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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

November 2018
Jai-Ayla Quest Testimony Before Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Other Publication (452K)

November 2018
Transitions for Sustainable Consumption After the Paris Agreement
Dale Southerton, Ph.D. and Daniel Welch, Ph.D.
Policy Analysis Brief (612K)

November 2018
Better Than a Floppy: The Potential of Distributed Ledger Technology for Nuclear Safeguards Information Management
Cindy Vestergaard, Ph.D.
Policy Analysis Brief (491K)

October 2018
Additive Manufacturing and Nuclear Nonproliferation: Shared Perspectives on Security Implications and Governance Options
Policy Dialogue Brief (393K)

October 2018
Respuestas Regionales a la Crisis Venezolana: Fortaleciendo las capacidades de la Sociedad civil e iniciativas multilaterales
Policy Memo (336K)

October 2018
Shifting to Sustainable Consumption for 1.5°C:
Gaps, Solutions, and New Policy Agendas

Policy Dialogue Brief (442K)

July 2018
Enhancing Ambition on Forests to Achieve the 1.5°C Goal
Real Economy. Real Talk.

Policy Dialogue Brief (1,009K)

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
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)

Op-Eds and Articles

November 2018
Consider This

November 2018
Innovative Ideas for Global Challenges

November 2018
Leading by Example
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

November 2018
Nuclear Policy Takes a Deep Dive Into Blockchain
Morgen Peck

November 2018
Keeping Peace in the Central African Republic
Simon Allison in Bangui with photos by Will Baxter

November 2018
The Potential of Private Enterprise
Matthew Schweitzer

November 2018
A Life Beyond Borders
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

August 2018
International Women Authors Event to Feature Valeria Luiselli

August 2018
The Good of Global Governance

August 2018
Dangerous Territory
By Mary Curtin

August 2018
Half the Peace
By Peter Coleman

August 2018
A Cold Shoulder on Turtle Bay
By Ashley Murphy

August 2018
A Climate of Urgency
By Munyaradzi Makoni

August 2018
A Cornerstone of Our Mission
By Jill Goldesberry

April 2018
Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence


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 Winter 2018 issue of Courier focuses on innovators and innovative ideas for global challenges—the role of women and vulnerable countries in mitigating climate change; the potential of blockchain technology in nuclear safeguards; the part the Boy Scouts are playing to keep the peace in the Central African Republic; the possibility that private enterprise could contribute to a more resilient society in Iraq; and an appreciation of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Winter 2018 PDF. Subscribe for Free.

The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP24 The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP24
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.

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.

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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.