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Genocide and mass atrocities can be prevented by promoting the acceptance of states' sovereign responsibilities to ensure basic human protection. The world must help countries meet those responsibilities and ensure an effective multilateral response when states prove unwilling to honor them, a preventive framework outlined by the United Nations' Responsibility to Protect.


Current Work

Strategic Early Prevention, Capacity Building
To prevent the next mass atrocity, the Stanley Foundation engages UN officials, diplomats, and policymakers to support full implementation of the Responsibility to Protect—particularly as a preventive framework. We work to promote strategic policy approaches to pre-crisis atrocity prevention and greater international coordination in both preventing and responding to mass atrocity threats.

The foundation also considers civil society perspectives for building state capacity to prevent atrocity crimes. Contact Carrie DuLaney for more information.


Latest Publication

Allies Against Atrocities
Other Publication
May 2016

This policy brief explores current capabilities and gaps of key national and institutional actors to prevent and respond to atrocities. It is written by Lee Feinstein, dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies and former US Ambassador to Poland; and Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Read More

Policy Publications

May 2016
Allies Against Atrocities
Other Publication (115K)

April 2016
Reducing Risk, Strengthening Resilience: Toward the Structural Prevention of Atrocity Crimes
Alex Bellamy
Policy Analysis Brief (758K)

March 2016
2015 LAN Annual Report
Other Publication (3,342K)

January 2016
Violent Nonstate Actors as
Perpetrators and Enablers of Atrocity Crimes

Policy Dialogue Brief (202K)

January 2016
The First Response: Peaceful Means in the Third Pillar of the Responsibility to Protect
By Alex Bellamy
Policy Analysis Brief (2,916K)

November 2015
The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: Perspectives and Opportunities
Other Publication (409K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

March 2016
Acting on the Responsibility to Protect
Alex J. Bellamy

January 2016
Connecting...
Joseph McNamara, Editor

January 2016
Peaceful Tools in the Responsibility to Protect
Alex Bellamy

September 2015
Defying Mass Violence and Genocide
Lee Ann De Reus

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

September 2015
Hope in Darkness
Anthony Kasongo

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HIGHLIGHTS
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.

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

Communications Specialist: The Stanley Foundation seeks an experienced communications specialist to join its Communications Department.

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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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 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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