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Today’s realities demand positive international cooperation. Shared global challenges require creative multilateral solutions. Annual world leader summits like the G-8 and G-20 are free from the traditional trappings of fixed institutions like the United Nations. These gatherings adapt more easily to shifts in power, influence and political alignment.

The true test of leadership will be in what issues make it to the agenda, and whether leaders truly use these forums to bridge differences and tackle urgent problems.


Current Work

A More Effective G-8 and G-20
Regular summits of world powers should better marshal their political will to tackle urgent global problems. Foundation efforts advocate an expansion of the summits' agenda—as well as focused diplomacy to bridge differences, follow-through on policy initiatives, and complement relationships with the United Nations and other multilateral institutions. These reforms will help the summits contribute to more effective global governance and tap the international community’s capacity. See our resources in connection with recent G-8 and G-20 meetings.


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LATEST PUBLICATION

An Efficient Approach to Climate Change at the G-20
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May 2014

In a series of essays on the Australian G-20 presidency, analysts from 11 countries, including the Stanley Foundation’s Rei Tang, examined whether Australia has been able to make progress as the G-20 chair; which global issues need more attention; and what must be done to make the Brisbane Summit a success. Read More

EVENTS

10/22/14   Global Security Seminar for Journalists
HIGHLIGHTS
Courier Courier
In the newest issue of Courier, our editor takes on Godzilla to find out what the fictional prehistoric monster can teach us about our collective fight to solve common global problems. Keith Porter writes about the challenges that global governance faces in the future. 

We also have a sobering look at the Central African Republic, a piece on India’s climate change policy, and an interview about genocide prevention. Lastly, an investigative news nonprofit takes a deep dive into Japan's controversial plutonium-reprocessing plant.

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Author Anchee Min Speaks Author Anchee Min Speaks
8th Annual International Women Authors Event
Featuring Best-selling Author Anchee Min
November 6, 2014
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

New Video on Nuclear Security New Video on Nuclear Security
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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Our bimonthly newsletter looks at a Latin America network to stop mass atrocities as well as a seminar for journalists aimed at demystifying nuclear lingo. We also have a slideshow of our annual Investigation U. summer camp for students.

In the latest, you’ll find many extras—from upcoming events to multimedia resources. Sign up now


Now Showing Now Showing
This Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. It aims to encourage discussion of how future efforts might better protect populations under threat, giving new resolve to the promise of never again. Sign Up.

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