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Nuclear Calendar

March 24, 2017 Back to regular view

March 27-31 U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations, NY.
March 30 Noon-1:15 p.m., Steve Fetter, University of Maryland, "The Obama Record on Nuclear Weapons Policy." University of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.
March 31 Center for Strategic and International Studies, Deterring Iran After the Nuclear Deal," with five speakers. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast online.
April 5 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.
April. 6 Noon-1:15 p.m., Jaganath Sankaran, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland, "Nuclear Early Warning: The President's 3 AM Phone Call." University of Maryland, 4113 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.
April 10 Passover begins at sunset. Through April 18.
April 10-11 Nuclear Triad and Advanced Conventional Strike Symposium, Naval Surface Warfare Center. WestGate Academy, 13598 E. WestGate Dr., Odon, IN.
April 13 Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project, "Remembering Paul Leventhal: Nuclear Lessons for a New Administration," with four speakers. At the LBJ Washington Center, Greyhound Suite #290, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP "online.
April 14 Good Friday.
April 16 Easter.
April. 21-22 American Physical Society, "Short Course on Nuclear Weapon and Related Security Issues." George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW Washington. RSVP online.
April 23 First round of the French presidential election.
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 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.
Week of May 1 President Trump submits the budget for fiscal year 2018 to Congress (estimate).
May 2-12 First PrepCom for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. Vienna.
May 7 Second round of the French presidential election.
May 19 Iranian presidential election.
May 21-24 Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, annual DC Days. Washington.
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. 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.
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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