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FCNL Nuclear Calendar, November 2

Nuclear Calendar

November 2, 2015 Receive updates by email

Nov. 1-5 Pugwash Conference, “Conference on Science and World Affairs.” Nagasaki, Japan.
Nov. 2 12:30-2:00 p.m., Keith Bradley, Argonne National Laboratory, “Argonne National Lab and National & Global Security.” George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Room 505, Washington. RSVP online.
Week of Nov. 2 House of Representatives floor action on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, either a vote on overriding the president’s veto or a vote on a modified version of the earlier bill (tentative).
Nov. 2-9 General Assembly’s First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) votes on resolutions. United Nations. Webcast on the U.N. website.
Nov. 3 3:30 a.m., House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on “Future Options for the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent–Views from Project Atom,” with Clark Murdock, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Keith Payne, Missouri State University; Elbridge Colby, Center for New American Security; Adam Mount, Independent Consultant. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Nov. 3 U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi, and mayoral elections in many cities.
Nov. 4 5:00-7:30 p.m. Rebecca Hersman and Franklin Miller, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), “Reliving History: A Retrospective on Trident.” CSIS, Second Floor B Room, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast on the CSIS website.
Nov. 6 2:30-3:45 p.m., Jodi Herman, Democratic Staff Director, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “Balancing Executive and Legislative Prerogatives: Reflections on Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (‘Corker Bill’).” George Washington University Law School, Lerner Hall 302, 2000 H St. NW, Washington
Nov. 6 4:00 p.m., Mark Schanfein, Pacific Northwest National laboratory; Susan Voss, Global Nuclear Network Analysis; Jonathan Katz, Oregon State University (OSU); Christopher McKnight Nichols, OSU; Linda Richards, OSU; and David Bernell, OSU, Iran Nuclear Deal. OSU, Special Collections and Archives Research Center of the Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis, OR.
Nov. 6-15 House of Representatives Veterans Day recess.
Nov. 8 1:30-3:45 p.m., Peter Kuznick, American University; Kevin Martin, PeaceAction; and Bruce Knotts, United Nations, “Peacemaking, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.” All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St., NW, Washington.
Nov. 9 1:00-4:00 p.m., George Shultz, former Secretary of State, and Sidney Drell, Stanford University, “Dwight D. Eisenhower Award Special Session Panel.” Part of the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting. Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington. Register online.
Nov. 9 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
Nov. 10 Noon-1:30 p.m. John Mercier, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, “Nuclear Detonation Effects in an Urban Area.” Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. RSVP online. Webcast online.
Nov. 10 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. EST, Republican presidential debate. Milwaukee. Broadcast on the Fox Business Network.
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (federal holiday).
Nov. 12 12:30-1:30 p.m., Elbridge Colby, Center for a New American Security, and Ward Wilson, British American Security Council, “Stimson Debate: Nuclear Weapons and International Stability.” Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Eighth Floor, Washington. RSVP online.
Nov. 12-15 Friend Committee on National Legislation (Quakers), annual meeting. Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington.
Nov. 14 Democratic presidential debate. Des Moines, IA. Broadcast on CBS News.
Nov. 15-16 President Obama attends a G-20 summit. Antalya, Turkey.
Nov. 16 Noon-4:30 p.m., Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “Sixth Annual Clock Symposium.” William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Conference Auditorium, Chicago.
Nov. 16 6:00-9:00 p.m. Lawrence Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing; William Perry, former Defense Secretary; and Julia Stasch, President, MacArthur Foundation, “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 70th Anniversary Dinner Celebration.” Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. RSVP online.
Nov. 16-18 International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification meeting. Oslo, Norway.
Nov. 17-18 President Obama attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting. Manila, Philippines.
Nov. 18 7:30 p.m., Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund; Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; and Reşat Kasaba, University of Washington, “Policy and Politics of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.” Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle.
Nov. 21-29 House and Senate Thanksgiving recess. House recess begins Nov. 20.
Nov. 22 60th anniversary of the first Soviet thermonuclear test. Semipalatinsk Test Site, then in the Soviet Union and now in Kazakhstan.

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The editor is David Culp. The publication is made possible by generous contributions from the Lippincott Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Ploughshares Fund, an anonymous foundation, and the individual contributors and supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the FCNL Education Fund.


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