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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

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.

September 6, 2013
Experts React to G-20 Communiqué: Damocles Sword and Economic Policy
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, Sept. 6 - Policy experts who study the G-20 offered the following reactions to the G-20 communiqué.

February 11, 2013
Keith Porter Named Stanley Foundation President
The Stanley Foundation Board of Directors has elected Keith Porter to be president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

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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.


CONTACTS
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EVENTS
Current
09/01/15   Minimizing the Threat of Radiological Terrorism in Developing Countries while Addressing Public Health and Cancer Treatment Needs
09/09/15   The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: Perspectives and Opportunities
09/15/15   Sustainable Nuclear Security Governance: Beyond the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
Past
07/28/15   Seminar on Climate Change for the Global Scholar Program
07/08/15   Carbon Pricing, Technology Investment, and Trade: Integrating Design Elements for a Low Carbon Club
HIGHLIGHTS
Catherine Miller Explorer Awards: Where in the World Do You Want to Go? Catherine Miller Explorer Awards: Where in the World Do You Want to Go?
Attention all full-time Muscatine Community School District and Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School K-12 teachers, for the 2015-2016 school year, the Stanley Foundation announces: Catherine Miller Explorer Awards. Enter the drawing.

Employment Opportunities
Director of Communications: The director of communications, a senior professional at the Stanley Foundation, is responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s external communications, from general brand to specific material production.

Program Officer, Media: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to join its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with the foundation’s leadership team and staff to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s media programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals.


Employment Opportunities
Policy Program Officer, Nuclear Security: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s nuclear security policy programming.

Policy Program Officer, Human Protection: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer to plan, implement, and assess the impact of the foundation’s human protection policy programming.


Courier Courier
The latest issue of Courier features an investigation of a 2007 break-in at a South African nuclear storage facility that still unnerves many officials and experts. It also considers the architecture for climate action that needs to be built ahead of this year's global gathering in Paris. Another article looks at our annual global youth conference that brings students together to discuss global issues. Finally, two teachers share how a travel award offers unique professional development.

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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.


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.

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