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Carnegie Corporation of New York has made significant contributions to reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons since the early 1980s. Our grantmaking seeks to avert the spread or use of nuclear weapons.
The world is facing a new era of nuclear risk. Longstanding agreements and practices, which have for many years helped to avert nuclear dangers are under pressure. Cold War-era arms control treaties have not kept up with technological and political change. As governments struggle to adapt to this new landscape, independent analysis is critical. To these ends, we foster policy-relevant research and dissemination by experts and scientists; promote international dialogues between experts from key nations; and support educational efforts that expand and deepen nuclear expertise.
With the aim of reducing the risks posed by nuclear weapons, our grantmaking focuses on:
- Nuclear governance with emphasis on strengthening global efforts in nonproliferation, disarmament, and nuclear security
- Crisis instability and arms races with emphasis on understanding the effects of technological change
- Regional tensions with a nuclear dimension and the global dangers they pose
Carnegie Corporation of New York is one of the major private philanthropic supporters of nongovernmental work on the dynamics among major global powers. Our grantmaking addresses the sources of global instability stemming from geopolitical trends with emphasis on the Euro-Atlantic and Asian regions, rapid technological advances, and other related trends.
The international environment is undergoing fundamental shifts with the reemergence of global power competition, strategic and economic realignments, and advances in technology with military implications. Managing the potentially negative consequences of these trends, as well as leveraging the positive outcomes they might present, require deep understanding of international developments and their key drivers, particularly as they relate to major power interactions. To these ends, we promote in-depth analysis and its dissemination, facilitate international engagements on critical regional and global challenges, and support educational programs that expand and deepen expertise on relevant countries and issues.
With the aim of reducing the risks to global stability, our grantmaking focuses on:
- Euro-Atlantic Security with emphasis on the relationships between and among the United States, Europe, and Russia
- Asian Security with emphasis on the relationship between the United States and China and developments in Northeast Asia with relevance to North Korea
- Emerging Global Challenges with emphasis on the impact of technological advances and other emergent trends on international peace and security
Carnegie Corporation of New York has over 20 years of engagement with academic and scholarly communities in the United States and the Middle East. Our grantmaking expands the activity, connections, and impact of the knowledge sector addressing critical trends shaping the future of the region and beyond.
Geopolitical and financial drivers contribute to enduring conflict in parts of the broader Middle East. At the same time, the region’s social scientists are documenting widespread erosion of governance and citizenship; economic insecurity and lack of public services; militarized or collapsed states; forced displacements and hardening of borders; and institutionalized corruption. In adapting our field-building commitment to changing contexts and opportunities, we use our grantmaking to empower local institutions and scholars to improve outcomes for the region, promote cross-regional analysis and dissemination, and contribute to international policymaking.
With the aim of applying the power of the knowledge sector toward improving conditions in the Arab region, our grantmaking is focused on:
- Social science and humanities communities centered in the region with emphasis on strengthening and applying their impact-oriented research on topics that include citizenship, governance, and inclusive economies
- De-escalation of violence with emphasis on supporting policy-relevant analysis on the drivers of conflict
- Cross-regional knowledge networks that promote international cooperation that fuses impact-oriented research with capacity-building
The Corporation has been engaged with issues of peacebuilding in Africa for over a decade, most recently through a special Peacebuilding in Africa subprogram, a joint initiative of the International Peace and Security and the Higher Education and Research in Africa programs. Our grantmaking advances the field of peacebuilding and its policy application on the continent.
In all of its diversity, Africa remains a continent marked by stark contrasts, with entrepreneurial energy and economic dynamist in some parts and severe governance challenges and intractable conflicts in others. Despite some sporadic gains, peacebuilding — a notion that continues to evolve along with the field itself — has fallen short of its initial promise, with numerous externally and locally directed efforts failing to prevent armed conflict and establish sustainable peace. Addressing these gaps requires relevant local knowledge and expertise, as well as the integration of African approaches into policymaking by external, regional, and national actors. To these ends, we promote policy-relevant research and outreach by African scholars, and international engagements of relevance to peacebuilding in Africa.
With the aim of bolstering Africa’s peacebuilding efforts, our grantmaking focuses on:
- Support and mentorship for African scholars engaged in policy-relevant research on peacebuilding and related fields
- Connections between African peacebuilding scholars and academic, practitioner, and policy communities on the continent and beyond
- Dissemination of research by African peacebuilding scholars within Africa and globally
The Corporation has long looked to think tanks and university-based research centers to provide authoritative, fact-based knowledge and analysis. Our grantmaking expands and deepens the connections between the policymaking and academic communities on critical peace and security issues.
Promoting peace and prosperity in today’s complex, quickly changing world requires cutting-edge knowledge, its practical application, and its effective communication to policymakers and other concerned parties, including the public. New technologies, spurred by the global presence and use of the Internet, have leveled the playing field of content creation, posing new security challenges. These developments, which have also led to the spread of skewed opinions, misinformation, and doctored content professing to be trustworthy news and facts, have increased the need for well-researched and reliable sources of information. To address this need, we support rigorous, evidence-based and policy-relevant academic research and its connectivity and applicability to the policymaking community and the public at large.
In order to foster more informed policymaking, our grantmaking focuses on:
- Bridging the Gap between academic and policy communities with emphasis on improving the policy relevance of academic work and its dissemination to policy and broader audiences
- Congressional education with emphasis on expanding understanding of critical international peace and security issues among lawmakers and congressional staffers