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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-Ayla Quest for more information.


Latest Publication

Regional Responses to the Crisis in Venezuela: Safeguarding the Human Rights of Refugees and Migrants
Policy Memo
March 2018

This policy memo reflects the workshop discussion and includes collectively defined elements about the characteristics of the crisis and recommendations for policy makers and civil society organizations at the national and regional levels. Read More

CONTACTS
Jai-Ayla Quest
jquest@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6883
307-259-8377 cell
Kelsey Shantz
kshantz@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6851

EVENTS
Past
06/25/18   Regional Workshop for Legislative and Executive Officials on Mass Atrocity Prevention from ASEAN and other Southeast Asian States
06/02/18   Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace

CONVENING POSTSCRIPT

Making Atrocity Prevention Effective
Experts shared case studies from Myanmar, Burundi and CAR and discussed their experiences in atrocity prevention.
Columbia University, New York, NY
March 26, 2018
Watch the video

Symposium on Global Mass Violence & Atrocities
South Dakota State University World Affairs Council
Brookings, S.D.
January 26, 2018
Watch Jai-Ayla Quest and Kelsey Shantz take part in a panel 

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
Learn more


Spanish Translations

Respuestas Regionales a la Crisis en Venezuela: Resguardando los Derechos Humanos de Refugiados y Migrantes
Policy Memo
March 2018
Bogata, Colombia

Plan de Acción de Milán para prevenir el extremismo violento y las atrocidades masivas
Milan Forum for Parliamentary Action in Preventing Violent Extremism and Mass Atrocities
November 2017
Milan, Italy

Reduciendo Riesgos, Fortaleciendo la Resiliencia: Hacia la Prevención Estructural de Crimenes Atroces
Policy Analysis Brief
Autor Alex Bellamy
September 2017

A pesar de la falta de atención y procesos más amplios y completos, el trabajo de prevención estructural es absolutamente esencial para prevenir crímenes atroces. A través de varios años, la Fundación Stanley ha apoyado diálogos e ideas frescas sobre la prevención estructural. Este Policy Analysis Brief apunta a sintetizar las conclusiones claves de este trabajo en prevención estructural y, sobre todo, articular formas en las cuales traducir teorías sobre la prevención estructural en acciones prácticas.

Respuestas Regionales a la Crisis en Venezuela
Policy Memo
August 2017

Este Policy Memo refleja la discusión del taller e incluye elementos definidos colectivamente sobre las características de la crisis y recomendaciones para decisores políticos y organizaciones de sociedad civil a nivel nacional y regional.

La Prevención de Atrocidades Masivas: Una hoja de ruta para legisladores
Policy Memo
July 2017

Red Latinoamericana para la Prevevención del Genocidio y Atrocidades Masivas
Informe Anual 2016

French Translations

Plan d’action de Milan sur la prévention de l’extrémisme violent et des atrocités de masse-French
Milan Forum for Parliamentary Action in Preventing Violent Extremism and Mass Atrocities
November 2017
Milan, Italy


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12th Annual International Women Authors Series 12th Annual International Women Authors Series
Featuring Best-Selling Author Valeria Luiselli

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Radisson Quad City Plaza
111 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA
 
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59th Strategy for Peace Conference 59th Strategy for Peace Conference
The Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference annually to consider key policy challenges, drawing on the experience and knowledge of invited experts from the public and private sectors.

At the conference concurrent roundtables are focused on each of the foundation’s three current areas of programming—climate changenuclear policy, and mass violence and atrocities. This year a fourth roundtable will focus on global governance. Roundtable discussion is intended to generate group consensus recommendations for policy change and multilateral action. More.


Courier Courier
The Summer 2018 edition of Courier considers the future of multilateralism. Is it a tool for applying a nation’s collective intellect to the world’s greatest challenges? Or is it an affront to state sovereignty and an indication of political ineptitude?

Also in this issue, we explore the UN approach to sustaining peace and the Security Council’s role in climate policy; how Cape Town, South Africa is modeling climate action at the local level; and the importance of educating youth on the potential of global citizenship. Summer 2018 PDF. Subscribe for Free.


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Investigation U. Camper Photos Investigation U. Camper Photos
We had a great group of campers attend the Investigation U. program this summer. Click here for photos. For participants only, username: IU2018.

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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.


The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23 The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23
As a part of our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5° C, the foundation put forward policy ideas to achieve a global turning point in emissions by 2020, built upon efforts to catalyze global climate action by countries and sub- and non-state actors, and worked with journalists to strengthen coverage of the UN climate negotiations.