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Global Leadership

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

The Stanley Foundation currently has no programming efforts exclusively focused on Global Leadership. All recent products from the foundation's Global Leadership work are archived on this page.


Policy Publications

May 2014
An Efficient Approach to Climate Change at the G-20
Other Publication (59K)

February 2014
Back to Reality: India’s National Interests and Multilateralism
Radha Kumar and Ambassador Achal Malhotra
Policy Analysis Brief (396K)

February 2014
Bright Spots: Expert Views on Emerging-Established Power Cooperation
Conference Report (382K)

December 2013
G-20 Action on Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions
Other Publication (382K)

December 2013
The G-20 and Climate Change: Beyond Goal Setting at Brisbane
Other Publication (715K)

October 2013
Cooperation Between Emerging and Established Powers—Where Are the Openings?
Policy Memo (431K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

October 2014
CONSIDER THIS...

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

July 2014
Global Governance Reimagined
Keith Porter

March 2014
A House Divided
Ramesh Thakur

March 2014
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Climate Talks

November 2013
Why the G-20 Still Matters
Zhu Jiejin

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LATEST PUBLICATION

An Efficient Approach to Climate Change at the G-20
Other Publication
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
Past
11/19/14   The Nonstate Role in Multilateral Cooperation
10/22/14   Global Security Seminar for Journalists
HIGHLIGHTS
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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the latest the latest
Our bimonthly newsletter looks at the need to establish a group to negotiate an international convention on nuclear security. The Spring issue of Courier has been published and we feature a new analysis brief that offers two ideas for energizing the international community to build the rule of law around the world.

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


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The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues. To reduce our carbon footprint and cut waste, we almost exclusively, use electronic distribution for our publications. Sign up to receive our resources via e-mail.

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.

Watch and Learn Watch and Learn
Stanley Foundation events, talks, video reports, and segments from our Now Showing event-in-a-box series can now be viewed on YouTube. To receive regular updates on our video posts, please subscribe today.