Type of SupportProject
Renewal of funding for Professor John Lewis’ high-level dialogues between Chinese and American decision makers and experts would support the only such dialogue that deals specifically with the militarily relevant nuclear strategy of China and its critical relationship to comparable military strategies and programs in the United States. Over the next two years, the American and Chinese teams involved in the dialogues would capitalize on the recent agreement between the United States and China to create a center on nuclear excellence located in China to generate proposals for technical and political cooperation on nuclear issues. This dialogue also has a record of providing influential American participants, including former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry, with access to their Chinese counterparts. It would also give the participants the opportunity to communicate directly with U.S. policymakers to whom they would not otherwise have access.
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for a new paradigm for utility wildfire safety in California
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s mission is to produce breakthrough environmental knowledge and solutions that sustain people and planet today and for generations to come. This grant supports the institute’s ability to identify more effective utility wildfire safety solutions in California, which is critical to achieving both wildfire resilience and climate goals. (Substrategy: Wildfire)
for the Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons project
Former secretary of state George Shultz’s Toward a World Free of Nuclear weapons project has renewed and catalyzed worldwide interest in reestablishing the vision of, and taking steps toward, significant reductions in global nuclear arsenals and their ultimate elimination. In the coming year, Secretary Shultz, renowned physicist Sidney Drell, and former Ambassador James Goodby plan to enlist the support of countries that have nuclear weapons capabilities and those that are potential nuclear weapon states to encourage step-by-step progress toward a reduction in the role of nuclear weapons worldwide. Such steps could include beginning joint aerial monitoring for nuclear weapons testing and developing methods to encourage active participation of the nine nuclear weapons states in accelerating disarmament.
for the Woods Institute Leopold Fellowship
This grant to the Woods Institute at Stanford University would provide communication training to outstanding scientists working in a broad range of environmental fields. The goal is to impart the skills necessary for scientists to translate their knowledge in non-academic settings in a manner that is understandable to decision makers, media, and the public.