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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.

SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents
In the event of a radiation incident such as the use of a so-called dirty bomb or nuclear reactor incident, accurate and swift reporting is vital to public safety. This guide is intended to both help the journalist to be safe if they are covering such a story and to provide basic safety information that can be conveyed to the public to limit the risk of radiation exposure.

 

Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Journalists would play an indispensable role keeping the public informed in an emergency resulting in the release of radiation, either accidental or deliberate. But what do they need to do their job effectively? The following recommendations to authorities who would manage such an emergency were drafted by participants in the 2016 Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists.


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
09/26/16   Building a Civil Society Network to Prevent Mass Atrocities in Latin America and the Caribbean
09/30/16   Fissile Materials Working Group Quarterly Meeting
10/03/16   Parliamentary Dialogue: Strengthening Prevention Strategies in Latin America
Past
09/21/16   Keeping the Window Open to 1.5°C – What Needs to be Done
09/20/16   A Movement for 1.5C Degrees: Building an Agenda for Climate Action and Mobilization After Paris
HIGHLIGHTS
Climate Week NYC Climate Week NYC
The Stanley Foundation is taking part in Climate Week NYC, as a part of our efforts to engage key stakeholders in successfully limiting global warming to 1.5° C.

SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents
In the event of a radiation incident such as the use of a so-called dirty bomb or nuclear reactor incident, accurate and swift reporting is vital to public safety. This guide is intended to both help the journalist to be safe if they are covering such a story and to provide basic safety information that can be conveyed to the public to limit the risk of radiation exposure. 

Courier Courier
The Summer 2016 issue of Courier features: “Their name is the Rohingya, a people disowned by their home government, cast away as stateless and homeless. Who will step up and help?” and “Peace at Risk in Burundi—Again.” The issue also includes “Strengthening Nuclear Security in a Post-Summit World,” “No Time to Lose, the 1.5 C Limit in the Paris Agreement,” and “Investigation U. 2016.” The full Summer 2016 issue. PDF (1.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

2016 International Women Authors Event 2016 International Women Authors Event
Loung Ung, bestselling author of a trilogy about the 1970s terror and atrocity of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, will be the featured speaker and honoree of the 2016 International Women Authors event on October 6 in Davenport, Iowa. The event is sponsored by the Stanley Foundation and its community partner, Women’s Connection of the Quad Cities.

Reporting a Radiation Emergency Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Journalists would play an indispensable role keeping the public informed in an emergency resulting in the release of radiation, either accidental or deliberate. But what do they need to do their job effectively? The following recommendations to authorities who would manage such an emergency were drafted by participants in the 2016 Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists.

Employment Opportunities
Operations Administrative SpecialistThis full-time position involves administrative support for the operations department at the Stanley Foundation.

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

See all Stanley Foundation employment opportunities.


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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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The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues. To reduce our carbon footprint and cut waste, we almost exclusively, use electronic distribution for our publications. Sign up to receive our resources via e-mail.

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.