upcoming events Oct.

Some events coming up this month to watch-
Again thanks to our friends at the nuclear calendar:

A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

Oct. 7 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., U.N. General Assembly First Committee(Disarmament and International Security) begins. Through Nov. 6. United Nations. Webcast on the U.N. website.
Oct. 7 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the articles of ratification of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing. 
Oct. 8 10:00 a.m., Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, vote on the nomination of Beth Robinson to be Undersecretary of Energy, and other nominations. 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Oct. 10 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT, Joel Rubin, Ploughshares Fund, “The Prospects for a Diplomatic Resolution of Iran’s Nuclear Program.” Webcast on the Ploughshares Fund Facebook page.
Oct. 10 2:00-4:00 p.m., House Armed Services Committee, hearing on “Nuclear Weapons Modernization Programs: Military, Technical and Political Requirements for the B-61 Life Extension Program and Future Stockpile Strategy,” with Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs; Gen. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Donald Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration; and Jerry McDowell, Sandia National Labs. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on thecommittee website.
Oct. 10 50th anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing, entering into force.
Oct. 11 11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prizeannounced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
Oct. 15 Noon, Benjamin Friedman, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, Temple University, “The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy.” Cato Institute, Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP bynoon, Oct. 14 online, by email or at (202) 789-5229. Webcast on theCato Institute website.
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