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Nuclear Calendar -- November 26, 2011 (FCNL)
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Nuclear Calendar -- November 26, 2011

Nov. 19-27 House and Senate Thanksgiving recess. (House recess is through Nov. 28.)

Nov. 26 20th anniversary of the last British nuclear weapon test, "Bristol." Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site.

Nov. 28 1:00 p.m., Senate resumes floor action on the defense authorization bill, S. 1867, which includes the nuclear weapons and nuclear nonproliferation programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Broadcast and video webcast on C-SPAN2.

Nov. 28 2:00-3:30 p.m., Linton Brooks, former Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; Marvin Adams, Texas A&M; Jenifer Mackby, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association, "Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at 15: A Status Update." Sponsored by the Arms Control Association and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung North America. At the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP to Xiaodon Lang by email or at (202) 463-8270.

Nov. 28 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sen. Rob Portman (OH), "Moving Forward Post-Super Committee." American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington. RSVP online. Video webcast on the American Enterprise Institute website.

Nov. 28 Office of Management and Budget returns amended budget requests to federal departments for fiscal year 2013, known as budget passbacks. Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 6.

Nov. 28 Russian Navy conducts a test launch with two Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles from the Yury Dolgorukiy nuclear submarine (tentative). From the White Sea toward the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

Week of Nov. 28 Senate resumes floor action on the energy and water appropriations bill, H.R. 2354 (possible). Broadcast and video webcast on C-SPAN2.

Nov. 28-Dec. 2 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons annual meeting. The Hague, Netherlands.

Nov. 29 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Rep. Barney Frank (MA), "The Central Role of Reductions in Military Spending in Making Rational Cuts in the Deficit." Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington. Register online.

Nov. 29 12:30-2:00 p.m., Gregory Giles, SAIC, "Nuclear Iran: Alternative Narratives in Search of an Outcome." National Defense University, Fort McNair, Lincoln Hall, Room 1107, 260 5th Ave., SW, Washington. RSVP to Nima Gerami by email or at (202) 433-6359.

Nov. 29 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sen. Pat Toomey (PA), "Life After the Super Committee: Where We Go from Here." Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington. RSVP online. Video webcast on the Heritage Foundation website.

Nov. 29 5:30 p.m., Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Jonathan Granoff, Global Security Institute, "A Discussion on Nuclear Disarmament." Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. RSVP by email.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACIS), "Laying the Grounds for 2012--Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security." Amman, Jordan. For information, contact ACIS by email.

Nov. 30 10:00-11:30 a.m., Kelly Cummins, National Nuclear Security Administration, "Global Threat Reduction: Securing Vulnerable Highly Enriched Uranium Worldwide." Harvard University, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA.

Nov. 30 12:30-2:00 p.m., Ellen Tauscher, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, "A Conversation with Ellen Tauscher." Harvard University, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA. RSVP online.

Nov. 30 4:00-5:15 p.m., Sharon Weiner, American University, book discussion of Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise. American University, School of International Service Beacon Conference Room, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington.

Nov. or Dec. National Academy of Sciences releases a report on Improving Metrics for the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (estimate).

Dec. 1 10:00 a.m., Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on "U.S. Strategic Objectives Toward Iran," with Wendy Sherman, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, and David Cohen, Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website.

Dec. 1 12:15 -1:30 p.m. Nancy Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories, "Understanding WMD Proliferation: Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Theory." University of Maryland, 1107 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.

Dec. 1 7:00 p.m., screening of Hibakusha, Our Life to Live. Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA.

Dec. 1-3 8:00 p.m., Stanford University, performance of Michael Frayn's play, Copenhagen. Stanford University, Pigott Theater, Palo Alto, CA.

Dec. 2 Due date on comments on the draft Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada National Security Site. Comments can be made online.

Dec. 4 Russian Duma elections.

Dec. 5 2:00-3:00 p.m., Michael Elleman, IISS-Middle East; Joseph Benkert, Cohen Group; and Dennis Gormley, University of Pittsburgh, "The Future of the Missile Technology Control Regime." International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2121 K St., NW, Suite 801, Washington. RSVP by email.

Week of Dec. 5 House of Representatives floor action on the Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011, H.R. 1905, and the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act of 2011, H.R. 2105 (possible). Broadcast and video webcast on C-SPAN.

Dec. 5-22 Biological Weapons Convention review conference. Geneva

Dec. 6 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), "PONI 2011 Capstone Conference." U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Dougherty Conference Center, Omaha, NE. Register by Nov. 22 online.

Dec. 6 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sen. Mark Kirk (IL); Tomas Donnelly, AEI; Danielle Pletka, AEI; and Masah Zarif, AEI, "The Costs of Containing Iran: More Than the U.S. Is Bargaining For." Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Location TBA, Washington. RSVP online. May be video webcast on the AEI website depending on location.

Dec. 7 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tibor Toth, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, and eight others speakers, "In Search of a New Framework for Nuclear Disarmament: 20 Years After the New Beginning." Cosponsored by the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), Andromeda Tower, Permanent Mission of Japan conference room, Floor 24, Vienna. RSVP to VCDNP by email.

Dec. 7-8 NATO foreign ministers meeting. Brussels.

Dec. 8 Noon-2:00 p.m., Alan Heyes and Wyn Bowen, King's College, London, book discussion of The Global Partnership Against WMD: Success and Shortcomings of G8 Threat Reduction since 9/11. Sponsored by the Stanley Foundation. At the Carnegie Endowment, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.

Dec. 8 12:15-1:30 p.m., Gregory Schlute, Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Space Policy, "Space Security and National Security." University of Maryland, 1107 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.

Dec. 10 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST, Republican presidential debate. Drake University, Des Moines, IA. Broadcast on ABC.

Dec. 12 12:30 p.m., Sen. Richard Lugar and former Sen. Sam Nunn, "Nunn-Lugar at 20." Sponsored by the National Journal. Newseum, Knight Conference Center, Seventh Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.

Dec. 12 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (Public Law 102-228, Title II).

Dec. 12-16 Wilton Park, "Challenges of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime." Wiston House, Wilton Park, Steyning, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Apply online.

Week of Dec. 12 House and Senate floor action on a third Continuing Resolution or an omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2012.

Dec. 13 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush's announcement of U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Dec. 15 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST, Republican presidential debate. Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City, IA. Broadcast on Fox News.

Dec. 16 Second Continuing Resolution for appropriations for fiscal year 2012 ends.

Dec. 20 Hanukkah begins at sundown. Through Dec. 28.

Dec. 22 First anniversary of Senate ratification of the New START Treaty on a vote of 71 to 26.

Dec. 25 Christmas (holiday)

Dec. 26 Christmas observed (federal holiday).

Dec. 26 20th anniversary of the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Early Dec. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a G-8 foreign ministers meeting. Kuwait City.

Dec. Senate Armed Services Committee, vote on the nomination of Mark Lippert to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (possible). Room TBA, Senate Office Building, Washington. Video webcast on the committee website.

Dec. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, vote on the nomination of Mike McFaul to be ambassador to Russia (possible). Room TBA, Capitol Hill, Washington. May be video webcast on the committee website depending on room location.

Dec. National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress a review by the National Academy of Sciences of the national security laboratories (Public Law 111-84, Sec. 3131) (tentative).

Dec.-Feb. India test launches its new Agni V intermediate-range ballistic missile (tentative). Integrated Test Range, Wheeler Island, Orissa, India.
2012

Jan. 1 New Year's Day (holiday).

Jan. 1 National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual report on the status of nuclear materials protection, control and accounting programs in Russia and other countries (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2563).

Jan. 1 U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon begins a second five-year term.

Jan. 2 New Year's Day observed (federal holiday).

Jan. 2 U.S. Air Force submits to Congress a report on bomber modernization, sustainment and recapitalization (Public Law 111-383, Sec. 1056.).

Jan. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses.

Jan. 4 Fifth anniversary of "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons," by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn in the Wall Street Journal.

Jan. 7 9:00 p.m. EST, Republican presidential debate. City TBA, NH. Broadcast on ABC.

Jan. 8 9:00 a.m. EST (sic a.m.), Republican presidential debate. Concord, NH. Broadcast on NBC and video webcast on Facebook.

Jan. 9 10:00-11:00 a.m., Thomas Pickering, former ambassador to Russia; Eugene Habiger, former commander of U.S. Strategic Command; and Janne Nolan, American Security Project, "Nuclear Weapons and Prospects for Disarmament." Sponsored by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Part of the "Doomsday Clock Symposium." At Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP to Lisa McCabe by email.

Jan. 10 New Hampshire presidential primary.

Jan. 16 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST, Republican presidential debate. Myrtle Beach, SC. Broadcast on Fox News.

Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (federal holiday).

Week of Jan. 16 National Academy of Sciences reports to the Defense Department and Congress on boost-phase missile defense (Public Law 110-417, Sec. 232, date amended by Public Law 111-84, Sec. 239) (tentative).

Jan. 17 House of Representatives convenes.

Jan. 19 Time TBA, Republican presidential debate. Charleston, SC. Broadcast on CNN.

Jan. 21 South Carolina Republican presidential primary.

Jan. 23 Senate convenes.

Jan. 23 Time TBA, Republican presidential debate. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Broadcast on NBC.

Jan. 23 Conference on Disarmament first part for 2012 begins. Through March 30. Geneva.

Jan. 26 Time TBA, Republican presidential debate. Jacksonville, FL. Broadcast on CNN.

Jan. 27 National day of remembrance for downwinders of nuclear tests.

Jan. 29 Energy Department's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future submits its final report to the Energy Department.

Jan. 29 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush's "axis of evil" speech.

Jan. 30 Defense Department submits to Congress an annual report on the threat posed to the United States by weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2367).

Jan. 31 Florida presidential primary.

Jan. 31 Oregon special election to replace former Rep. David Wu (OR-1).

Jan. 31 President Obama submits to Congress an annual report on a plan to secure nuclear weapons, material and expertise in the former Soviet Union (22 U.S. Code Sec. 5952 note).

Jan. 31 President Obama submits to the Senate an annual report on the implementation of the New START Treaty (New START Treaty, Resolution of Advice and Consent, Sec. (a)(10)).

Jan. Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, and Catherine Ashton, European Union foreign affairs chief, resume talks over Iran's nuclear program (possible). Location TBA.

Jan. or Feb. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping meets with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (estimate). Washington.

Jan. or Feb. National Academy of Sciences releases a report on Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (estimate).

Late Jan. or early Feb. 9:00 p.m. EST, President Obama gives the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and video webcast on C-SPAN, broadcast on other networks and video webcast on the White House website.

Feb. 1 Director of National Intelligence submits to Congress an annual report on the acquisition by foreign countries of technology for the development or production of weapons of mass destruction (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2366). Previous reports are posted on the Director of National Intelligence website.

Feb. 4 Maine Republican presidential caucuses and Nevada presidential caucuses.

Feb. 5 First anniversary of the New START Treaty entering into force.

Feb. 5 President Obama submits to the Senate an annual report on the status of negotiations with Russia on tactical nuclear weapons (New START Treaty, Resolution of Advice and Consent, Sec. (a)(12)(B)).

Feb. 6 ~10:30 a.m., Office of Management and Budget releases the annual federal budget request to Congress. Posted on the Office of Management and Budget website.

Feb. 6 ~1:30 p.m., Energy Secretary Steven Chu presents the Energy Department budget. Energy Department, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington. Posted on the Energy Department website.

Feb. 6 Defense Department and Energy Department submit to Congress an updated, annual 10-year plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex and delivery platforms (Public Law 111-84, Sec. 1251).

Feb. 7 Colorado Republican presidential caucuses, Minnesota Republican presidential caucuses and Missouri presidential primary.

Feb. 14-17 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, ""A New START: Sustaining a Credible Deterrent Through Modernization." Renaissance Capital View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Ave., Arlington, VA. Register online.

Feb. 15 Defense Department submits to Congress an annual report on the effectiveness of the ballistic missile defense system (10 U.S. Code Sec. 2431 note).

Feb. 15 Missile Defense Agency submits to Congress an annual report on acquisition baselines (Public Law 111-383, Sec. 225).

Feb. 15 National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual report on the mixed oxide (MOX) plant at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2566).

Feb. 18-26 House and Senate Presidents Day recess.

Feb. 20 Presidents Day (federal holiday).

Feb. 22 8:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. MST, Republican presidential debate. Mesa, AZ. Broadcast on CNN.

Feb. 22 Fifth anniversary of the Defense Department's cancellation of the "Divine Strake" nuclear test simulation, using conventional explosives. Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site.

Feb. 28 Arizona presidential Primary, Michigan presidential primary and South Carolina Democratic presidential primary.

March 1 8:00 p.m. EST, Republican presidential debate. City TBA, GA. Broadcast on CNN.

March 1 Defense Department submits to Congress an annual report on the military power of China (10 U.S. Code Sec. 113 note). Previous reports are posted on the Defense Department website.

March 1 Defense Department, with the National Nuclear Security Administration, submits to Congress a biennial report on the nuclear triad (Public Law 111-383, Sec. 1054).

March 1 Defense and Energy Departments submit to Congress a report on the criteria and the methodology determining the safety and security of nuclear weapons (Public Law 111-383, Sec. 1063).

March 3 Washington Republican presidential caucuses.

March 4 Russian presidential election.

March 4-6 American Israel Public Affairs Committee, annual policy conference. Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington.

March 5 Time TBA, Republican presidential debate. Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA. Broadcast on NBC and video webcast on POLITICO.

March 5 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna.

March 6 "Super Tuesday," with presidential caucuses and primaries in Alaska (Republican), Colorado (Democratic), Georgia, Idaho (Republican), Massachusetts, Minnesota (Democratic), North Dakota (Republican), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming (Republican). Note: Presidential caucuses and primaries after Super Tuesday are not listed.

March 9-18 House of Representatives recess.

March 11 First anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. Fukushima, Japan.

March 17-20 Friends Committee on National Legislation, spring lobby weekend. Washington. For information, contact Matt Southworth by email.

March 19 Time TBA, Republican presidential debate. Portland, OR. Broadcast on PBS.

March 23-26 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Doubletree Crystal City-National Airport Hotel, Arlington, VA (March 23-25), and Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St., NE, Washington (March 26).

March 24-27 J Street national conference. Washington.

March 26-27 President Obama attends the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Seoul, South Korea.

March 26-28 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Missile Defense Conference. Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington (closed).

March 29 Iranian parliamentary elections.

March 30 Conference on Disarmament first part for 2012 ends. Geneva.

March 30-April 15 House and Senate spring recess. (Senate recess begins March 31.)

March 31 National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual report on its plutonium "pit" production plan (Senate Report 108-105, p. 110).

March Missile Defense Agency tests the Airborne Laser. Edwards Air Force Base, CA, and San Nicolas Island, CA.

March Center for Energy and Security Studies, "Moscow Nonproliferation Conference." Moscow.

April 2-20 U.N. Disarmament Commission annual meeting. United Nations.

April 6 Good Friday.

April 6 Passover begins at sundown. Through April 13.

April 8 Easter.

April 9 National Day of Nuclear Technology. Iran.

April 12 Director of National Intelligence submits to Congress an annual report on Iran's capability to produce nuclear weapons (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2367 note).

April 16 25th anniversary of the Missile Technology Control Regime.

April 22 French presidential election (first round).

April 28-May 6 House and Senate recess.

April 29 15th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention entering into force. Also the due date for the United States and Russia to destroy their remaining stocks of chemical weapons. Both
countries will miss the due date.

April 30-May 11 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) preparatory committee meeting for the 2015 review conference. Vienna.

April South Korean National Assembly elections.

May 1 National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual nuclear stockpile stewardship and management plan (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523) and a plan for the modernization and refurbishment of the nuclear security complex (Public Law 111-383, Sec. 113).

May 6 French presidential election (second round if needed).

May 11 14th anniversary of the Indian nuclear test, "Pokhran II." Pokhran, Rajasthan, India.

May 14 Conference on Disarmament second part for 2012 begins. Through June 29. Geneva.

May 15-19 President Obama hosts a G-8 summit. Chicago.

May 18-19 American Friends Service Committee and other organizations, NATO Counter-summit Conference. Chicago.

May 19-29 House of Representatives Memorial Day recess.

May 20-21 President Obama hosts a NATO summit. Chicago. Adoption of the NATO Defense and Deterrence Posture Review is on the NATO summit agenda.

May 24 10th anniversary of the signing of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, SORT, or Moscow Treaty, by President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow.

May 26-June 3 Senate Memorial Day recess.

May 28 Memorial Day (holiday).

May 28 14th anniversary of the first Pakistani nuclear test, "Chagai I." Chagai Hills, Balochistan, Pakistan.

June 4 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna.

June 9-17 House of Representatives recess.

June 10 French National Assembly elections (first round).

June 12 30th anniversary of a demonstration by one million people in support of the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament. Central Park, New York.

June 13 10th anniversary of withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty by President George W. Bush.

June 17 French National Assembly elections (second round).

June 28 25th anniversary of a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Sardasht, Iran by Iraq.

June 29 Conference on Disarmament second part for 2012 ends. Geneva.

June President Obama attends the G-20 summit. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

June 30-July 8 House and Senate Independence Day recess.

June National Nuclear Security Administration issues a final site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada National Security Site.

June Missile Defense Agency tests the Airborne Laser. Edwards Air Force Base, CA, and San Nicolas Island, CA.

July 4 Independence Day (holiday).

July 6 50th anniversary of "Storax Sedan," an underground nuclear test conducted at the Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site. The radioactive fallout from the test contaminated more
U.S. residents than any other nuclear test and the Sedan Crater is the largest artificial crater in the United States.

July 16 Anniversary of "Trinity," the first nuclear test. Alamogordo, NM.

July 20 Ramadan begins at sundown. Through Aug. 18.

July 30 Conference on Disarmament third part for 2012 begins. Through Sept. 14. Geneva.

July National Nuclear Security Administration issues a record of decision for the site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada National Security Site.

Aug. 4-Sept. 9 House and Senate summer recess.

Aug. 6 Anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.

Aug. 9 Anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.

Aug. 15-27 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Space and Missile Defense Conference. Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL.

Aug. 27-30 Republican National Convention. Tampa, FL.

Aug. 29 International Day Against Nuclear Tests.

Aug. Biological Weapons Convention meeting of experts. Geneva.

Aug. University of London, Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Conference. London.

Sept. 1 President Obama submits to Congress an annual Global Nuclear Security report on the security of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon material outside the United States (22 U.S. Code Sec. 3244 note).

Sept. 1 Director of National Intelligence submits to Congress a biennial report on nuclear aspirations of non-state entities and nuclear weapons in countries not party to the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2371).

Sept. 3 Labor Day (holiday).

Sept. 3-6 Democratic National Convention. Charlotte, NC.

Sept. 10 Federal departments submit their initial budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2014 (estimate). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 4.

Sept. 10 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna.

Sept. 11 Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Sept. 14 Conference on Disarmament third part for 2012 ends. Geneva.

Sept. 15-18 House of Representatives Rosh Hashanah recess.

Sept. 16 Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown. Through Sept. 18.

Sept. 17-21 International Atomic Energy Agency general conference. Vienna.

Sept. 21 International Day of Peace.

Sept. 22 15th anniversary of the submission of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to the Senate. Although the treaty was defeated in 1999, it remains on the Senate calendar.

Sept. 22-30 House of Representatives Yom Kippur recess.

Sept. 23 20th anniversary of the last U.S. nuclear test, "Operation Julin Divider." Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site.

Sept. 24 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna.

Sept. 25 ~10:00 a.m., President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly (estimate). United Nations. Broadcast on CNN, video webcast on the U.N. website and may be video webcast on the White House website.

Sept. 25 Yom Kippur begins at sundown. Through Sept. 26.

Oct. 1 20th anniversary of Senate ratification of START I on a vote of 93-6.

Oct. 1 Federal budget year begins.

Oct. 2 20th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear testing moratorium (Public Law 102-377, Sec. 507).

Oct. 3 Time TBA, first presidential debate. University of Denver.

Oct. 6-Nov. 12 House of Representatives election recess.

Oct. 8 Columbus Day (federal holiday).

Oct. 11 Time TBA, vice presidential debate. Centre College, Danville, KY.

Oct. 12 5:00 a.m. EDT (11 a.m. Norwegian time), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.

Oct. 15-28 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Oct. 16 Time TBA, second presidential debate. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

Oct. 22 Time TBA, third (and last) presidential debate. Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL.

Oct. 24 United Nations Day.

Oct. 30 National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

Nov. 1 60th anniversary of "Ivy Mike," the first hydrogen bomb test. Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site.

Nov. 6 U.S. Election Day.

Nov. 12 Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).

Nov. 15-18 Friends Committee on National Legislation lobby day (Nov. 15) and annual meeting (Nov. 15-18). Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington.

Nov. 17-26 House of Representatives Thanksgiving recess.

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving (holiday).

Nov. 26 Office of Management and Budget returns amended budget requests to federal departments for fiscal year 2014, known as budget passbacks. Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 4.

Nov. 26-30 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons annual meeting. The Hague, Netherlands.

Nov. 29 International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors meeting. Vienna, Austria.

Nov. President Obama attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting. Vladivostok, Russia.

Dec. 7-10 House of Representatives Hanukkah recess.

Dec. 8 25th anniversary of the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Washington.

Dec. 8 Hanukkah begins at sundown. Through Dec. 16.

Dec. 14 Congress adjourns (tentative).

Dec. 19 South Korean presidential election.

Dec. 25 Christmas (holiday).

TBA North Korea resumes six-party talks on its nuclear program with China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and United States. Beijing.

TBA National Nuclear Security Administration issues the draft Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Sandia National Laboratories.

TBA National Nuclear Security Administration issues the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for surplus plutonium disposition at the Savannah River Site, SC.

TBA National Nuclear Security Administration issues the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor.

TBA National Nuclear Security Administration issues a fourth record of decision on the Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

TBA Conference on a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Helsinki.

TBA Non-proliferation and Disarmament Initiative, composed of Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, meeting of foreign ministers. City
TBA, Turkey.

TBA Non-aligned Movement summit. Tehran, Iran.

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The editor is David Culp. The publication is made possible by generous contributions from the Colombe Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lippincott Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Ploughshares Fund, and the individual contributors and supporters of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the FCNL Education Fund.
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