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July 28, 2017 Back to regular view

July 28 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).
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 8:00 a.m., March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival. Ardilla group campground at Del Valle Regional Park, CA. RSVP required online.
Aug. 9 11:02 a.m, 72nd anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.
Aug. 8-Sept. 4 Senate summer recess (estimate).
Aug. 25-29 62nd Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs, “Confronting New Nuclear Dangers,” Astana, Kazakhstan.
Aug. 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests (learn more).
Aug. 29 International Atomic Energy Agency Low Enriched Uranium Bank Opening Ceremony, Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan
Sept. 4 Labor Day (holiday).
Sept. 12-14 "National Cleanup Workshop," Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA.
Sept. 18-19 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), "Symposium to Update Cooperative Threat Reduction for the Next Ten Years and Beyond." NAS Keck Center, 500 5th St., NW, Washington. RSVP to Committee on International Security and Arms Control.
Sept. 20 Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 22.
Sept. 20 First day for State Parties to sign on to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the annual United Nations General Assembly.
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).
Oct. 11 7:00 p.m., Geoff Wilson, Ploughshares Fund, "The Danger of 'Usable' Nuclear Weapons." Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN.
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 p.m., 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.
2018
Jan. 7-14 ISODARCO, "The Evolving Nuclear Order: New Technology and Nuclear Risk." International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts.
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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Founded by David Culp. Edited by Anthony Wier and Jamie DeMarco. The publication is made possible by generous contributions from the Lippincott Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Ploughshares Fund, and anonymous foundation, and the individual contributors and supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the FCNL Education Fund.

 
 

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