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Week Ahead Feb. 8-14: Two nuclear conferences and a film festival

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Iran and IAEA to Meet on Feb. 8

Representatives of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will meet on Feb. 8 to discuss options for completing the agency's investigation into Iran's past nuclear activities with possible military dimensions, as well as other other transparency steps.

For more information, see ACA's Fact Sheet on "Implementation of the Iran-IAEA Framework for Cooperation."

Conference on Consequences of Nuclear War, Feb 12-14.

The Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons will be held in Nayarit, Mexico. This second international conference on the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons will bring together senior representatives of nearly 100 governments and leaders from civil society. However, the governments of the five original nuclear weapons states are not expected to attend.

For some background on the genesis of the meeting and its role in the broader global nuclear disarmament debate, see the news report, "Disarmament Consensus Eludes U.N," from the November 2013 issue of Arms Control Today, and the commentary, "Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival," in the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue.

Deterrence Summit in Arlington, Va., Feb. 11-14

Policymakers, nuclear weapons experts, and industry executives will gather for what promoters call "the nuclear Davos." Keynote speakers such as Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller and former Air Force Chief of Staff Larry Welch will discuss challenges and opportunities for maintaining, funding and reducing nuclear weapons.

Film Festival about Nuclear Issues Comes to Washington, Feb. 10-12.

The International Uranium Film Festival, the first festival of its kind to address the challenges related to nuclear and radioactive issues, will be held at the Goethe Institute in Washington. Ten films from around the world will be be screened over three days.