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The Stanley Foundation is a Midwest-based foreign policy nonprofit that brings a nonpartisan perspective to world affairs. We have in-house experts on genocide prevention, nuclear policy, and climate change.

SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents
In the event of a radiation incident such as the use of a so-called dirty bomb or nuclear reactor incident, accurate and swift reporting is vital to public safety. This guide is intended to both help the journalist to be safe if they are covering such a story and to provide basic safety information that can be conveyed to the public to limit the risk of radiation exposure.

 

Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Journalists would play an indispensable role keeping the public informed in an emergency resulting in the release of radiation, either accidental or deliberate. But what do they need to do their job effectively? The following recommendations to authorities who would manage such an emergency were drafted by participants in the 2016 Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists.


Press Releases

August 14, 2017
Stanley Foundation Names Successor to Richard Stanley
MUSCATINE, IOWA (August 14, 2017) — The Stanley Foundation Board of Directors has named Brian Hanson to succeed Richard Stanley as board chair, effective in November.

November 15, 2016
Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100 percent renewable energy
On November 15, 2016, the Stanley Foundation, along with several partners representing government, business, and civil society, collaborated on the event "100 Percent Renewable Energy for 1.5° C." View Press Release.

April 29, 2016
Stanley Foundation Commits to Help World Reach
Ambitious Climate Change Goal

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 29, 2016) The Stanley Foundation today announced that its climate change programming will be committed to driving worldwide cooperation on an unprecedented global goal to limit average temperature increases to just 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5°C or 2.7°F) above preindustrial levels. The foundation’s climate change work will focus on pushing the international community well beyond pledges made in Paris last December to curb global climate change.

December 5, 2015
Press Release: COP21: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to reveal 2 global reports
COP21: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will reveal two global reports
  • Nine Global Actions That Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions
  • Climate Finance Action Plan That Shows How to Replicate These Successes Around the World
Paris, 5 December 2015 - R20 Founder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yale University, and the Stanley Foundation, in collaboration with the R20 and USC Schwarzenegger Institute, released "Scaling Up: From Local to Global Climate Action."

August 27, 2015
Stanley Foundation Names Two Vice Presidents
The Stanley Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior staff members. Jennifer Smyser, director of policy programming strategy, and Patricia Papke, director of operations, were both elected as vice presidents by the foundation’s Board of Directors at their August meeting.

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In the News


‘Continuity and Change’: Brian Hanson named chairman of Stanley Foundation

"The International Order under Fire" (featuring Keith Porter and Jennifer Smyser)

1985 Visit to Muscatine Never Forgotten by Chinese President from the Muscatine Journal, (quoting Keith Porter)

Muscatine Think Tank Has Global Reach from Muscatine Magazine (quoting Joseph McNamara and Keith Porter)

Two Muscatine teachers receive the 2017 Stanley Foundation’s Explorer Award (quoting Jill Goldesberry)


CONTACTS
To request interviews, resources, or to get in touch with an expert for a story, please contact:
Keith Porter
kporter@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6863

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING PROJECT

The International Reporting Project (IRP) and the Stanley Foundation collaborated to bring five international journalists to Marrakech, Morocco to report on the Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from November 7-18, 2016. Read their stories.

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EVENTS
Current
10/05/17   Land Use Dialogues: Setting International Policy Objectives for Agriculture Transitions in Pursuit of the 1.5° C Goal
10/18/17   58th Strategy for Peace Conference
10/30/17   World Conference of Science Journalists: Nuclear Data Journalism Workshop at Planet Labs
Past
09/22/17   Nonstate Climate Action at COP23 as a Stepping Stone to 2018
09/07/17   UN-Civil Society Cooperation: Strengthening Accountability and Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect
HIGHLIGHTS
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.

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