International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
6:30-7:30 p.m., Tom Plant, Royal United Services Institute; Andrea Berger, Monterey Institute; Giulia Zino, Control Risks, "Nuclear North Korea," Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Control Risks, Cottons Lane, London SE1 2QG, United Kingdom, RSVP online.
Noon, "Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation: Hindering the Spread of a New Class of Weapons." RAND Corporation, 1200 Hayes Street, Arlington, VA. RSVP by Sept. 15 to Laura Poole by email.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Mark Fitzpatrick, Institute for International and Security Studies. "North Korea and the Nuclear Future." George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government 3351 Fairfax Drive Hazel Hall 120 Arlington, VA. RSVP online.
Yom Kippur begins at sunset. Through Oct. 12.
Federal budget year begins.
25th anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the START I treaty on a 93-6 vote. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Pavel Podvig, Frank von Hippel, and Alexander Glaser, "Report Launch: HEU use as fuel in Russia," Fissile Material Working Group (FMWG) and International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 1225, Washington, D.C. 20005. RSVP to Erin Connolly by email.
Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues (CSIS PONI) Fall Conference, Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, LA. Register online by September 11.
7:00 p.m., Geoff Wilson, Ploughshares Fund, "The Danger of 'Usable' Nuclear Weapons." Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Annual Dinner.
U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, and mayoral elections in New York City and many cities.
Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).
President Trump attends an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting. Da Nang, Vietnam (tentative).
75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. University of Chicago.
30th anniversary of the signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Washington. The treaty eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges, defined as between 300 and 3,400 miles.