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Nuclear and radiological terrorism are threats that hold great potential for human harm. These threats can only be addressed through universal responsibility and leadership of national governments and effective multilateral action.

Countries need to build on ambitious high-level commitments made through the Nuclear Security Summit process and in other international venues in order to improve governance on the national, bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels and strengthen the nuclear security architecture. Sustainable progress also requires the involvement of civil society and industry alongside stakeholders from national governments and international organizations. 


Current Work

Building on the Stanley Foundation’s work on nuclear arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation issues over the last five decades, today’s nuclear security programming draws on our strengths as a convener of key stakeholders, including international organizations, national governments, civil society, and industry. We commission expert analysis in order to encourage innovative policy ideas and actively engage the media on nuclear security issues.

Additionally, the foundation is a part of the work of the Fissile Materials Working Group, a nongovernmental coalition of more than 70 organizations from around the world, and the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group, a globally diverse group with broad nuclear sector experience. Representatives of these two civil society groups have been active participants in the Nuclear Security Summit process, working to develop actionable policy recommendations and articulate a long-term vision for nuclear security.

The foundation’s recent projects in the nuclear security area have also included meetings to promote collaboration among nuclear security centers of excellence and workshops to facilitate the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540.

Contact Jennifer Smyser for more information.


Op-Eds and Articles

January 2016
Connecting...
Joseph McNamara, Editor

September 2015
The Best Person for the Job
Keith Porter, President

July 2015
Improving Nuclear Security—One Summit at a Time
Global Summitry: Politics, Economics, and Law in International Governance

Anya Loukianova, The Stanley Foundation

April 2015
The Assault on Pelindaba
Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

October 2014
CONSIDER THIS...

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

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LATEST PUBLICATION

Sustainable Nuclear Security Governance: Beyond the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
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November 2015

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is the last in a series of summits initiated by US President Barack Obama in 2010. Each successive summit has built on previous pledges to secure nuclear materials, ratify international legal instruments, and provide support for global efforts to improve nuclear security oversight and governance. The NSS process has also built a community of trusted stakeholders: sherpas from governments and international organizations,... Read More

EVENTS
Current
02/29/16   The Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists
03/03/16   Fissile Materials Working Group Quarterly Meeting
03/29/16   Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group Workshop: Nuclear Governance in the Post-Summit Period
Past
10/27/15   The Quest for Nuclear Security Standards
10/14/15   56th Strategy for Peace Conference
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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 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 Associate, Nuclear Security: The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department. 


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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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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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