Posted by: Stochasticus Weber | May 30, 2017

FCNL Nuclear Calendar May 30, 2017

FCNL Nuclear Calendar

May 30, 2017 Receive updates by email
May 30 10:00-11:30 a.m., International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), “North Korea: boom or bust?” with four speakers. IISS, 2121 K St. NW, Suite 801, Washington. Webcast online.
May 30 Missile Defense Agency tests a Ground-based-Interceptor missile. Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.
June 2 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting.” At the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. Register online.
June 6 10:00 a.m., Council member Robert White will present the Washington, DC, City Council with a ceremonial resolution in honor of Mr. David Culp and his commitment to the District of Columbia. John A. Wilson Building, Room 500, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP to Andre Strickland.
June 6 2:00-3:30 p.m., Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “A New Nuclear Review for a New Age,” with four speakers. CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 8 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Creating Incentives for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safety, and Security,” with five speakers. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 8 12:30-2:00 p.m., Stimson Center, “Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy,” with five speakers. Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Eighth Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
June 13 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., William J. Perry, former Defense Secretary; Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago; and 7 panelists, “Off-Ramps to War: Paths to Building Peace with North Korea.” George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington. RSVP online.
June 13 4:00 p.m., Rebeccah Heinrichs, Hudson Institute, “The Indispensability of U.S. Nuclear Weapons and Why Anti-nuke Idealists are Wrong.” The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 15-July 7 U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations.
June 16 5:00 p.m., John Sano, Institute for World Politics Professor, “North Korea: Time for a New Approach.” Institute for Wold Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
June 17 12:00-4:00 p.m., Women’s March to Ban the Bomb. Dag Hammarskjold Plz, New York.
June 18 1:00-6:00 p.m., Peace and Planet, “One Struggle, Many Fronts: No Nukes, War, Wall or Warming.” 110 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY.
June 25 U.S.-ROK Summit, Washington.
June 29 4:30-7:00 p.m., Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “Debate: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Modernization,” with four speakers. CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
July 4 Independence Day (holiday).
July 7-8 President Trump attends G20 summit. Hamburg, Germany.
July 29-Sept. 4 House and Senate 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. 9-10 U.S. Strategic Command, Deterrence Symposium, La Vista, NE.

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The Opinion Pages | Letters

Our Polarized Politics

To the Editor:

Re “Bonhoeffer, Benedict or Ford” (column, Feb. 14):

David Brooks seriously wounds our national civic understanding when he writes, “The baby boomer establishment polarized politics, lost touch with the voters and paved the way for Trump.”

What, in heaven’s name, is the “baby boomer establishment”? The generation that was born in the years after World War II came of age politically through struggles to advance civil rights, end a stupid, imperial war, promote the equality of women and men, and bring an end to poverty.

The mistake of those who fought for these causes was to underestimate the fury of the backlash from moneyed interests to roll back those gains and to insist on establishing a new Gilded Age of war, inequality and rights denial.

That backlash alone is responsible for our polarized politics. Does Mr. Brooks think it wrong to insist on full civil and political equality for all citizens and to insist on an end to ruinous imperial adventures? Since when is standing up for peace, liberty and equality polarizing?


Topsham, Me.

The writer is president emeritus of Earlham College.


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