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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

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)

January 2017
The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Could It Inform Future Nonproliferation and Disarmament?
Policy Dialogue Brief (240K)

December 2016
The Power of the Private Sector in Preventing Atrocities and Promoting the Responsibility to Protect
Policy Dialogue Brief (266K)

December 2016
A Multistakeholder Governance Agenda: What Are the Opportunities?
Policy Dialogue Brief (276K)

December 2016
International Nuclear Security Peer Reviews:
Making the IAEA IPPAS General and Sustainable

Other Publication (171K)

December 2016
Nuclear Security Checklist Results
Demonstrating Implementation of IAEA Information Circular 869

Other Publication (235K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

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
Consider This...

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

April 2017
Farming a Warmer Planet
Zack Colman, Christian Science Monitor

April 2017
‘Everyone’s Background Is Different’
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

November 2016
Moving Forward Together
Joseph McNamara, Editor

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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.

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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