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The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues. We encourage use of our resources for educational purposes. Any part of the material may be duplicated with proper acknowledgment.

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Policy Publications

January 2018
Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Consequences
Other Publication (324K)

January 2018
Taking Stock of the Evidence: What Works to Reduce Violence and Prevent Atrocities?
Policy Dialogue Brief (390K)

November 2017
Setting an International Policy Agenda for Just Transitions
Policy Memo (265K)

November 2017
Taking Stock of the Evidence: What Works to Reduce Violence and Prevent Atrocities?
Policy Memo (610K)

November 2017
Three Tweets to Midnight: Nuclear Crisis Stability and the Information Ecosystem
Policy Memo (248K)

October 2017
Regional Responses to the Crisis in Venezuela
Policy Memo (93K)

October 2017
UN-Civil Society Cooperation to Strengthen Accountability and Prevention Under the Responsibility to Protect
Policy Memo (219K)

August 2017
Respuestas Regionales a la Crisis en Venezuela
Policy Memo (96K)

July 2017
Preventing Mass Atrocities: A Road Map for Legislators
Policy Memo (611K)

June 2017
Human Protection: Strategic Opportunities in a Challenging Political Environment
Other Publication (813K)

May 2017
The Circular Economy Pathway to Pursuing 1.5° C
(A presentation on circular economy strategies and climate change)

Other Publication (9,938K)

April 2017
Strengthening Just Transition Policies in International Climate Governance
Anabella Rosemberg
Policy Analysis Brief (471K)

April 2017
Countdown to 2020
Policy Dialogue Brief (331K)

April 2017
Annual Report 2016: Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Other Publication (1,222K)

January 2017
Risks and Fragmentation: Challenges and Strategies for Nuclear Policy Advocacy
Other Publication (385K)

Op-Eds and Articles

October 2017
Core Values
Keith Porter, Editor

October 2017
Greater Than the Tread of Mighty Armies
Mel Duncan

October 2017
Stripping Secrecy From Nuclear Arms Development
Jeremy Hsu

October 2017
Healing Colombia’s War-Ravaged Landscapes
Juan Francisco Salazar

October 2017
In the Shadows of Giants
Selina Neirok Leem

October 2017
Seeing the World From a Different Perspective
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

October 2017
Foundation Names Successor to Richard Stanley

August 2017
If a Tree Falls in the Forest
Joseph McNamara, Editor

August 2017
Life Beyond Coal
Emma Bryce

August 2017
Urban Breakthrough
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

August 2017
Crisis Cripples Venezuela
Andrés Serbin and Andrei Serbin Pont

August 2017
3-D Printing Capabilities Increase
Marco Fey

August 2017
Security by Design
Anja Kaspersen, senior adviser with the Hastings Center

August 2017
Unplugged: Simple Summer

April 2017
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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.

Courier Courier
The weather has turned chilly, which means it’s time to sit down with the hot beverage of your choice and peruse the Fall 2017 issue of Courier from the Stanley Foundation. This issue includes a look at unarmed civilian protection, the rise of commercial satellite imagery in the monitoring of nuclear proliferation, the threat of environmental problems in Colombia and a tribute to two diplomats from the Marshall Islands. Fall 2017 PDF. (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

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.

Employment Opportunities
Administrative Specialist, Policy Programming
We are seeking an organized, efficient, and detail-oriented administrative specialist. This full-time position provides direct administrative support to the vice president/director of policy programming strategy, and the Policy Programming team who are collectively responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the foundation’s policy and media programming.

Employment Opportunities
Operations Specialist
The Stanley Foundation is looking for a dedicated, dynamic individual who has a passion for working in the field of event planning and prefers a small-business atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.

Program Associate, Media Programming
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate for media programming. Media programming includes workshops, story labs, trainings, briefings, forums, reporting projects, and fellowships for journalists and other media practitioners.

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.

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.

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