The Simons Foundation is a private foundation committed to advancing positive change through education in peace, disarmament, international law and human security.
Jennifer Allen Simons, C.M., Ph.D., LL.D., established The Simons Foundation in 1985. An award-winning nuclear disarmament expert, thought leader, educator and policy advisor, Dr. Jennifer Simons has made it her life's work to foster a greater understanding of key global barriers to peace and to work with key parties, including non-governmental organizations, multilateral institutions and educational institutions, on a common agenda.
The Simons Foundation initiates and participates in major worldwide peace projects, convenes global leaders for high-level strategic and policy dialogues, sponsors important academic research through fellowships and chairs, acts as a major convenor of academic and public events and partners on policy-driven publications. Visit the Projects page to learn more.
The Simons Foundation office is housed within Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver. Click here for The Simons Foundation's mailing address and other contact information.
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