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"Nigeria, Democratic Progress, and the Moral Authority to Lead in Africa and Beyond," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, University of Ibadan Convocation Lecture

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Nigerian higher education, human rights, and international justice in a speech to students at the University. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

"Supporting institutions as well as individuals," Interview with Jonathan Fanton from Alliance Magazine

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the European Humanities University Donors' Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pledges a three-year, $1 million renewal of the Foundation's commitment to EHU and announces the formation of an International Support Committee for the university. Read More

Educators Come Together to Support European Humanities University

Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU). Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More

Bayero a Leader in Nigerian Universities

Over the last 6 years, MacArthur has invested $5.5 million in Bayero University Kano.  That investment recently paid off when Bayero placed at the top of universities for the percentage of its courses accredited by ... Read More

Seven Nations, Six Foundations, One Mission: Africa's Future

On September 16, about 200 people with an interest in the future of Africa gathered in New York for the announcement of the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. MacArthur, Ford, Rockefeller ... Read More

Remarks by John Slocum on the Foundation's Efforts to Strengthen Russia's Scholarly Infrastructure, March 1, 2006

The Chair of MacArthur's Russia Working Group, John Slocum discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to improve human rights and higher education in the country. Read More

Remarks by Kole Shettima at the Distinguished Lecture of the University of Benin

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them. Read More

Assessment of MacArthur Foundation Support to Nigerian Universities

In 2001, the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation approved multi-year grants of between $2 and $3 million to each of four Nigerian universities: Read More

$200 Million Commitment to Improve Higher Education in Africa

MacArthur and five partner foundations announced the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Grand Opening Ceremony of European Humanities University International

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses higher education and academic freedom in Lithuania and Belarus. Read More

Support for Independent Universities in Russia and Region

MacArthur has awarded five grants totaling more than $5 million in support of three independent universities in Russia and to help move the operations of the European Humanities University from Belarus, Read More

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria