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Nuclear Calendar

January 12, 2009 Receive updates by email

The next Nuclear Calendar will be sent on January 26, 2009.

Week of Jan. 12 President Bush releases an unclassified, executive summary of a Global Nuclear Security report to Congress on the security of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon material outside the United States (possible). The report has been written and is now at the White House awaiting release (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 3134).
Week of Jan. 12 State Department’s International Security Advisory Board issues a report on China’s Strategic Modernization (possible). A draft of the report is on the Washington Times website.
Jan. 13 9:30 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State. 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website and on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org. May be broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN2.
Jan. 13 10:00 a.m., Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, hearing on the nomination of Steven Chu to be Energy Secretary. 366 Dirksen Senate Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website and on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org. May be broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN2.
Jan. 13 3:30-5:00 p.m., Stephen Schwartz, Nonproliferation Review, and Deepti Choubey, Carnegie Endowment, “Nuclear Security Spending–Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities.” S-115 Capitol Building, Washington. RSVP by Jan. 12 to Kimberly Misher by email or at (202) 939-2279.
Jan. 14 9:30-11:00 a.m., Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund, and Stephen Schwartz, Nonproliferation Review,What Price Nukes? The Hidden Costs of Our Nuclear Arsenal.” New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Seventh Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
Jan. 14 4:00 p.m., Bradley Roberts, Institute for Defense Analyses, and Alexis Blanc, National Nuclear Security Administration, “Trend Lines and Tipping Points for Nuclear Proliferation?” The Stimson Center, 1111 19th St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington. RSVP by email.
Jan. 15 9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on the nominations of William Lynn to Deputy Defense Secretary and Michèle Flournoy to be Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (and other nominations). 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org.
Jan. 15 9:30 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continued hearing on the nomination of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State (and other nomincations). 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website and on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org. May be broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN2.
Jan. 15 1:30-4:00 p.m., Stephen Schwartz, Nonproliferation Review, and Deepti Choubey, Carnegie Endowment, “Nuclear Security Spending–Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities.” 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. RSVP by Jan. 13 to Kimberly Misher by email or at (202) 939-2279.
Jan. 16-20 House and Senate Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Inauguration recess
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (federal holiday)
Jan. 19 Conference on Disarmament first session for 2009 begins. Geneva
Jan. 20 Noon, Inauguration of President Obama. U.S. Capitol, Washington. Broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN, and broadcast on CNN and other networks.
Jan. 21 Noon-1:30 p.m., Dean Wilkening, Stanford University, “Technical Effectiveness of European Missile Defense.” Stanford University, Encina Hall, Hills Conference Room, 616 Serra St., Second Floor, Stanford, CA
Week of Jan. 21 or 26 Chairs of the House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees complete the energy and water appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009, which will be included in a larger omnibus appropriations bill (possible).
Jan. 22 10:00 a.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, with former Sen. Bob Graham (FL), former Rep. Jim Talent (MO), and Graham Allison, Harvard University. 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Video and audio webcast on the committee website.
Jan. 27 9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing with Defense Secretary Robert Gates on challenges facing the Defense Department. 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on OpenHearings.org; audio only on CapitolHearings.org.
Jan. 28 6:00-7:30 p.m., Bob Graham, chair, Commission on Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism; Jim Talent, Vice Chair; Robin Cleveland, Commission Member; Stephen Rademaker, Commission Member; and Frances Townsend, Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, “World At Risk? WMDs and the Specter of Future Terror.” New York University School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan St., New York
Jan. 29 3:30-5:00 p.m., Dane Swango, UCLA, and Scott Sagan, Stanford University, “Participation in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.” Stanford University, Encina Hall, Hills Conference Room, 616 Serra St., Second Floor, Stanford, CA
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 House of Representatives recess for the Republican Issues Conference
Jan. 30 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m., American Enterprise Institute, “The Imam Returned: Thirty Years of Revolution in Iran,” with 16 speakers. American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
Jan. 31 President reports to Congress on a plan to secure nuclear weapons, material, and expertise in the former Soviet Union (22 U.S. Code Sec. 5952 note). The report is usually included as an appendix in the annual report to Congress on how the Cooperative Threat Reduction (Nunn-Lugar) Program can contribute to implementing the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT), or “Moscow Treaty,” and to securing Russian nuclear weapons and material (Treaty Document 107-8, Sec. 2(1)).
Feb. 2 President Obama submits the federal budget to Congress. (The budget, prepared by the Bush administration, is expected to be a simple, “continuing services” budget.)

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