Noon-1:30 p.m., John Caves and Seth Carus, National Defense University, "The Future of WMD in 2030." National Defense University, Lincoln Hall, Room 1119, 300 Fifth Ave., SW, Fort McNair, Washington. Off the record. RSVP to Nima Gerami by email.
2:30-4:00 p.m., Steve Gilman, Robert Howarth and Stanley Dienst, Physicians for Social Responsibility, "We Are All on the Front Line." University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC.
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 Brian McKeon to be Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Frank Rose to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance and Adam Scheinman to be Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation (possible).
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise submits its final report to Congress (Public Law 112-239, Sec. 3166) (possible).
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.
6:00-7:00 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.
Resumption of the P5+1 and Iran nuclear negotiations (estimate). Vienna.
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).
President Obama attends a NATO summit. Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.
Federal agencies submit their initial budgets to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2016 (estimate). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 2.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, "Action Academy," Berlin. Open to participants age 18-30 from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. Apply by July 20 online.
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.