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Nuclear Calendar

May 25, 2017 Back to regular view

May 19-27 President Trump travels to Saudi Arabia, Isreal, and the Vatican, attends NATO summit in Brussels, and attends G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
May 25 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.
May 29 Memorial Day (holiday).
May 30 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.
June 2 "Arms Control Association Annual Meeting." At the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. Register online.
June 6 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.
June 6 2:00-3:30 p.m., Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "A New Nuclear Review for a New Age," with four speakers. CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 8 12:30-2:00 p.m., Stimson Center, "Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy," with five speakers. Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Eighth Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
June 13 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.
June 13 4:00 p.m., Rebeccah Heinrichs, Hudson Institute, "The Indispensability of U.S. Nuclear Weapons and Why Anti-nuke Idealists are Wrong." The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 15-July 7 U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations.
June 17 12:00-4:00 p.m., Women's March to Ban the Bomb. Dag Hammarskjold Plz, New York.
June 18 1:00-6:00 p.m., Peace and Planet, "One Struggle, Many Fronts: No Nukes, War, Wall or Warming." 110 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY.
June 29 4:30-7:00 p.m., Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "Debate: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Modernization," with four speakers. CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
July 4 Independence Day (holiday).
July 7-8 President Trump attends G20 summit. Hamburg, Germany.
July 29-Sept. 4 House and Senate summer recess (estimate).
July 31 European Union sanctions against Russia expire.
Aug. 4 40th anniversary of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91).
Aug. 6 8:16 a.m., 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
Aug. 9-10 U.S. Strategic Command, Deterrence Symposium, La Vista, NE.
Sept. 4 Labor Day (holiday).
Sept. 20 Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 22.
Sept. 23 25th anniversary of the last U.S. nuclear test, "Divider." Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada Nuclear Security Site.
Sept. 29 Yom Kippur begins at sunset. Through Oct. 12.
Sept. Germany holds federal parliamentary elections.
Oct. 1 Federal budget year begins.
Oct. 1 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.
Oct. 3 65th anniversary of the first British nuclear test. Montebello Islands, Western Australia.
Oct. 9 Columbus Day (federal holiday).
Nov. 1 65th anniversary of the world's first hydrogen bomb test by the United States, Ivy Mike. The test was 700 times the size of the Hiroshima bomb and vaporized the island of Elugelab, Marshall Islands.
Nov. 6 6:00-9:00 Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Annual Dinner.
Nov. 7 U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, and mayoral elections in New York City and many cities.
Nov. 10 Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).
Nov. 10-11 President Trump attends an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting. Da Nang, Vietnam.
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving (holiday).
Dec. 2 75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. University of Chicago.
Dec. 8 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.
Dec. 12 Hanukkah begins at sunset. Through Dec. 20
Dec. 25 Christmas (holiday).
TBA President Trump attends a NATO summit. Brussels.
TBA National Nuclear Security Administration issues the draft Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Sandia National Laboratories, NM.
Feb. 5 New START Treaty due date for U.S. and Russia to reach a limit of 1,550 deployed strategic weapons each.
March 6 U.S. sanctions against Russia expire.
March 11 Russian presidential election.

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