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The Stanley Foundation is a Midwest-based foreign policy nonprofit that brings a nonpartisan perspective to world affairs. We have in-house experts on genocide prevention, nuclear security, and climate change.


Press Releases

April 29, 2016
Stanley Foundation Commits to Help World Reach
Ambitious Climate Change Goal

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 29, 2016) The Stanley Foundation today announced that its climate change programming will be committed to driving worldwide cooperation on an unprecedented global goal to limit average temperature increases to just 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5°C or 2.7°F) above preindustrial levels. The foundation’s climate change work will focus on pushing the international community well beyond pledges made in Paris last December to curb global climate change.

December 5, 2015
Press Release: COP21: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to reveal 2 global reports
COP21: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will reveal two global reports
  • Nine Global Actions That Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions
  • Climate Finance Action Plan That Shows How to Replicate These Successes Around the World
Paris, 5 December 2015 - R20 Founder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yale University, and the Stanley Foundation, in collaboration with the R20 and USC Schwarzenegger Institute, released "Scaling Up: From Local to Global Climate Action."

August 27, 2015
Stanley Foundation Names Two Vice Presidents
The Stanley Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior staff members. Jennifer Smyser, director of policy programming strategy, and Patricia Papke, director of operations, were both elected as vice presidents by the foundation’s Board of Directors at their August meeting.

March 17, 2014
The Way Forward for Nuclear Security
The world's supply of weapons-usable nuclear material must be locked down to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. The Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a nuclear bomb.

January 23, 2014
A View from Africa: Civil Society & Atrocity Prevention
In the fight to prevent mass atrocities, Africa's shift from noninterference to nonindifference was historic in 2000 when the African Union (AU) sought to shuck off the vestiges of its predecessor's inaction.

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In the News


Great Decisions 2011 includes article on multilateralism by Stanley Foundation Program Officer David Shorr, from The Interdependent.

Stanley Foundation President Vlad Sambaiew makes the case for more inclusive global leadership in a recent op-ed in the Des Moines Register.

Summit Shows U.S. Can Still Set Agenda, if Not Get Action, from The New York Times (quoting David Shorr) More from the Summit.

G20's Currency Jaw-Jaw Better Than War-War: Analysts, from Agence France-Press (quoting David Shorr) More from the Summit.

From Revolution to Evolution: G20 Enters New Era, from German Press Agency (quoting David Shorr) More from the Summit.


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EVENTS
Current
05/05/16   People's Haus at Climate Action 2016 Summit
05/13/16   Challenging Multilateralism and The Liberal Order: What Stance Should the United States Take?
05/18/16   Allies Against Atrocity: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Deter, Prevent, and Stop Mass Killings
Past
04/07/16   Treatment, Not Terror
03/31/16   Descent from the Summit: Managing Security Across the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
HIGHLIGHTS
Courier Courier
The latest issue of Courier  features articles on the state of securing nuclear material as the final nuclear security summit approaches in early April. It also includes a special reprint of an article from the Center for Public Intregrity, "The Stalking Threat of Nuclear Terrorism." Alex Bellamy, an expert on R2P, discusses the progress made in "Acting on the Responsibility to Protect," and three students from a global scholars conference comment about climate change. Lastly, a brief look at the foundation's Iowa Student Global Leadership conference. The full Spring 2016 issue. PDF (2.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

Employment Opportunities
Event Specialist: The Stanley Foundation is looking for a dedicated, dynamic individual who has a passion for working in the field of event planning and prefers a small-business atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.

Policy Program Associate, Nuclear Security: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department. 


PARIS & BEYOND: COP21 PARIS & BEYOND: COP21
Launching Global Climate Actions
The world recently looked to Paris for the most important global climate change negotiations for achieving a safer climate world: the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As a helpful reference we have compiled this summary of the major work of the Stanley Foundation and its collaborators in an active global role during the past year preparing for this historic event…and the important continuing work ahead. More.

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Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences
The Stanley Foundation holds two annual conferences, UN Issues and the Strategy for Peace Conference. These bring together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.

Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.


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Nuclear Security Video Nuclear Security Video
The Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a bomb. The foundation talked with over a dozen diverse and distinguished experts from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and the Fissile Materials Working Group to see how today's patchwork of voluntary arrangements can be forged into a long-lasting system. Watch the video.

Watch and Learn Watch and Learn
Stanley Foundation events, talks, video reports, and segments from our Now Showing event-in-a-box series can now be viewed on YouTube. To receive regular updates on our video posts, please subscribe today.