Grantee Profile

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

Grants to Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

  • $752,000

    2017 (Duration 2 years)

    Nuclear Challenges

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates policymakers, journalists, and academics about nuclear proliferation threats and policy options to meet them. This award provides NPEC general operating support, which allows the organization to allocate funds for project activities as appropriate, and take advantage of policy opportunities as they arise. Support for general operations enables NPEC to strengthen the case for bipartisan solutions to a range of challenges, and continue to organize education and outreach activities that are designed to enhance the analytical treatment of nuclear policy issues among policymakers and their staff.

  • $130,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Nuclear Challenges

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates policymakers, journalists, and academics about nuclear proliferation threats and policy prescriptions to meet them. The project addresses the proliferation risks of planned operation of large commercial plutonium recycling plants in Northeast Asia. It presents policy prescriptions to address this challenge.

  • $400,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates policymakers, journalists, and academics about nuclear proliferation threats and possible new policies to meet them. This project aims to inform and improve the execution of nuclear nonproliferation policy by extracting lessons from successful and unsuccessful cases of proliferation prevention. NPEC brings together academics and former officials to develop policy insights drawn from declassified historical records of previous successes and failures in preventing nuclear proliferation, shedding new light on the interaction of intelligence and policy efforts.

  • $500,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) is a nonpartisan educational organization founded in 1994 to promote a better understanding of strategic weapons proliferation issues. This project will challenge the current conventional wisdom regarding the risks and benefits of East Asian states increasing their reliance on civilian and military nuclear energy. It will bring together experts from a range of communities - security, nonproliferation, and energy - to determine the real opportunities and risks associated with continued wholesale government promotion of nuclear power, including closing the fuel cycle, to examine possible nuclear futures and implications. This grant fits with the Foundation’s goal to prevent nuclear terrorism by promoting sound nuclear energy development policies worldwide. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, travel, commission research, international conferences, and publication costs.

  • $400,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To support a policy research project titled, Nuclear Power Development We Can Live With: What International Security Requires (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Nonproliferation Policy Education Center $2,182,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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