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April 24, 2017 Back to regular view

April 26 10:00-11:30 a.m., Ji Yeon-jung, Project on Managing the Atom, "India and the NSG." Harvard University, Belfer Center, Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324, Cambridge, MA.
April 26 12:30-2:00 p.m., Rebecca Crootof, Yale University, "The Challenges of Regulating New Weapons: The Case of Autonomous Weapon Systems." Princeton University, 221 Nassau St. Second Floor Conference Room, Princeton, NJ.
April 26 2:00-3:00, "Informing Intelligence with Nonproliferation: Three Problems." Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Stanford University, Encina Hall, Second Floor, 616 Serra St., Palo Alto , CA.
April 27 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.
April 27 9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on "United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea." Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
April 27 3:30-5:00 p.m., Sayuri Romei, Stanford University, "Japan's shift in the nuclear debate: a change in its security identity." Stanford University, Center of International Security and Cooperation, Encina Hall, Second Floor, 616 Serra St., Palo Alto, CA.
April 28 Continuing resolution for unfinished appropriation bills for fiscal year 2017 expires.
April 29 End of the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
April-June Missile Defense Agency tests a Ground-based-Interceptor missile. Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.
May 1 Defense Department submits its proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 to the Office of Management and Budget (estimate).
May 2-12 First PrepCom for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. Vienna.
May 7 Second round of the French presidential election.
May 8 2:00-3:30, p.m., Professor Ramesh Thakur, Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, "The Asia-Pacific Region and its Role in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiatives." Chatham House, 10 St. James's Square, London.
May 11 3:30-5:00 p.m., Christopher Lawrence, Harvard University, "Normalization by Other Means: The Failed Techno-diplomacy of Light Water Reactor Export in the North Korean Nuclear Crisis." Stanford University, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA.
May 17 10:00-1:45 a.m., "Strategic Competition in Southern Asia: Arms Racing or Modernization?" Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Eighth Floor, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast online.
May 19 Iranian presidential election.
May 21-24 Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, annual DC Days. Washington.
Week of May 22 President Trump submits the budget for fiscal year 2018 to Congress (estimate).
May 26-27 President Trump attends a G7 Summit. Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
May 29 Memorial Day (holiday).
June 15-July 7 U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations.
July 4 Independence Day (holiday).
July 7-8 President Trump attends a G20 summit. Hamburg, Germany.
July 29-Sept. 4 House and Senate summer recess.
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. 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.
2018
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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