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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 Jennifer Smyser for more information.


Op-Eds and Articles

October 2014
Matching Words With Deeds
Keith Porter

October 2014
CONSIDER THIS...

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

July 2014
Eight Days in Bangui
Evan Cinq-Mars

March 2014
Rivalry, Vengeance, and Hope
Andrei Serbin Pont

March 2014
A House Divided
Ramesh Thakur

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CONTACT
Jennifer Smyser
jsmyser@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6884

LATEST PUBLICATION

Economic Drivers of Mass Atrocities:
Implications for Policy and Prevention
Dr. Raymond Gilpin
Policy Analysis Brief
August 2015

This brief recommends the adoption of comprehensive natural resource management compacts, which could prevent violent conflict by rebuilding the social contract involving governments, companies, and communities. Read More

EVENTS
Current
09/09/15   The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: Perspectives and Opportunities
10/14/15   56th Strategy for Peace Conference
Past
06/23/15   5th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points
06/04/15   Order and Disorder in Today's Global Order
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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.

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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.


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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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