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#nukefest2015

I attended in 2013 and had a great time. Policy Scholars interested in nuclear subjects should check it out.

nuclear policy conference

 

http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/03/24/2015-carnegie-international-nuclear-policy-conference/h7cb

“The 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place March 23 and 24, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

The conference will bring together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy.

Registration is now open. For updates about the conference, follow the Nuclear Policy Program on Facebook and Twitter @carnegienpp, and join the conversation with #nukefest2015.”

Calendar

Some events of note from our friends at the Nuclear Calendar

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March 25 3:30-5:30 p.m., House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on missile defense, with Elaine Bunn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; Lt. Gen. David Mann, Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command; and Vice Adm. James Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency. 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
March 26 10:00 a.m.-noon, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on the Interim Report of the Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, with Norm Augustine and Richard Mies, co-chairmen, Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise. 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
March 28 35th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.
March 31 National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress an annual report on its plutonium “pit” production plan (Senate Report 108-105, p. 110).
April 4 65th anniversary of NATO.
April 5 Fifth anniversary of President Obama’s Prague speech on nuclear weapons.

Atomic Age Exhibit

Our special collections library is hosting an exhibition “Living with the Atomic Bomb 1945- 1965” link here.

“the exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and from 1:00-5:00pm on Saturdays. Guided tours of the gallery are available on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00pm; meet in the 2nd floor rotunda. For more information on the exhibit or program series email russlib@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788. ”

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

 Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.
The exhibition first presents a timeline and overview of the story, explaining the three main chronological phases of America’s Atomic Age. ”

calendar

some upcoming events from our friends at the nuclear calendar:

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Jan. 28 2:00 p.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee, hearing on “Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal,” with Mark Wallace, United Against Nuclear Iran; Gregory Jones, Nonproliferation Policy Center; Olli Heinonen, Harvard University; and David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security. 2172 House Rayburn Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Jan. 28 9:00 p.m., President Obama gives the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, broadcast on other networks and webcast on the White House website.
Jan. 29 50th anniversary of the release of the film Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb..
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).

 

Calendar

In addition to our upcoming Sp403 happy hour on the 3rd

Some events of note from our friends at the Nuclear Calendar

FCNL Friends Committee on National Legislation

Jan. 2 U.S. Strategic Command reports to Congress on the underground tunnel network in China with respect to the capability of the United States to use conventional and nuclear forces to neutralize such tunnels and what is stored within such tunnels (Public Law 112-239, Sec. 1045).
Jan. 4 6:00 p.m., Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund, book discussionof Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington.
Jan. 8 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), report launch of the2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index. At the Four Season Hotel, Dumbarton Room, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. By invitation only.

upcoming events Oct.

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

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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.

Conferences

One of the things that we want to do here at Sp403 is provide scholars in our field with resources. Conferences are an important part of our trade, but sometimes the security policy scholars might feel marginalized at the big POLS conferences (APSA, Midwest, southern, etc.)

SO here are some places to consider – hopefully more geared to our research.

Carnegie is a good place to start. Their events page here provides some excellent opportunities.

 

ISA has information about conferences here with their convention here. (ISA-con? international scholars cosplay?)
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies - Calgary, AB
The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies is presenting the 16th annual graduate studies conference: “security, strategy, and Defence” http://strategyconference.ca/
“The graduate students at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies welcome researchers from around the world to share their research on global security issues of the past, present, and future.

Subject matter and research methods that push the boundaries of current knowledge are encouraged. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study. Assistance with travel and accommodation costs may be available. 
Last year’s conference saw contributors coming from as far away as Ireland, Germany, and Australia. We look forward to having stimulating discussions and debates from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Arctic security, cyber security, East Asia and Middle East conflicts, human security, intelligence, joint operations, maritime security, military history, nuclear proliferation, peacemaking, psychology and war, resource and energy security, strategic culture, and unconventional warfare.
Proposals including contact information, a short biography, and a 250-word abstract should be sent to info@strategyconference.ca.
Please confine presentations to a 15-minute format.
Deadline for Proposals: 2 December 2013.
Website: http://www.strategyconference.ca
We look forward to your submissions and the results of the selection process will be announced by January 2014.”

for those of us at the convergence of nuclear and security:

The Nuclear Energy Institute has a good list of their upcoming conferences:  here. 

also
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Provides a list of third party confences (and notes which they attand) here.

 

American Nuclear Society

The American Nuclear Society has some good information about meetings and conferences here.

We have an earlier post about ISODARCO and their winter meeting. Its pretty great.

I hope to see you at some of these.

dates to watch from FCNL

From our friends at the nuclear calendar 
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some dates to note:

Sept. 10 11:00 a.m.-noon, Michael Whitaker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Discussion About International Safeguards.” Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT Resource Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN.
Sept. 10 9:00 p.m., President Obama gives a public address on Syria. White House, Washington. Broadcast on many TV networks. Webcast on the White House website.
Sept. 11 Senate votes on a motion to begin formal debate on the Syria war resolution, S.J.Res. 21 (estimate). A final vote on the war resolution could come on Sept. 11, but may be delayed until Sept. 12. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2
Sept. 12 House of Representatives floor action on a short-term Continuing Resolution for fiscal year 2014, through Dec. 15. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN.
Sept. 16-20 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference. Vienna. Webcast on the IAEA website.

ISODARCO Winter Course

The folks at ISODARCO are getting ready for their Winter course in Andalo Italy. http://www.isodarco.it/courses/andalo14/andalo14.html

Armscontrolwonk has a great description here.

upcoming events from the nuclear calendar

July 29 Conference on Disarmament third and final session for 2013 begins. Through Sept. 13. Geneva.
Week ofJuly 29 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, markup of the defense appropriations bill (estimate). Room TBA, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Week ofJuly 29 or Sept. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Rose Gottemoeller to be Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (estimate). 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Aug. 5 50th anniversary of the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which ended aboveground nuclear testing, by United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom. Moscow.

These events shared from: nuclearcalendar@fcnl.org Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 Second Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 | 202-547-6000 | www.fcnl.org

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