3:30 p.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on " Plutonium Disposition and the MOX Project", with Frank Klotz, National Nuclear Security Agency; John MacWilliams, Energy Department; and Thom Mason, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 2118 Rayburn House Building.
4:30- 5:45 p.m., Adm. William Gortney, Commander, U.S. Northern Command, "Protecting the Homeland." Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor (West Tower), Washington. RSVP online.
House of Representatives Republican Conference elects its nominee to replace House Speaker John Boehner.
10:15 a.m., Fan Jishe, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Li Bin, Carnegie Endowment; and Pan Zhenqiang, Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), "Chinese Nuclear Thinking." University of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.
~10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Brussels time (4:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT), Defense Secretary Ashton Carter attends a NATO defense ministers meeting. Brussels. Eastern European reinforcements and policy toward Russia are on the agenda. A final news conference is at ~12:30 p.m. EDT, webcast on the NATO Channel.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Oak Ridge protesters, Cree First Nation and six individuals are honored for their work in the anti-nuclear movement, "Nuclear-Free Future Awards." Sponsored by Beyond Nuclear, Green Cross International and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington. B-338 Rayburn House Office Building.
Republican presidential debate. University of Colorado in Boulder. Broadcast on CNBC. Debate will focus on economic issues.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Laura Holgate to be the Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
General Assembly's First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) votes on resolutions. (Nov. 9 session only if necessary.) United Nations. Webcast on the U.N. website.
U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi, and mayoral elections in many cities.
House of Representatives Veterans Day recess.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
1:00-4:00 p.m., George Shultz, former Secretary of State, and Sidney Drell, Stanford University, "Dwight D. Eisenhower Award Special Session Panel." Part of the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting. Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington. Register online.
Yukiya Amano, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, submits an assessment to the Board of Governors on outstanding issues regarding military aspects of Iran’s nuclear program. Vienna.
Republican presidential debate. City TBA, NV. Broadcast on CNN.
House and Senate adjournment (tentative).
Democratic presidential debate. Manchester, NH. Broadcast on ABC News.
Dec. 19-Jan. 4
House and Senate Christmas-New Year's recess
Fifth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.