Past Event

Award Ceremony for the 2008 winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

June 12, 2008

9 a.m.

Chicago, IL
140 S. Dearborn St. 60603
17th Floor

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The MacArthur Foundation invites you to attend panel discussions and the award ceremony featuring the 2008 winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Leaders of the eight, diverse organizations will share their knowledge and experience during events on Thursday June 12, 2008, at the Foundation.

Expanding on its tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, the MacArthur Foundation selects a group of small nonprofit organizations around the world for this prestigious award each year. Winners are awarded up to $500,000.

RSVP by May 28 to macarthurpanels@macfound.org or (312) 516-1606

Panel Discussion
International Justice Trends: A Global Perspective

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Representatives of four organizations will talk about their work:

Juvenile Law Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Kazan Human Rights Center (Russia)
Legal Defence and Assistance Project (Nigeria)
Tlachinollan, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña (Mexico)
Moderated by Mary Page, Director, Human Rights and International Justice, MacArthur Foundation

Workshop Discussion
Use of Technology to Advance Mission-Driven Work

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Presentation demonstrating technologies that are currently applied to advance the work of small nonprofit organizations in many parts of the world. Featured organizations include:

Project Match (Chicago, IL)
Public Radio Exchange (PRX) (Cambridge, MA)
Sangath (India)
Tany Meva (Madagascar)
Facilitated by John Bracken, Program Officer, General Program, MacArthur Foundation
Award Presentation
MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
Ceremony 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Each of the eight winners will receive its award from MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton.

 

Award Presentation
MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Ceremony 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Each of the eight winners will receive its award from MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton.

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