Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation

Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation

The Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation – NPSGlobal is a private, non-profit institution with the goal of reducing risks derived from proliferation and use of arms. It has a special emphasis on weapons of mass destruction. The Foundation has 5 major programs:


Knowledge without Boundaries

This program goals is to increase the access to key information, surpassing all kinds of barriers, to promote the debate, and to raise awareness and commitment throughout communities, about threats related to the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, by states or non-state actors. A key project within the program is the information service called Global Security Online.

Education for Prevention and Response

The purpose of the program is to help develop awareness, specific skills, an integrated view on the matter, and a prevention and response mindset. It is composed by a set of projects and activities at universities and other learning environments, which meet different needs, from highly involved people to public. Also includes scholarships and incentives. Ongoing projects:

Postgraduate Course in Disarmament and Nonproliferation, 380 teaching hours

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation Seminar, 24 teaching hours

Proposals for Action

Has to do with creating a space for research and knowledge growth, based on applicability criteria. It implies going from analysis to concrete proposals for action. The goal is to research what matters and therefore what could be able to affect policy making.

Support for Decision Making

Adequate public policies and plans are usually based on a solid technical background, and a broad strategic thinking. That is the reason why think tanks and expert teams are often appointed to advice policymakers. The goal is to facilitating the design of public policies, strategies, plans, projects, and a wise decision making process, supplying appropriate and opportune information.

Networks of International Cooperation

The goal is to promote interchanges and common actions with institutions with similar or complementary objectives worldwide. The purpose is to establish long-term relationships based on trust. Some of the organizations that have developed links of reciprocal cooperation with NPSGlobal are: ABACC, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Union of Concerned Scientists, Federation of American Scientists, International Panel on Fissile Materials, Women In International Security, Center for International Trade and Security.

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