The Managing Global Insecurity (MGI) project aims to develop and promote an integrated national strategy for the United States that will help it gain the international cooperation it needs to be secure and prosperous in the twenty-first century. MGI’s core strategy is to build an international order that rests on "responsible sovereignty"—that is, an interdependent world of effective states that recognize sovereignty as protecting the dignity and well-being of their own citizens and also protecting other countries’ citizens by jointly combating transnational threats. We supported two earlier phases of MGI, covering research and consultations in preparation for the publication of a book, Power and Responsibility, and a related Plan for Action, as well as a substantial domestic outreach effort. In this next phase, MGI will focus on three strands of activity: (1) developing new definitions of "responsible sovereignty" in theoretical and political terms; (2) investigating strategic thinking on international cooperation among emerging powers; and (3) improving or devising cooperative responses to specific transnational challenges.
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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.