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Using Technology to Monitor Human Rights Abuses in Hard-to-Reach Places

Technology originally developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with support from MacArthur, to help monitor human rights abuses in hard-to-reach places is the basis of the new Satellite Sentinel Project, which will ... Read More

Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

Share your ideas with the White House on the next Grand Challenges facing the country. Read More

Tapping Scientific & Technical Expertise in Policymaking

"All of us together are smarter than any one of us alone," social-media pioneer Anil Dash said when asked why the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is launching Expert Labs. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

MacArthur's President discusses the Foundation's support for science, focusing especially on research around conservation and climate change. Read More

Satellite Images Reveal Human Rights Abuses in Burma

An analysis of high-resolution satellite images has provided evidence of human rights abuses in Burma. The American Association for the Advancement of Science mapped locations of 31 reported human rights violations by comparing information gathered by ... Read More

Remarks by Lukas Haynes at the Public Announcement of the Jefferson Science Fellows

Lukas Haynes, one of MacArthur's International Peace and Security Program Officers, discusses the importance of communication between policymakers and experts in the fields of science and technology. Read More

MacArthur Launches $50 Million Science, Technology and Security Initiative

MacArthur will commit more than $50 million over the next six years to engage scientists and engineers at leading universities and research facilities in the U.S. and internationally in efforts to help reduce the threat ... Read More

Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of the Public Domain

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $850,000 made through its special funding initiative on intellectual property and the long-term protection of the public domain. Read More