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Robert L. Gallucci

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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More
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Leadership in International Affairs: Lessons Learned

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses his experiences with UNSCOM and the disarmament of Iraq in 1991 and how the lessons learned from that experience can be applied to current events and crises. Read More
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The Governing Crisis: Exploring Solutions

A new website shares content from a recent conference on the problems of democratic dysfunction and polarization in the United States. Read More
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Seeing Black Swans

MacArthur Foundation President Robert Gallucci addresses an international gathering of nuclear security experts on preventing nuclear terrorism. Read More
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Strengthening Democracy: Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

The following speech was delivered to attendees of the Donors Forum breakfast and addressed philanthropy's vital interest in strengthening American democracy. Read More
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Gallucci Moderates Discussion on Nuclear Security with White House's Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

MacArthur Foundation President Robert Gallucci interviews Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control, about advancing nuclear security and countering weapons of mass destruction in a Council on ... Read More
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MacArthur Announces More Than $3 Million in Grants to Support Efforts to Enhance Nuclear Security

This latest series of grants will build expertise in framing and analyzing nuclear security policy problems, informing decision-making, and communicating effectively with policymakers and the public. Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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What Democratic Dysfunction Means for America

The following speech was delivered by MacArthur President, Robert Gallucci at the Brennan Center for Justice on February 13, 2014. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 18 Documentary Film Grants

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including immigration, wrongful convictions, and the aftermath of genocide. Read More
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MacArthur Grants to Help Strengthen American Democracy

Building on two years of grantmaking aimed at strengthening American democracy, the MacArthur Foundation today announced nine grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support information sharing and research. Read More
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Reasons to Talk to North Korea: An Op-ed by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

The following op-ed by Stephen Bosworth and MacArthur President Robert Gallucci appeared in The International New York Times. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci's Speech at Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk were on topic in a speech at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. Read More
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Chicago Expands YOUmedia to Six More Libraries

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new $500,000 investment to expand YOUmedia, the MacArthur-supported youth learning space that opened at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 Read More
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Philanthropy Must Help Heal the Breakdown in Democracy

To do our best work, philanthropy needs both a healthy public sphere and sound public policy. We seek solutions to complex issues like climate change, criminal justice, health, and human rights. Read More

"Robert Gallucci Talks the MacArthur Foundation"

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Moutushi Sengupta Named Director of MacArthur's India Office

Moutushi Sengupta, former director of Programs and Advocacy for Oxfam India, has been selected to serve as the Director of MacArthur’s India Office, which provides grants to civil society organizations that work on population and ... Read More
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Contributing to a Stronger American Democracy: President’s Essay

In his annual essay, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci focuses on what MacArthur is doing to help strengthen American democracy. Read More
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"North Korea... Again" a Commentary by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

In a Huffington Post Op-Ed, Gallucci shares his thoughts on dealing with an increasingly belligerent North Korea. Read More
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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Addresses ASAN Nuclear Forum

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci speaks about nuclear security in his keynote address at the ASAN Nuclear Forum in Seoul, South Korea. Read More

"What About Bob?"

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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci spoke to 325 guests of the City Club of Chicago, addressing critical issues facing Chicago, the nation, and the world. Read More
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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci spoke to 325 guests of the City Club of Chicago, addressing critical issues facing Chicago, the nation, and the world. Specifically, he highlighted the local challenges of reducing violence and improving education ... Read More
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"How Scholars Can Improve International Relations" Commentary by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

A commentary by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci originally published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on November 26, 2012. Read More

"Best of CBS Radio News: Nuclear Iran"

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Introductory Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci at Preview Screening of "Electoral Dysfunction"

A film screening sponsored by MacArthur, The Brennan Center for Justice, the Joyce Foundation, and WTTW, the documentary "Electoral Dysfunction" takes an irreverent–but nonpartisan–look at the voting process and its impact on American democracy. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Addresses Bryn Mawr College

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci speaks about the importance of dialogue between international relations scholarship and policy. Read More
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Learning For Change: President's Essay, 2011 Annual Report

What is the relevance of the Arab Spring to the work of the MacArthur Foundation? Given constant, often dramatic and unexpected, global change, MacArthur is committed to being ever more agile, creative, and adaptable in order ... Read More
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries. Read More
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Robert Gallucci Welcomes World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

MacArthur's President Robert Gallucci welcomes Nobel Peace Prize laureates to Chicago and introduces President Jimmy Carter. Read More
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MacArthur's Robert Gallucci Calls for Fissile Materials Production Ban

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci cites evidence of terrorist groups’ desire to steal fissile material – necessary for the manufacture of a nuclear bomb – and calls on the U.S. to take the lead in ending production of ... Read More

Robert Gallucci On Iran’s Nuclear Program

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, a nuclear security expert, discusses Iran’s nuclear program at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Security Project. Read More
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Robert Gallucci on Nuclear Terrorism: Enhancing Nuclear Security

The MacArthur Foundation's President discusses the potential for an act of nuclear terrorism and what the Foundation is doing to prevent it. The Foundation's goals in the area of international peace and security grantmaking ... Read More
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Aspen Institute Hosts Luncheon Conversation with Bob Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci was interviewed about the Foundation's grantmaking, the lack of civil discourse in America, and some of the globe’s most challenging nuclear security threats. Read More
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Robert Gallucci on "The Challenge of the Nuclear Rogues"

During this discussion, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci expressed his concern about how nuclear technology or information might fall into the hands of terrorists. Read More

Statement of MacArthur President Robert Gallucci on Daniel Socolow

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci announces the end of Socolow's tenure as Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program after 15 years of service. Read More

Political Instability Worries U.S.

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North Korea After the Death of Kim Jong-Il

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MacArthur's Robert Gallucci On What to Do, and Not Do, About North Korea

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il creates some opportunities and potential traps for the administration and senior leaders in the United States, says MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to Convene in Chicago

Recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, the summit will be held in Chicago April 23-25, 2012. Read More
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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci at City Club of Chicago

Hosted by the City Club of Chicago, Foundation President Robert Gallucci discusses public policy with Alison Cuddy, host of WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight. Gallucci highlights the Foundation’s commitment to Chicago and its support for efforts ... Read More
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MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

MacArthur announced a new $176-million, ten-year commitment to conservation and sustainable development and a new, broader strategy. Read More

2010 Annual Report: President's Essay

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci writes a tribute to our grantees, with a focus on those he has personally met, and a consideration of how foundations go about their work. Read More

State Budgets Under Stress: Paths to Sustainability

President Robert Gallucci discusses MacArthur's partnership with the Chicago Fed to help inform the American public and policymakers of the fiscal realities facing our state and our country. Read More

Leadership and the Future of Nuclear Energy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci speaks at a symposium of energy scientists and researchers about future of nuclear energy. Read More

Addressing Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: After Fukushima

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses how the average citizen's perception of nuclear energy might be affected by the 2011 crisis at the Japanese power plant. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Discussion with The Chronicle of Philanthropy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci sat down with The Chronicle of Philanthropy to discuss his first two years at MacArthur, as well as his thoughts on grantmaking and assessment. Read More

Inside the Searches for Foundation CEO’s

Chronicle of Philanthropy
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MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduction Remarks at the Spertus Institute: "Re-Imagining Learning"

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci explains the Foundation's interest in how digital technology affects learning and points to the ChicagoQuest charter school as an example. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Remarks at the Georgetown University Law Center: "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

A collection of remarks on the importance of digital learning in a rapidly changing environment made by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci over the course of a day spent at the Center. Read More

Nuclear Security and Chicago

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MacArthur Awards $4 Million to Help Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen regional nuclear stability in South Asia. Read More

Nuclear Security and Chicago

Coinciding with the announcement of grants supporting nuclear security, the Chicago Tribune spotlights MacArthur President Robert Gallucci’s background as a diplomat and nuclear expert. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Assesses the Nuclear Threat

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the dangers of nuclear proliferation with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's College. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2010 Winners of Award for Creative & Effective Nonprofits

Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, MacArthur announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for ... Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More

MacArthur President: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Acceptance Address, “Shared Intelligence”

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the importance of bridging the gap between academia and government to solving policy challenges. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Addresses Chicago Council on Global Affairs: "Responding to the Global Nuclear Threat"

Gallucci discusses the importance of ceasing production of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, securing existing fissile material, and eventually eliminating it. Read More
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30 New Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums Across the Nation

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. Read More

Statement of MacArthur President Robert Gallucci on Mayor Daley’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

MacArthur's President applauds the former mayor's service and commitment to Chicago while recognizing his collaboration with the Foundation on issues like community development and public housing. Read More
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America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

Our government spends more money than it takes in; as a result, the nation's debt is growing rapidly. The economic recession has worsened the current imbalance, but the real challenge is the long-term budget picture ... Read More

A Discussion with MacArthur President Robert Gallucci (2009 Annual Report)

MacArthur’s annual report features a conversation with President Robert Gallucci about his past experiences, early impressions of philanthropy, and long-term goals for the Foundation. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduces America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

As a nation, we have been over-spending, over-promising, and over-borrowing. Our panelists will go into the details of how this came to be, and what the implications are for the United States. Read More
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Conversation with MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

Robert L. Gallucci, former diplomat and nuclear security expert, joined MacArthur in July 2009 as the Foundation's fourth president. Watch a video interview with him about his past experiences, early impressions of philanthropy, and long-term ... Read More

Robert Gallucci Addresses Current Nuclear Threat in Lecture at Columbia University

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci addressed “The Current Nuclear Threat” in a speech at the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative's lecture series last month at Columbia University. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Introduction of NEA Chair Rocco Landesman

Gallucci introduces Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and discusses the Foundation's grantmaking in support of arts and culture in Chicago. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci: Graduation Ceremony Keynote, Monterey Institute of International Studies

MacArthur's President discusses how globalization might foster conflict but urges Monterey's graduating students to maintain their optimism while working in difficult situations. Read More
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The Aging of America: Challenges & Opportunities

A discussion with Dr. John Rowe, Professor, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Chair, MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society; and Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at ... Read More
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Robert Gallucci, Keynote Address, Fissile Materials Working Group Summit, April 2010

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci gives the keynote address at the Fissile Materials Working Group Summit, "Next Generation Nuclear Security: Meeting the Global Challenge." Introduction by Alexandra Toma, program director of the Connect U.S. Fund & co-chair ... Read More

Secure Material Top Concern

China Daily
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Next Generation Nuclear Security Conference, Keynote Address by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci believes a nuclear terrorist attack may be, over time, probable, and urges governments to take steps to secure fissile material. Read More

The Aging of America: Challenges and Opportunities, Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's research into how Americans age now, and how various policies and practices may help them age better. Read More

MacArthur Provides $2.2 Million to Support Long-Term Relief Efforts in Haiti

MacArthur is investing nearly $2.2 million to support long-range needs in the areas of health and communications. Read More

Note to Grantees from MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on his first six months as MacArthur's President and addresses the Foundation's performance in the wake of the country's economic downturn. Read More

MacArthur's Robert Gallucci on Why Intelligence-Sharing Can't Always Make Us Safer

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci argues the practice of intelligence sharing can sometimes hamper decision-makers rather than help them. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Accepts the American Enterprise Award on Behalf of John D. MacArthur

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci relates the history of the Foundation's founders, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, as well as its focuses in grantmaking in the U.S. and around the world. Read More
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President Gallucci Accepts the American Enterprise Award on Behalf of John D. MacArthur

MacArthur Foundation President Robert Gallucci accepts the American Enterprise Award in honor of the late John D. MacArthur at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Fellows Science Series Lecture with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's focus on science, especially in Chicago, and introduces Dr. Olopade, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow. Read More

24 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

MacArthur named 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2009. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors. Read More

Robert Gallucci Selected as MacArthur President

Robert Gallucci, Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will serve as the fourth President of the MacArthur Foundation, effective July 1, MacArthur Board Chairman Robert Denham announced today. Read More
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Robert Gallucci, President of the MacArthur Foundation

Meet Robert Gallucci, President of the MacArthur Foundation. Read More