Nuclear Calendar

Nuclear Calendar

January 26, 2009 Receive updates by email
Week of Jan. 26 Senate Armed Services Committee, vote on the nominations of Bill Lynn to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and Michèle Flournoy to be Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (possible)
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 the committee website and on; audio only on
Jan. 27 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Anthony Arend, Georgetown University; James Baker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Col. Guy Roberts (ret.), Deputy Assistant Secretary General for WMD, NATO; Sean Murphy, George Washington University Law School; and Catherine Lotrionte, Georgetown University, “Preventive War: Do Weapons of Mass Destruction Change the Rules?” Georgetown University, Copley Hall, Copley Formal Lounge, 37th and O Sts., NW, Washington
Jan. 27 12:15-2:00 p.m., Dane Swango, UCLA, “The Design of the NPT.” James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Seminar Room D-100, 400 Pacific St., Monterey, CA. RSVP by email.
Jan. 27 1:30 p.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on priorities for the new administration, with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Video and audio webcast on the committee website.
Jan. 27 7:00-8:30 p.m., Col. William Puttmann, NATO Weapons of Mass Destruction Centre, “NATO’s Response to the Proliferation of WMD in the 21st Century.” George Washington University, 1957 E St., NW, Room 113, Washington
Jan. 28 9:30 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vote on the nomination of Jim Steinberg to be Deputy Secretary of State (and other business items). 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website and on; audio only on
Jan. 28 10:00-11:30 a.m., Andreas Persbo, Verification Research, Training, and Information Centre; Dave Hafemeister, Arms Control Association; and James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, “Is the Nuclear Test Ban Verifiable?” New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, Seventh Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
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 8:00-9:30 a.m., National Academy of Sciences, “Future of the Nuclear Security Environment in 2015,” with Rose Gottemoeller, Committee co-chair; Linton Brooks, Committee member, and three other speakers. The National Academies, 500 Fifth St., NW, Keck 105, Washington. RSVP to Rita Guenther by email or at (202) 334-2359.
Jan. 29 Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, “Strategic Weapons in the 21st Century.” Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington
Jan. 29 12:15-1:30 p.m., I.M. Destler, University of Maryland, and Ivo Daalder, Brookings Institution, “The President’s National Security Adviser and the Making of American Foreign Policy.” University of Maryland, 1107 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD
Jan. 29 3:30-5:00 p.m., Dane Swango, UCLA, and Scott Sagan, Stanford University, “The Design of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: 1962-1966.” Stanford University, Encina Hall, Hills Conference Room, 616 Serra St., Second Floor, Stanford, CA
Jan. 29 6:30 p.m., former Sen. Sam Nunn; former Secretary of State George Shultz; Sidney Drell, Stanford University; and David Sanger, New York Times,Taking Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” moderated by Bob Schieffer, CBS News. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), B1 Conference Center, 1800 K St., NW, Washington. RSVP to CSIS by email or at (202) 775-3141. Webcast on the website of the Schieffer School of Journalism, Texas Christian University.
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 for fiscal year 2010 to Congress. (The budget, prepared by the former Bush administration, is expected to be a simple, “continuing services” budget. The Obama administration will submit its own budget in April.)
Feb. 2 6:30 p.m., Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, “The North Korea Talks in the Context of Northeast Asia Security.” Harvard University, Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS-South), Tsai Auditorium. 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Week of Feb. 2 UN Security Council members plus Germany hold talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Berlin
Feb. 3 6:00-8:00 p.m., Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, “From Six Party Talks to A Lasting Peace: Next Steps in Northeast Asia.” Asia Society and Museum, Auditorium, 725 Park Ave., New York. Purchase tickets online.
Feb. 3 or 4 9:00 p.m. EST, President Obama gives a State of the Union-style speech to a joint session of Congress (estimate). Broadcast and video and audio webcast on C-SPAN, and broadcast on other networks.
Feb. 4 1:00-2:00 p.m., U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, “Lifting the Nuclear Shadow: Creating the Conditions for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons.” Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel St., Temple Place, London. RSVP to Clara Catherall by email or at 020 7395 9156.
Feb. 5-9 House of Representatives recess for the Democratic Issues Conference


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