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Large-scale and systematic violence are on the rise around the globe—disrupting societies, creating spillover effects, and stretching the international system thin. The consequences of failing to prevent such violence are too great to ignore.

Stakeholders at all levels are demanding new strategies for preventing, responding to, and recovering from mass violence. To overcome the threat to global peace and security, state and nonstate actors alike must work collectively to design fresh approaches to strengthening societal resilience to mass violence and atrocities.


Current Work

To ensure that diverse stakeholders at all levels create durable and inclusive institutions and mechanisms that strengthen societal resilience to mass violence and atrocities, the Stanley Foundation focuses on: 

  • Helping establish prevention-focused regional networks that support effective policy action at the national, regional, and international levels to build resilience.
  • Engaging different policy sectors to work effectively together to develop and promote a resilience agenda.
  • Promoting evidence of “what works” in building resilience at the regional, national, and local levels in global-reform processes.  

Building on the foundation’s work on genocide and mass atrocity prevention, this work draws on our strengths as a convener of key stakeholders, including international and regional organizations, national governments, civil society, and the private sector. We commission expert analysis to encourage innovative policy ideas and actively engage the media on policy issues related to strengthening resilience to mass violence and atrocities. 

Contact Jai Sutherland for more information.


Latest Publication

Annual Report 2016: Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Other Publication
April 2017

The Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention concluded its fourth year of work in 2016. Among its accomplishments was the completion of the pilot phase of the Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Read More

Op-Eds and Articles

April 2017
Cooperation and Collective Action
Joseph McNamara, Editor, The Stanley Foundation

April 2017
Conflict Averted Without Anyone Firing a Shot
Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall

April 2017
International Order at Risk
Keith Porter, President, The Stanley Foundation

April 2017
“My Apartment Building Is Full of Women Worrying About What Is Next”
Abigail Higgins, Reporting for The Development Set

November 2016
Prevent Mass Atrocities and Genocide with Real Action
Allyson Neville

November 2016
Genocide Survivor Asks World to Listen
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

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CONTACT
Jai-Ayla Sutherland
jsutherland@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6862
307-259-8377 cell

CONVENING POSTSCRIPT

Global Parliamentarians
The role of the legislative branch in building national mechanisms for atrocity prevention

The Hague Institute for Global Justice
The Hague, Netherlands
April 13–14, 2017

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EVENTS
Current
05/30/17   A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia (Film Screening and Panel Discussion)
05/31/17   A Climate for Conflict: Somalia
Past
04/13/17   Global Parliamentarians: The Role of the Legislative Branch in Building National Mechanisms for Atrocity Prevention
12/08/16   Climate Change & Food Insecurity—The Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Preventing Atrocities
HIGHLIGHTS
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.


Courier Courier
The Spring 2017 issue of Courier provides insight and perspective on different global policy areas, including mass atrocity prevention in the Gambia and climate change agricultural innovation in Morocco. This issue also features a special look at the global order by Stanley Foundation president, Keith Porter; a feature on the struggle of a Somalian refugee hoping to resettle in the US; and a Q&A from our latest explorer award winner. The full Spring 2017 issue. PDF (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

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.

Employment Opportunities
Policy Program Associate, Mass Violence and Atrocities
Position Overview

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will work with the foundation’s policy programming team and other staff to support the planning, implementation, and assessment of the impact of the foundation’s human protection policy programming in pursuit of our mission, vision, and organizational goals.


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