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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.

To reduce our carbon footprint and cut waste, we almost exclusively, use electronic distribution for our publications. Sign up to receive our resources via e-mail.


Policy Publications

June 2018
Twenty journalists awarded fellowships to cover key climate change meetings in San Francisco, Katowice
Other Publication (113K)

June 2018
An Internet of Nuclear Things: Emerging Technology and the Future of Supply Chain Security
Wyatt Hoffman and Tristan Volpe
Policy Analysis Brief (317K)

April 2018
Land Use Dialogues: Setting International Policy Objectives for Agriculture Transitions in Pursuit of the 1.5° C Goal
Policy Dialogue Brief (714K)

April 2018
Accelerating the Phase Out of Coal-Fired Power Generation: International Collaboration and Diplomacy
Other Publication (413K)

March 2018
Regional Responses to the Crisis in Venezuela: Safeguarding the Human Rights of Refugees and Migrants
Policy Memo (252K)

March 2018
Respuestas Regionales a la Crisis en Venezuela: Resguardando los Derechos Humanos de Refugiados y Migrantes
Policy Memo (138K)

March 2018
Setting an International Policy Agenda for Just Transition
Policy Dialogue Brief (209K)

March 2018
Looking Beyond Borders: The Circular Economy Pathway for Pursuing 1.5° C
Jelmer Hoogzaad and Matthieu Bardout
Policy Analysis Brief (774K)

February 2018
Three Tweets to Midnight: Nuclear Crisis Stability and the Information Ecosystem
Policy Dialogue Brief (340K)

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 (389K)

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)

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Op-Eds and Articles

April 2018
Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence

April 2018
2017 Global Peace Index

April 2018
A Happy Place to Be a Cow
Francie Williamson

April 2018
Our Heritage, Our Future
Keith Porter, Editor

April 2018
Dick and Mary Jo Stanley

April 2018
When There Are No More Fish
Abby Seiff and Photography by Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

April 2018
The Critical Human Element in the Machine Age of Warfare
Elsa B. Kania

April 2018
On the Digital Frontlines
Journalist Kim Zetter, author of Countdown to Zero Day

April 2018
Success Far From Certain
Alison Giffen

April 2018
More Alike Than Different
Francie Williamson

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

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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.

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Employment Opportunities
Policy Program Associate, Nuclear Policy

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department to contribute energy, creativity, and analytical skill to the design and implementation of programming on technology and nuclear policy. 

Operations Specialist
Seeking 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. This full-time position involves event-planning operations and activities for various programming efforts on climate change, nuclear policy issues, and mass violence and atrocities. 

 


Courier Courier
The Spring 2018 issue of Courier highlights the issues facing Cambodian fishermen as their lakes are affected by climate change. It includes a tribute to Dick and Mary Jo Stanley, a look at UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ attempts at UN reform, and a peek at our Iowa Student Global Leadership conference.

The issue also focuses on how artificial intelligence is being integrated into military systems around the world, how sustainable farming practices can impact carbon emissions, and the cyber vulnerabilities of the world’s most dangerous weapons. Spring 2018 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.


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.


Watch and Learn Watch and Learn
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