The Stanley Foundation
Seeking a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on global citizenship and effective global governance.
NSGEG Report Launch and Press Briefing

December 7, 2016

Vienna, Austria

Alongside the “International Conference on Nuclear Security” hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), members of the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG) will release two new publications on countries’ efforts at implementing or strengthening nuclear security practices.  

The first report, “International Nuclear Security Peer Reviews: Making the IAEA IPPAS General and Sustainable” by Anita Nilsson, Caroline Jorant, and John Bernhard,  reviews the critical elements of a generalized and sustainable IAEA peer review system and provides recommendations that, if implemented, will strengthen the IAEA service and place the international peer review in a new relation with the national assessments of operators’ compliance with their licenses of operation.

NSGEG experts will also release a working paper on states’ implementation of the Strengthening Nuclear Security Implementation (SNSI) initiative. The SNSI, now IAEA Information Circular 869, commits signatories to subscribe to the IAEA’s Fundamentals of Nuclear Security. This working paper assembles data, as self-reported by SNSI participants, and examines how countries are making progress on their commitments to this initiative.

The following experts will provide updates on key global nuclear security issues, as well as insight into critical issues and developments on the table for future action at the upcoming Summit and beyond:

Kenneth Luongo is the president and founder of the Partnership for Global Security (PGS). From 1997–2004, he also was a senior visiting fellow and visiting research collaborator with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.

Anita Nilsson is the former director of the Office of Nuclear Security in the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the IAEA, where she was responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the IAEA´s Nuclear Security Plans, the latest for 2010–2013, to prevent, detect, and respond to acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof.

Caroline Jorant is president of SDRI Consulting which is focused on international relations in the energy sector with a special emphasis in nuclear energy.

John Bernhard has served as ambassador and permanent representative of Denmark to the IAEA (2005–2011), member of the IAEA Board of Governors (2009–2011), and vice-chairman of the IAEA Board (2010–2011).

Invitation Only

Ben Loehrke
2017 International Women Authors Event 2017 International Women Authors Event
Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” will be the featured speaker at the 2017 International Women Authors event on November 9 in Rock Island, Illinois.

Courier Courier
As summer winds down, take a look at the new issue of Courier from the Stanley Foundation. The Summer 2017 issue delves into topics including the transition away from coal in Germany, the increased role of cities in global governance, and the crisis in Venezuela. Also in this issue, read about the increased capabilities of 3D printing, and oversight over emerging technologies. Summer 2017 PDF (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences 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.

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia
The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict.

Stanley Foundation at 60
On December 12, 1956, the Stanley Foundation was certified as a nonprofit corporation in the state of Iowa, bringing to life an organization dedicated to creating a world in which there is a secure peace with freedom and justice. Sixty years later, the organization continues to pursue and advance that vision as a thriving nonpartisan operating foundation. Moreover, it remains an organization with a professional staff and the involvement of family members who have an ongoing role in shaping its strategy and core values. More.

Receive Materials Receive Materials
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.

the latest the latest
Our bimonthly newsletter is filled with resources to keep you up to date with our work at the Stanley Foundation. Each edition includes news about recent publications and stories as well as features our people and partners.

You will also find many extras, from upcoming events to multimedia resources. Sign up for the latest to stay engaged on key global issues.

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.