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.
9:00 a.m., House Armed Services Committee, "Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities for Nuclear Forces and Atomic Energy Defense Activities," with five speakers. Rayburn House Offices Building, Room 2118.
Memorial Day (holiday).
10:00-11:30 a.m., International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), "North Korea: boom or bust?" with four speakers. IISS, 2121 K St. NW, Suite 801, Washington. Webcast online.
10:00 a.m., Council member Robert White will present the Washington, DC, City Council with a ceremonial resolution in honor of Mr. David Culp and his commitment to the District of Columbia. John A. Wilson Building, Room 500, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP to Andre Strickland.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., William J. Perry, former Defense Secretary; Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago; and 7 panelists, "Off-Ramps to War: Paths to Building Peace with North Korea." George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington. RSVP online.
9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, Hearing: "Department of Defense Budget Posture." James Mattis, Secretary of Defense; Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington.
2:00 p.m., House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, hearing: "
Department of State - Budget Hearing ." Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State. Room 2359, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington.
9:00 a.m., House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, hearing: "Department of Defense – Budget Hearing ." James Mattis, Secretary of Defense; Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Room 2359, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington.
June 15-July 7
U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations.
4:45-6:00 p.m., Book Launch, Disarming the Nuclear Argument, with author Timmon Wallis and other international speakers, Room B, United Nations Building, NY. RSVP to Tim Wallis.
Followed by a book launch party, 6:30 p.m., all are welcome (no UN pass required), The Press Box, 982 2nd Ave., NY.
5:30-8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "Debate: North Korea's Nuclear Program," with four speakers. CSIS, David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California. RSVP online.
6:00-8:00 p.m., Jeffrey Mankoff, Center for Strategic and International Studies; William Pomeranz, Wilson Center; Hannah Thoburn, Hudson Institute, "
There’s Something About Russia." World Affairs Council, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Scott Bray, U.S. Intelligence Community; James Dobbins, Former U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. "ICAS Summer Special Symposium." At the Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington. RSVP online.
2:00-3:00 p.m., Samuel Wells, Wilson Center; Michael Devine, University of Wyoming, "The Korean War Remembered." Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Museum exhibit "Turn Back the Clock is open through June 2018. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. At the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago.
President Trump attends G20 summit. Hamburg, Germany.
10:00-11:00 a.m., Wilson Center, "North Korea: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?" with four speakers. Wilson Center, teleconference only. Participants should dial in using the following numbers: Toll Free #: 800-369-1772 Conference #: 1-312-470-7065 Conference Pass code: 13304
10:30 a.m., House Appropriations, Markup of the FY 2018 energy and water appropriations bill. 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Webcast on the committee website.
3:00 p.m., House Rules, Formulation of a rule, including amendments in order for consideration, for House debate on H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Webcast on the committee website.
House of Representatives, consideration of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (estimate).
12:15-1:30 p.m., Keith Payne, National Institute for Public Policy; Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University, "A New Nuclear Review for a New Age." Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington. RSVP online.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Thomas Karako, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Andrew Philip Hunter, CSIS, "The Russia Challenge in Europe." CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
U.S. Strategic Command, Deterrence Symposium, La Vista, NE.
9:30-11:00 a.m., Dr. Patrick Cronin, Center for a New American Security; Edward Fishman, Atlantic Council; Rachel Ziemba, Emerging Markets Research, "Economic Levers of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea." Center for New American Security, 1152 15th St., NW, Suite 950, Washington. RSVP online.
12:00-1:30 p.m., Ebrahim Mohseni, University of Maryland; Nadereh Chamlou, World Bank; Paul Pillar, Georgetown University, "The Ramifications of Rouhani’s Re-election." Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. At the Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington.
July 29-Sept. 4
House summer recess (estimate).
European Union sanctions against Russia expire.
40th anniversary of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91).
8:16 a.m., 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
11:02 a.m, 72nd anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.
Aug. 8-Sept. 4
Senate summer recess (estimate).
11:30 a.m., Rep. Judy Chu, Dr. Robert Dodge, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Rev. Haruyoshi Fujimoto, Hiroshima survivor and peace activist, "Are We Facing a Nuclear Disaster," First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA.
62nd Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs, “Confronting New Nuclear Dangers,” Astana, Kazakhstan.
4:00-6:00 p.m., Robert Gallucci, Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, and Gregg Brazinsky, George Washington University, "How to Handle North Korea: A Panel Discussion," Institute for Korean Studies at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC, RSVP online.
International Day against Nuclear Tests (learn more).
International Atomic Energy Agency Low Enriched Uranium Bank Opening Ceremony, Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan
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.
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.
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Panel discussion with Harvey Rishikof, Chris Bidwell, Federation of American Scientists, and Valerie Lincy, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, "Monitoring and Verification in the Digital Age: Seven Recommendations for Improving the Process," Nuclear Verification Capabilities Independent Task Force of the Federation of American Scientists. Capitol Visitor Center-HVC 200, Washington, DC. RSVP to Pia Ulrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:00-4:00 p.m., James Collins, Carnegie Endowment; Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Atlantic Council; Daniel Russell, U.S.-Russia Business Council; Matthew Rojansky, Kennan Institute, "Briefing: Changes in the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Relationship," hosted by Congressman Andre Carson (IN-07), 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Open to all Congressional staff and interns. RSVP by email to Mica Pilz Harbin.
65th anniversary of the first British nuclear test. Montebello Islands, Western Australia.
1:15-2:45 p.m., Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association; Zia Mian, Princeton University, "The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty," CR-A, United Nations, New York, NY.
10:00-11:15 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, DC, RSVP to Erin Connolly by email.
Noon-1:00 p.m., David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security; Nile Gardiner, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom; Michael Doran, Hudson Institute, "U.S.-Iran Policy: What's Next?" Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
2:00 p.m., House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, "Hearing: Empty Threat or Serious Danger: North Korea's Risk to the Homeland," House Capitol Visitor Center Room 210, Washington, DC. Webcast available online.
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Institute for Corean American Studies (ICAS) Fall Symposium, "The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security," featuring Edwin Feulner, Markus Garlauskas, Robert Joseph, and others, Allison Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
6:00 p.m., Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Ashton Carter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Jeh Johnson, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Ernest Moniz, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Samantha Power, Harvard University, "Perspectives on National Security," Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, Cambridge, MA. Webcast available online.
1:00-2:30 p.m., Ambassador Tom Hanney, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN; Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano, Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN; Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the UN, "The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons," Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Donau-City Strasse 6, Andromeda Tower, Floor 13/1, 1220 Vienna, Austria. RSVP online.
12:15-2:00 p.m., Mark Bell, University of Minnesota, Julia Macdonald, University of Denver, "How to Think About Nuclear Crises," Room 350, 1 Brattle Square, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
3:00-4:00 p.m., Elizabeth Rosenberg, Center for a New American Security; Anthony Ruggiero, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Dr. Kim Young-Joon, Institute for National Security Strategy; Dr. Lee Hochul, Incheon National University, "The North Korean Nuclear Challenge and International Response," Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
4:00 p.m., Sir Rodric Braithwaite, UK Foreign Office (former), Armageddon and Paranoia," Royal United Institute of Service, London, UK. RSVP online.
10:00 a.m., Philip Gordon, Council on Foreign Relations; Olli Heinonen, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Mark Wallace, United Against Nuclear Iran, Hearing: The President's Iran Decision: Next Steps, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. Webcast available online.
Peace Corps Iran Association, Conference and Reunion, including panel on current state of Iranian-American relations with Ambassador John Limbert, Trita Parsi, and Barbara Slavin, Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD. Register via mail or online.
7:00 p.m., Former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry; Jeffery Lewis, Monterey Institute of International Studies; Kathleen Stephens, Former U.S. Ambassador to North Korea; Gloria Duffy, Commonwealth Club, "North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and the Threat of War," Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA. RSVP online.
10:00-11:30 a.m., Ronald Lehman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Have We Trivialized Disarmament?" Belfer Center, Room 324 Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Robert Einhorn, Brookings Institution; Dan Gallington, former Special Assistant for Policy to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; Major General William Hix, U.S. Army, "ICAS Fall Symposium," Institute for Corean American Studies (ICAS), Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
President Trump in Hawaii (tentative). Briefing at U.S. PACOM, visiting Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial.
5:00-6:30 p.m., Maria Korsnick, Nuclear Energy Institute; John Barrett, Canadian Nuclear Association; Frank Saunders, Bruce Power, Re-energizing Nuclear Security, Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
5:00 p.m., Gen. Denis Mercier, NATO; Maj. Gen. William Hickman, Supreme Allied Command Transformation; Amy McAuliffe, National Intelligence Council; Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, "Preparing NATO for Future Global Challenges," Atlantic Council, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
10:00 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations hearing on nominations of Christopher Ashley Ford to be Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation and Yleem D. S. Poblete to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance, 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Webcast on the committee website.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Edward Ifft, Hoover Institution, "The Ban Treaty and the Future of Nuclear Weapons," George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Lindner Commons, 6th Floor Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC, RSVP online.
Noon-2:00 p.m., Barry M. Blechman, Stimson Center; Amb. James E. Goodby, Hoover Institution; Mallory Stewart, Stimson Center, "The Nuke Ban Treaty: Now What?" Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, RSVP online, webcast available here.
10:00-noon, Richard Nephew, Columbia University; Elizabeth Rosenburg, Center for a New American Security; Anthony Ruggiero, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Toby Dalton, Carnegie Endowment, "The Art of Sanctions for Nonproliferation," Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC. RSVP online.
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 500 and 5,500 kilometers.
9:30 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Hearing: "Using Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations." Stephen J. Hadley, Former Assistant to the President, Christine E. Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, John B. Bellinger III, Former National Security Council Legal Advisor. Room 419, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.