A group of five funders wants to "disrupt" the staid field of nuclear security by introducing ideas and insights from other areas, including data science. And why not, since every other sector seems to be getting disrupted these days. But just how easily can the peace and security community learn new tricks?
Here's an example of $2 million well spent: fund African researchers doing important work on conflict and help them connect with each other and the broader global community of security experts. That's the idea behind the African Peacebuilding Network.
Vartan Gregorian, the president of the Carnegie Corporation, is showing some love to the Foreign Policy Association.
The Corporation has long funded the Foreign Policy Association, primarily under its Dissemination Program — which, among other things, helps organizations publicize their work and stimulate public conversation. Carnegie's past funding for FPA supported its "Great Decisions" program, specifically secondary school programming. One grant given in 1994 focused on streghtening the FPA's network of discussion groups through assisting the group leaders. These past grants never exceeded $75,000.