Noon-1:30 p.m., Dennis Ross, former special assistant to President Obama; Eric Edelman, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; Stephen Rademaker, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; and Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations, "The Elusive Final Deal with Iran: Developments and Options Going Forward ." Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, First Floor Conference Center, 1307 New York Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Senate floor votes on the nominations of Frank Rose to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance, and Adam Scheinman to be Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation (possible).
Week of July 28 or Sept.
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise submits its final report to Congress (Public Law 112-239, Sec. 3166) (possible).
10:00 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on "Iran: Status of the P-5+1," with Wendy Sherman, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, and David Cohen, Undersecretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
2:00 p.m., House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, hearing on "Protecting the Homeland from Nuclear and Radiological Threats," with Huban Gowadia, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security; and David Trimble, Government Accountability Office. 311 Cannon House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
House of Representatives and Senate summer recess. (Senate recess begins Aug. 2.)
1:00-5:00 p.m., Duyeon Kim, Carnegie Endowment, “Nuclear Security, Nonproliferation, and Extended Deterrence.” Part of International Symposium for Peace 2014: The Road to Nuclear Weapons Abolition. International Conference Center, Nagasaki, Japan.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Missile Defense Agency, public meeting on the proposed East Coast Missile Defense Site to be placed at Camp Ravenna, OH. Meeting at Ravenna High School, 6589 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, OH.
6:30 p.m., DC Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee, "Hiroshima Peace Commemoration." Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington.
8:16 a.m., anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. A national calendar of commemoration events is provided by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.
6:00-7:00 p.m., Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR) and retired Col. Ann Wright, "The Old and New Faces of Nuclear Weapons." Sponsored by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park, Portland, OR.
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Global Zero, “Bike Around the Bomb.” President’s Park, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. Register online.
11:02 a.m., anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. A national calendar of commemoration events is provided by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.
Week of Aug. 11 or 18
Resumption of the P5+1 and Iran nuclear negotiations. Vienna.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Missile Defense Agency, public meeting on the proposed East Coast Missile Defense Site to be built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, ME. Meeting at Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Gym, 43 Mendolia Road, Rangeley, ME.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Carlsbad, NM.
9:00 a.m.-noon, Missile Defense Agency, public meeting on the proposed East Coast Missile Defense Site to be built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, ME. Meeting at Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Gym, 43 Mendolia Road, Rangeley, ME.
9:00 a.m.-noon and 6:00-9:00 p.m., Missile Defense Agency, public meeting on the proposed East Coast Missile Defense Site to be built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, ME. Meeting at the University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center, 111 South St., Farmington, ME.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Missile Defense Agency, public meeting on the proposed East Coast Missile Defense Site to be built at Fort Drum, NY. Meeting at Carthage Senior High School, Cafeteria, 36500 New York 26, Carthage, NY.
Due date for Iran to provide information to the International Atomic Energy Agenda on allegations related to the initiation of high explosives, access to a centrifuge research and development center and centrifuge assembly workshops, centrifuge production workshops and storage facilities, and the conclusion of safeguards for the Arak reactor.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Center for Strategic and International Studies, "PONI 2014 Fall Conference," with 23 speakers. Sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kirtland Air Force Base, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Albuquerque, NM. Register by Aug. 8 online.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, World Congress. Astana, Kazakhstan.
Director of National Intelligence submits to Congress a biennial report on nuclear aspirations of non-state entities and nuclear weapons in countries not party to the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2371).
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, vote on the nomination of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to be Deputy Energy Secretary. 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Russian navy test launches its Bulava ballistic missile from the submarine Vladimir Monomakh. From the White Sea to targets at the Kura Test Range, Kamchatka, Russia.
Federal budget year begins.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg takes office as NATO Secretary General. Brussels.
U.N. General Assembly's First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) begins. Through Nov. 5. United Nations.
11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt receiving the "Einstein-Szilárd Letter," warning about the prospect of an atomic bomb. (Although the letter was dated Aug. 2, the letter was received by Roosevelt on Oct. 11.)
Columbus Day (federal holiday).
15th anniversary of the U.S. Senate defeat of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on a 48-51 vote.
50th anniversary of the first Chinese nuclear test. Lop Nur, China.
Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller attends the sixth P5 conference. City TBA, United Kingdom. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations (April 27-May 22) is on the agenda.