Stimson Center Wins $1 Million MacArthur Foundation Award

Feb 28, 2013, 09:10 ET from Stimson Center

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stimson Center Chairman of the Board Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., and President and CEO Ellen Laipson today welcomed the announcement by the MacArthur Foundation that Stimson has won a $1 million MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. A news release on the MacArthur Foundation website contains details of the award, along with a video on Stimson and videos on each of the other award winners.

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"We thank the McArthur Foundation for one of the largest gifts in Stimson's 24-year history and greatly appreciate its vote of confidence in our work," Bloomfield said. "While the award focuses on our work on the environment and security, it's really a recognition of Stimson's many contributions and the important work of all our scholars."    

"This award will sustain Stimson into the future and strengthen our capacity to develop fresh ideas that have a real impact on peace and security," Laipson said. "We will be able to attract more great talent and do more to advance innovative solutions that are based on pragmatic ideas rather than partisan ideology."

Laipson also announced that to celebrate the McArthur Foundation award, Stimson will host a new discussion series beginning in several weeks to bring together experts who will illuminate the diverse connections between environmental challenges and a wide range of security issues.

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that conducts research and offers pragmatic policy ideas on some of the most important peace and security challenges around the world.

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