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Policy Publications

August 2015
Economic Drivers of Mass Atrocities:
Implications for Policy and Prevention

Dr. Raymond Gilpin
Policy Analysis Brief (470K)

July 2015
The Results We Need in 2016: Policy Recommendations for the Nuclear Security Summit
Other Publication (842K)

June 2015
Fifth Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points
Other Publication (219K)

June 2015
Being There: The Nonstate Role in Multilateral Cooperation
Policy Dialogue Brief (253K)

June 2015
Order and Disorder in Today’s Global Order
Conference Report (161K)

May 2015
Mobilizing Climate Action: To Paris and Beyond
Workshop Summary (201K)

May 2015
Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in Africa: Challenges, Prospects, and Priorities for the Next Decade
Policy Dialogue Brief (251K)

May 2015
The Responsibility to Protect in the Next Decade
Policy Dialogue Brief (210K)

May 2015
Russia’s Nuclear Security Policy: Priorities and Potential Areas for Cooperation
Anton Khlopkov
Policy Analysis Brief (462K)

May 2015
Ten Years Since the World Summit: Developing Civil Society’s Strategy for the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia-Pacific Region
Civil Society Perspectives
Conference Report (810K)

May 2015
The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: The Challenges Ahead
Dr. Edward C. Luck
Policy Analysis Brief (251K)

May 2015
2014 Annual Report: Activities of the Latin American Network
for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Other Publication (2,203K)

April 2015
Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia-Pacific
Policy Dialogue Brief (264K)

April 2015
Summary of Outcomes from the NAZCA Platform Consultation Workshop
Other Publication (330K)

April 2015
Catalyzing Climate Action at All Levels
Other Publication (518K)

Op-Eds and Articles

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
Destination: Peru
Leslie Bennett

April 2015
Consider This...

April 2015
Action for Future Generations
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

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

April 2015
With Open Minds and Open Arms
Ari Bakke

April 2015
A New Architecture for
Climate Action at Paris

S. Jacob Scherr

April 2015
And the Winner Is…

October 2014
A Life of Compassion, Respect, and Love
Keith Porter, President, The Stanley Foundation

October 2014
A Brighter Future

October 2014
Six Feet Above Sea Level
David Wei

October 2014
Matching Words With Deeds
Keith Porter

October 2014

July 2014
Godzilla and Global Governance
Jennifer Smyser, Editor

July 2014
Eight Days in Bangui
Evan Cinq-Mars


Now Showing

The Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkits offered by the Stanley Foundation are designed to encourage discussion about the most urgent global issues today. They contain everything needed for an easy-to-plan, successful event. Toolkit materials includes:

  • Event planner and moderator guide chock-full of helpful tips.
  • Color posters to promote your event.
  • Discussion guides for group dialogue.
  • Background materials on the discussion topics.

The following toolkits are available ONLINE ONLY to interested groups and individuals:

Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence
This toolkit 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.

Fragile States, Global Consequences
This toolkit features a DVD that helps viewers examine the global challenge of fragile states. It aims to encourage discussion of the growing movement in the international community to find comprehensive ways to promote stronger nations, and, more effective ways to deal with those that are already on the brink of failure.

Radioactive Challenge
This toolkit features a DVD that helps viewers examine the challenge of securing vulnerable nuclear materials globally. It aims to encourage discussion of the complexities of the “world’s greatest security challenge,” keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists.

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.

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 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.