Type of SupportProject
The Preventive Defense Project at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation plans to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the choice faced by the United States in the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Co-Project Directors Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry, former head of Los Alamos National Lab and former Secretary of Defense, respectively, will conduct both a scientific and a social scientific review of the value to the U.S. of ratifying the treaty as well the costs of doing so. We hope that this effort will help policymakers and the public to make a fair and considered decision regarding the CTBT when it comes up for ratification in the U.S. and that, down the road, it will also help other countries to make similarly well-considered and evidence-based decisions.
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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.