House of Representatives Martin Luther King Jr. recess.
1:15-2:45 p.m., Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister; and Anton Khlopkov, Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), "One Year of JCPOA Implementation: Achievements and Prospects for Sustainability." Sponsored by the Russian Mission to the United Nations and CENESS. United Nations, Conference Room 12. RSVP by Jan. 13 to Dmitry Konukhov by email.
First anniversary of "Implementation Day," which lifted sanctions on Iran.
9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on "Defense Budget for FY2018 and Onwards," with Dakota Wood, Heritage Foundation; Thomas Mahnken, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Lawrence Korb, Center For American Progress. 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast online.
6:00 p.m., Christopher Hill, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, "Korea, What’s Next?" Sponsored by Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. At Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. RSVP online.
House and Senate joint Republican retreat. President Trump will address the retreat. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia.
9:40 a.m., Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee vote on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be director, of the Office of Management and Budget.342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington.
Deadline for initial Letters of Inquiry to Carnegie Corporation of New York's Call for Proposals on New Technologies and Nuclear Risk.
Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo (Feb. 1, Seoul) and with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada (Feb. 3, Tokyo).
1:30-2:30 p.m., Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-1); retired Adm. Jonathan Greenert, former Chief of Naval Operations; and Riki Ellison, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, "The Navy's Contribution to Ballistic missile Defense." Sponsored by Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. Captiol Visitors Center, SVC 201-00, Washington. RSVP online.
11:00 a.m., Senate Budget Committee vote on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be director, of the Office of Management and Budget.608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast online.
Week of Feb. 6
House of Representatives floor action on a defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 (possible).
10:00 a.m., Victor Cha, Center for Strategic and International Studies, "Countering the North Korean Threat: New Steps in U.S. Policy." House Foreign Affairs Committee, 2172 Rayburn Bldg. Webcast online.
12:30-2:00 p.m., Al Mauroni, Book Launch: Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Assessing the U.S. Government’s Policy. National Defense University, Marshall Hall, 300 5th Ave. SW, Fort McNair, Washington. RSVP online.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Guy Roberts, Consensus for American Security; Olga Oliker, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Anya Loukianova Fink, RAND Corporation, "US-Russia Nuclear Policy in the Trump Era." American Security Project, Suite 710 West 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
9 p.m. EST, President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress. Washington. Broadcast on most TV networks.
3:30-5:00 p.m., Jooeun Kim, Center for International Security and Cooperation, "Alliance Credibility and Nuclear Proliferation." Center for International Security and Cooperation, Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA.
2:30 p.m., Robert Kehler, USAF (Ret.); Keith Payne, Missouri State University; and Gary Samore, Harvard Kennedy School, Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on "Global Nuclear Weapons Environment." SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
6:00 p.m., Nick Ritchie, University of York; Cristina Varriale, Royal United Services Institute; and William Walker, University of St Andrews, "New Initiatives in Nuclear Disarmament – A Way Forward?. Royal United Services Institute. Surgeons' Hall, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW.
3:00 p.m., Rep. Hank Johnson (4-GA) "Everything You Treasure - For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons." Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226, Washington. RSVP to Danny Hall.
4:30-7:30 p.m., memorial to celebrate the life of David Culp at Mott House (122 Maryland Ave, NE) on Wednesday, April 5. We’ll hold a Quaker Memorial Meeting for worship at 4:30 (all our welcome) followed by a reception at 6:00. David’s brother, sister and sister in Law will fly into town for this gathering. RSVP online.
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, "Nuclear Weapon Risks Symposium." Room XVI, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva. Launch of the report "Understanding Nuclear Weapon Risks."
12:15-1:45 p.m., Bob Kehler, former commander of the United States Strategic Command, "Nuclear Modernization." Harvard University, Belfer Center, Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324, Cambridge, MA.
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., "Toward a Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy" Soka Gakkai International-USA. United States Capitol Visitor Center - Congressional Meeting Room South (CVC-217). Contact Danny Hall for more information.
6:00-8:00 p.m., Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Daniel Morgan Academy; and Joel Wit, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, "Nuclear North Korea: How to Respond?" World Affairs Council, at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington.
"Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Two and a Half Minutes to Midnight in the Age of Trump." MIT full day conference with 17 speakers including Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and former Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz. 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.
7:00-9:00 p.m., Cee Cee Anderson, Georgia Women's Action for New Directions; Reverend Lenox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus, "Ending the Age of Oppression and Abuse of Power." Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW, Washington. RSVP to Kevin Kamps.
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