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MacArthur Foundation: International Peace and Security, Recent Grants

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MacArthur Foundation Recent Grants International Peace and Security [1]

Asia Security Initiative

$600,000 in support of a program of research and convening activities in the United States, China, Japan, and India to maintain peace and security in Asia (over two years). (2006)

$250,000 in support of a study of Asia-Pacific views on regional institutions (over two years). (2007)

$160,000 in support of research by Chinese technical and policy experts on the nuclear strategies and policies of states with nuclear weapons (over two years). (2008)

$250,000 in support of the Asian security summit for 2008, the Shangri-La Dialogue. (2008)

$120,000 in support of the journal "Science of International Politics" (over two years). (2005)

$250,000 in support of training and research on science and security issues in the Arms Control Program (over three years). (2005)

$250,000 in support of training and workshops to strengthen Chinese companies' awareness of and responsiveness to nonproliferation controls, in partnership with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (over two years). (2007)

Science and Technology Security Policy

$200,000 in support of work on worldwide spent fuel and radioactive waste management and ways to achieve a low-waste nuclear fuel cycle (over two years). (2007)

$92,000 in support of technical research on space debris and other risks to spacecraft and satellites (over two years). (2005)

$2,000,000 in support of research and analysis on homeland and international security problems of a scientific and technical nature (over five years). (2005)

$160,000 in support of a project to bring science, technology and security policy issues to the attention of national, foreign and regional media (over two years). (2007)

$143,000 for the project "Science, Technology and Security Policy: Enhancing Media and Public Understanding" (over two years). (2005)

$95,000 to support a project on the role of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. (2008)

$100,000 in support of policy research on efforts to control and limit the spread of biological weapons (over two years). (2005)

$100,000 in support of research by Chinese technical and policy experts on non-state proliferation networks (over two years). (2005)

$1,860,000 in support of training and research on security issues with a scientific and technical dimension (over five years). (2005)

$525,000 in support of research and outreach to reduce the dangers associated with nuclear weapons and technology (over three years). (2005)

$88,000 for the organization of an international research network on technologies to detect nuclear material production. (2005)

$128,000 in support of the coordination of a research network on technologies to detect nuclear material production (over two years). (2007)

$900,000 in support ofcoverage of science and security issues and public forums (over three years). (2006)

$1,840,000 in support of a program to train a new generation of scientists and engineers in technical research and policy analysis of security issues (over five years). (2005)

$290,000 in support of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Convention Bulletin and a project to modernize and sustain the Sussex Harvard Information Bank for the benefit of future researchers (over three years). (2006)

$200,000 in support of technical discussions between scientists from China, the United States, and other countries on major security issues (over three years). (2005)

$900,000 in support of an interdisciplinary program of research and training to strengthen scientific advice on international security policy (over three years). (2006)

$150,000 in support of nuclear confidence-building measures and threat reduction efforts in South Asia (over three years). (2005)

$1,200,000 in support of technical research and track two dialogues by the Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group (over three years). (2006)

$450,000 in support of a research and training program on Technical Aspects of Disarmament and Nonproliferation (over three years). (2006)

$975,000 in support of technical studies and international dialogue aimed at reducing the dangers posed by nuclear and biological weapons (over three years). (2005)

$150,000 in support of training and research on science and security issues in the International Security Program (over two years). (2005)

$2,250,000 in support of research, training and collaboration with independent analysts world wide on issues at the intersection of science, technology and security (over five years). (2005)

$525,000 in support of publications on the control and elimination of weapons systems, and for maintaining communications among scientists worldwide on regional and international security (over three years). (2005)

$2,100,000 in support of research, training and collaboration with independent analysts worldwide on issues at the intersection of science, technology and security (over five years). (2006)

$225,000 in support of publications on the control and elimination of weapons systems, and for maintaining communications among scientists worldwide on regional and international security (over three years). (2005)

$650,000 in support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to proliferation and other risks associated with nuclear power, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and China security issues (over two years). (2007)

$250,000 in support of a project to strengthen the capacities of the United Nations system to respond to proliferation dangers. (2006)

$85,000 in support of a workshop and outreach activities to develop community-wide standards in the field of synthetic biology to ensure responsible development and minimize the potential for accidents or terrorism. (2005)

$125,000 in support of training and workshops in partnership with the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (over two years). (2005)

$290,000 in support of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Convention Bulletin and a project to modernize and sustain the Sussex Harvard Information Bank for the benefit of future researchers (over three years). (2006)

$35,000 to inform the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. (2008)


New Approaches to Cooperative Security

$250,000 in support of a play and book on nuclear disarmament (over 18 months). (2007)

$100,000 to support legal analysis and policy research to reduce biological weapons dangers. (2008)

$280,000 in support of a research project to examine the impact of intelligence and policy failures on U.S. strategic interests (over two years). (2006)

$450,000 in support of the exploration of preventive defense initiatives and unofficial dialogues with Chinese and North Korean experts (over three years). (2006)

$50,000 in support of expert dialogues to discuss regional security cooperation between India and China. (2006)

$50,000 in support of production of a book-length report on Pakistan's acquisition of nuclear weapons, the international black market network used to procure the technology, and the effectiveness of international efforts to prevent this kind of proliferation. (2006)

$50,000 in support of a conference examining the role of university scholarship in promoting public understanding of terrorism and responses to terrorism. (2005)

$290,000 in support of a research project to identify policy options available to Northeast Asian powers for mitigating dangers from North Korea's acquisition of nuclear weapons (over 18 months). (2007)

$80,000 in support of a summer workshop on the subject of, Defense, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia. (2006)

$450,000 in support of the exploration of preventive defense initiatives and unofficial dialogues with Chinese and North Korean experts (over three years). (2006)

$100,000 in support of a project to refine and promote the implementation of a global trade monitoring concept. (2008)


Research and Engagement

$210,000 in support of general operations. (2008)

$420,000 in support of general operations. (2007)

$525,000 in support of policy research and engagement activities to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons (over three years). (2006)

$150,000 in support of a conference examining the future of China's foreign and security policy and East Asian security. (2005)

$350,000 in support of a study of regional responses to Iran's nuclear production decision and options for minimizing the most dangerous consequences should Iran acquire nuclear weapons (over two years). (2006)

$200,000 in support of the Non-Proliferation Project's activities to promote a new international nonproliferation strategy. (2005)

$450,000 in support of policy research and outreach to reduce the dangers associated with nuclear, biological, and space weapons (over three years). (2005)

$250,000 in support of a project to inform and engage Congress on reducing the risks posed by global stores of fissile material (over two years). (2007)

$250,000 in support of a project to inform and engage Congress on reducing the risks posed by global stores of fissile material (over two years). (2005)

$800,000 in support of a project to rebuild the international consensus on the prevention of nuclear proliferation (over three years). (2006)

$300,000 in support of the educational briefings of the Congressional Proliferation Prevention Forum (over three years). (2005)

$750,000 to conduct independent assessments of emerging security challenges and the U.S. defense posture, and the cost, impact and programmatic implications of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (over two years). (2007)

$250,000 in support of budget research and analysis on national spending to reduce the dangers associated with nuclear, biological, and space weapons (over two years). (2005)

$150,000 in support of public opinion surveys in the United States, India, China, South Korea and Japan about international relations in Asia (over two years). (2006)

$590,000 in support for scientific analysis and dissemination of technical information related to arms control and nuclear nonproliferation (over two years). (2006)

$100,000 in support of an education program that provides Congress with expertise and briefing materials on U.S. nuclear security programs (over two years). (2006)

$250,000 in support of research on the convergence of three distinct threats to international security: the emergence of black market nuclear proliferation networks, the evolution of global terrorist organizations, and the exploitation of weak and failing states (over two years). (2006)

$200,000 in support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years). (2005)

$175,000 in support of a project to bring international perspectives on space security to the attention of U.S. policymakers (over two years). (2005)

$100,000 in support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years). (2008)

$300,000 in support of the Space Security Project to advance an international code of conduct for responsible space-faring nations (over two years). (2007)

$375,000 in support of research on a code of conduct for space security and in support of international dialogues on South Asian nuclear security (over two years). (2006)

$300,000 in support of a project to educate, inform and engage policymakers on cooperative efforts to secure and eliminate nuclear and biological weapons (over two years). (2005)

$250,000 to assess cases of illicit nuclear trade and determine effective ways to combat nuclear smuggling (over two years). (2007)

$125,000 in support of a comprehensive assessment of the A.Q. Khan nuclear smuggling network and related policy recommendations. (2006)

$250,000 in support of an interdisciplinary international forum that promotes biosecurity and biosafety standards and helps assess biological risks to international security from the misuse of the life sciences (over two years). (2007)

$300,000 in support of a program to promote transatlantic cooperation and prevent nuclear proliferation (over two years). (2005)

$75,000 in support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years). (2008)

$150,000 in support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years). (2005)

$200,000 in support of research by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies to assess nuclear proliferation dangers posed by non-state actors. (2005)

$250,000 to bring scientific and technical expertise to policymakers at the U.S. Department of State through the Jefferson Science Fellows Program (over two years). (2007)

$250,000 in support of international dialogues on East Asian security (over two years). (2008)

$250,000 in support of three sets of international dialogues on East Asian security - including the North Korean nuclear situation, U.S.-China relations with special emphasis on Taiwan, and the future of U.S. alliances with Japan and South Korea (over two years). (2006)

$120,000 in support of international workshops bringing together Iranian and American experts to discuss security issues (over eighteen months). (2006)

$100,000 in support of a project to educate policymakers on the implications of U.S.-India cooperation on nuclear and space issues. (2006)

$1,500,000 in support of The Nuclear Security Project, aimed at galvanizing global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for a world free of nuclear weapons (over 18 months). (2008)

$250,000 in support of a project to galvanize global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for a world free of nuclear weapons. (2007)

$10,000 in support of an educational workshop on strategies to reduce international terrorism. (2005)

$75,000 in support of the Peace and Security Funders Group (over three years). (2006)

$2,200,000 in support of an independent International Panel on Fissile Materials (over five years). (2005)

$50,000 in support of a workshop to develop the concept of an International Panel on Fissile Material. (2005)

$450,000 in support of policy research and other activities to enhance government safeguards of nuclear weapons material (over three years). (2006)

  • RAND (Santa Monica, California)

$75,000 in support of a project to help finalize an ongoing multilateral Track II project Normalizing and Modernizing the North Korean System, to support the development in the U.S., China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the DPRK. (2006)

$600,000 in support of activities to strengthen and expand nuclear and biological threat reduction programs worldwide (over three years). (2006)

$125,000 in support of work on Northeast Asian security. (2008)

$500,000 in support of work on Northeast and South Asian security (over two years). (2007)

$400,000 in support of the Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region (over two years). (2005)

$500,000 in support of the Hoover Institution's joint effort with the Nuclear Threat Initiative to rekindle the vision of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev for a world free of nuclear weapons, including practical steps toward that goal (over 18 months]. (2007)

$68,000 in support of a translation project to make available analytic and opinion pieces on international security and WMD issues to Arabic and Farsi-speaking audiences (over two years). (2005)

$100,000 in support of an assessment of the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and the development of newapproaches to strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention. (2006)

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  1. International Peace and Security, MacArthur Foundation, accessed November 2, 2008.