrorism." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May 21 Noon-1:30 p.m., Dean Wilkening, Stanford University, "The Strategic Impact of Ballistic Missile Defense in Northeast Asia.." Stanford University, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford CA
May 22-23 Nuclear Suppliers Group plenary meeting (tentative). Berlin. Exemptions for India's nuclear program may be on the agenda.
May 23-June 2 House and Senate Memorial Day recess. (Senate recess is May 24-June 1.)
May 24 Secretaries of the Air Force and Navy complete an emergency inventory of U.S. nuclear weapons and related materials, and Adm. Kirkland Donald completes an investigation on the delivery to Taiwan of four fuses used in nuclear warheads.
May 26 Memorial Day (holiday)
May 27 Energy Department submits plans to Congress on strengthening and expanding the International Radiological Threat Reduction program and the Materials Protection, Control, and Accounting program. (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 3127 and Sec. 3128).
May 28 8:00-9:00 a.m., Maj. Gen. Tom Deppe, Air Force Space Command, "USAF Strategic and Space Issues." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
May House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, markup of the energy and water appropriations bill, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department (estimate).
Late May Government Accountability Office reports on the Energy Department's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.
May or June President Bush submits a U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement to Congress for approval (possible).
June 1 Puerto Rico Democratic presidential primary
June 2-6 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria. The proposed IAEA-Indian nuclear safeguards agreement may be on the agenda.
June 3 Montana Democratic and South Dakota presidential primaries
June 11 8:00-9:00 a.m., Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL), "U.S. Senate Outlook on Nuclear Issues." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 12 8:00-9:00 a.m., Gen. Kevin Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, "Missile Defense Perspectives." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 13 8:00-9:00 a.m., Uzi Rubin, formerly with the Israeli Defense Ministry, "Iranian Ballistic Missile Threats." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 17-18 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "Fuel Cycle Information Exchange 2008." 11555 Rockville Pike, Auditorium, Rockville, MD
June 20 8:00-9:00 a.m., Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, Missile Defense Agency, "Congressional Issues Facing MDA for FY 2009." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 23 President submits classified and unclassified reports to Congress, "Comprehensive Nuclear Threat Reduction and Security Plan," a plan to ensure that nuclear weapons and weapons-usable material around the world are secure by 2012. (Public Law 110-161, Sec. 699M)
June 24 8:00-9:00 a.m., Robert Soofer and Richard Fieldhouse, Senate Armed Services Committee, "Senate Perspectives on Missile Defense." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 25 8:00-9:00 a.m., John Foster, former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory director, "U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure: Plans and Policies." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 26 Energy Department submits to Congress a progress report for "Advanced Certification," the program created to address JASON stockpile certification concerns. (H.R. 2764, Consolidated Appropriations Act, Joint Explanatory Statement, Congressional Record, Dec. 17, 2007, p. H15929)
June 27 8:00-9:00 a.m., former Gen. Larry Welch, "ICBM Contributions to Nuclear Deterrence." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
June 28-July 7 House and Senate Independence Day recess. (Senate recess is through July 6.)
June 30 Peace and Security Initiative community-wide meeting. At the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington
June Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, markup of the energy and water appropriations bill, which includes the nuclear weapons programs of the Energy Department (estimate)
June Energy Department submits an application for the Yucca Mountain, NV nuclear waste repository to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (possible).
July 1 40th anniversary of the signing of the by the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and United States of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
July 4 Independence Day (holiday)
July 7-9 G8 summit. Toyako, Japan
July 9 8:00-9:00 a.m., Jackie Davis, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, "Iran, Middle East, and Russian Perspectives." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 10 8:00-9:00 a.m., Paula DeSutter, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, "Verification, Noncompliance, and the Challenge of Response." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 10-13 Green Party national convention. Chicago
July 15 8:00-9:00 a.m., Brian Green, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy, "OSD Strategic Perspectives." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 16 8:00-9:00 a.m., Rear Adm. Stephen Johnson, Navy Strategic Systems Programs, "The Trident and Contribution to Deterrence." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 16 Anniversary of "Trinity," the first nuclear test. Alamogordo, NM
July 17 8:00-9:00 a.m., Robert Bell, SAIC-Europe, "Missile Defense in Europe: The Russian Dimension." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 18 8:00-9:00 a.m., Barry Blechman, Stimson Center, "Seeking the High Road on Nuclear Strategy." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 18-21 Peace Action national congress and lobby day. Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington (July 18-20) and Capitol Hill (July 21)
July 22 8:00-9:00 a.m., Gen. Kevin Chilton, U.S. Strategic Command, "Nuclear Deterrence, Arms Control, and Defense Policy." Sponsored by the National Defense University Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., S.E., Washington. RSVP to Elma Rhue by email or at (202) 685-3582.
July 28 National Nuclear Security Administration reports to Congress on using existing pits for the Reliable Replacement Warhead program. (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 3121)
July 28-Sept. 12 Conference on Disarmament third session of 2008. Geneva
Summer Russia closes two plutonium production reactors at Seversk (tentative).
Aug. 2- Sept. 7 House of Representatives August recess
Aug. 4-6 UN Conference on Disarmament Issues. Location TBA, Japan
Aug. 6 Anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing
Aug. 9 Anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing
Aug. 9-Sept. 7 Senate August recess
Aug. 25-28 Democratic national convention. Denver
Sept. 1 President submits reports to Congress on the security of nuclear weapons and related equipment and formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material outside the U.S. (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 3134)
Sept. 1 Labor Day (holiday)
Sept. 1-4 Republican national convention. St. Paul, MN
Sept. 11 Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Sept. 22 President Bush addresses the UN General Assembly (estimate). New York. Webcast on the United Nations website, and probably broadcast on CNN.
Sept. 22-26 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria
Sept. 26 Congress adjourns (tentative)
Sept. 26 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, presidential debate. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (Domestic policy focus)
Sept. 29 Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.
Sept. 29-Oct. 3 International Atomic Energy Agency annual general conference. Vienna, Austria
Sept. National Academy of Sciences, final report on assessing and certifying the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile (Public Law 109-364, Sec. 3116)
Oct. 1 Federal budget year begins.
Oct. 2 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, vice presidential debate. Washington University, St. Louis
Oct. 6 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria
Oct. 6-Nov. 4 UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) meets. United Nations, New York
Oct. 7 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, presidential debate. Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Town meeting format that will include any issue.)
Oct. 8 Yom Kippur begins at sundown.
Oct. 10 Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway
Oct. 13 Columbus Day (federal holiday)
Oct. 13-Nov. 13. Metropolitan Opera, Doctor Atomic, an opera by John Adams and Peter Sellars. 150 W. 65th St., New York
Oct. 15 9:00-10:30 p.m. EDT, presidential debate. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (Foreign policy focus)
Oct. 22 Iran begins test operations at the Bushehr nuclear power plant (tentative).
Oct. 24 United Nations Day
Fall National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences issue a report on the Internationalization of the Civilian Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
Nov. 4 Election Day
Nov. 4-6 Pacific Northwest Center for Global Security and Arab Institute for Security Studies, "Confronting Biological Threats: Biosecurity, Biological Weapons Nonproliferation, and Regional Cooperative Mechanisms." Amman, Jordan. For information, contact the Arab Institute for Security Studies by email.
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (federal holiday)
Nov. 11-16 Friends Committee on National Legislation annual meeting. Georgetown University Conference Hotel, Washington
Nov. 19-20 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation foreign ministers meeting. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to attend. Lima, Peru
Nov. 20 25th anniversary of the ABC television movie The Day After, which portrayed a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Nov. 22 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. President Bush is expected to attend. Lima, Peru
Nov. 27 Thanksgiving (holiday)
Nov. 27-28 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria
Mid-Nov. Energy Department issues the final SPEIS (Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement) for "Complex Transformation," the proposed plan to modernize the nuclear weapons complex (estimate). (The Energy Department states that the final SPEIS will be completed in Aug., but that is unlikely.)
Dec. 1 Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States reports to Congress (Public Law l110-181, Sec. 1062).
Dec. 1-5 Biological Weapons Convention annual meeting. Geneva
Dec. 5 U.S. and Russian due date on the decision to extend the START I nuclear arms reduction treaty. (The treaty expires Dec. 5, 2009.)
Dec. 21 Hanukkah begins at sundown.
Dec. 25 Christmas (holiday)
Mid-Dec. Energy Department issues a record of decision on the SPEIS (Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement) for "Complex Transformation," the proposed plan to modernize the nuclear weapons complex (estimate). (The Energy Department states that the record of decision will be completed in Sept., but that is unlikely.)
Dec. International Atomic Energy Agency, International Conference on Nuclear Security: Global Directions for the Future. Vienna, Austria
2009
Jan. 1 New Year's Day (holiday)
Jan. 5 or 6 Congress convenes (estimate).
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (federal holiday)
Jan. 20 Inauguration Day (federal holiday in Washington)
Feb. 2 President submits the federal budget to Congress.
Feb. 16 President's Day (federal holiday)
March 2-6 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria
March 13-16 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA (March 13-15) and Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St., N.E., Washington (March 16)
March 20 Sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. (Air strikes began on March 19.)
April 5-7 Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference. Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington
April 8 Passover begins at sundown
April 10 Good Friday
April 12 Easter
Spring National Museum of Nuclear Science and History opens. Albuquerque, NM
May 4-5 PrepCom for the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2010. United Nations, New York
Dec. 5 START I nuclear arms reduction treaty expires.
2010
Feb. 1 President submits the federal budget to Congress.
Feb. 1 Defense Department submits the Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress (10 U.S. Code Sec. 118)
Feb. 1 Defense Department, in consultation with the Energy and State Departments, submits a U.S. nuclear posture review to Congress. (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 1070)
April 26-May 21 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. United Nations, New York

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