October 15-17, 2014 | Warrenton, VA, USA | Climate Change

55th Strategy for Peace Conference

Invitation Only

Each year the Stanley Center convenes the Strategy for Peace Conference on a wide range of foreign policy issues with experts from the public and private sectors who meet in autonomous roundtables.

Each respective roundtable is focused on one of our three areas of current programming: climate change, human protection, and nuclear security. The roundtable discussion is intended to generate group consensus recommendations on the aspect of policy that is its focus.

2014 Concurrent Roundtables:

Strategic Momentum for Climate Change Action

The climate change roundtable discussion will evaluate the role of universal governance on climate change in the wake of the September 2014 UN Climate Change Summit with a look toward the propensity for cooperation in Paris in 2015.

  • Chair: Tomas Anker Christensen, Senior Advisor for Partnerships, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Organizer: Todd Edwards, The Stanley Center
  • Rapporteur: Rei Tang, The Stanley Center

Advancing Transatlantic Linkages on Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention

As a part of the ongoing collaborative effort with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on transatlantic linkages on R2P, the human protection roundtable discussion will focus on the complexities inherent in the transatlantic relationship, the disconnects between state policy and response to mass atrocities, assessment of state capabilities on the issue of international preventive action, and the capacity of state institutions to dedicate resources to mass atrocity prevention in a rapidly changing European landscape.

  • Chairs:
    • Lee Feinstein, Former US Ambassador to Poland
    • Tod Lindberg, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Organizer: Angela Bruce-Raeburn, The Stanley Center
  • Rapporteur: Eric Eggleston, policy program assistant, Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Strengthening International Cooperation on Nuclear Materials Security

The nuclear security roundtable discussion will focus on the challenges of and opportunities for US nuclear cooperation with key countries (Russia and China). It will also assess the strategies and develop policy recommendations for how nuclear security cooperation can be insulated from the vagaries of politics.

  • Chair: Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice and Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Organizer: Anya Loukianova, The Stanley Center
  • Rapporteur: Nickolas Roth, Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom


Jennifer Smyser

Vice President and Director of Policy Programming Strategy