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The Science, Technology and Security (STS) Initiative

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched the Science, Technology and Security Initiative in 2003 to develop and maintain a cadre of scientists and other technical experts Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in India: Report on Activities

In this report: Message from the President Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Adolescents Sangath: Supporting Children and Adolescents Mahila Sewa Trust: Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Women Survey Examines Youth Sexual and ... Read More
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Eliminating Nuclear Dangers Worldwide

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of eliminating nuclear threats from around the world, visit http://www.macfound.org/ips. Read More

White House Needs Science and Tech Expertise

The White House lacks the science and technology expertise necessary to adequately address key policy issues, from energy and the environment to national security, according to a new report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ... Read More
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Ernesto Lopez Portillo, Institute for Security & Democracy

Ernesto Lopez Portillo, Institute for Security & Democracy, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. 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, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More

Satellite Images Reveal Syria Dismantled Suspected Reactor Site

Satellite images of Syria show that a suspected reactor site that was the target of an Israeli raid in September 2007 was recently dismantled. The Institute for Science and International Security compared images from August 10 ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Science, Technology and Security Policy Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on the recent successes in deepening scholarship on international security issues. Read More

MacArthur Supports Dialogue with North Korea

The Center for International Security and Cooperation's John Lewis led an unofficial delegation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) late last year to talk with senior officials about their nuclear program. Read More

Commentary from Jonathan Fanton on Carnegie Endowment’s New Vision Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on the many similarities between MacArthur and the Carnegie Endowment, including a shared desire to be "non-ideological and influential." Read More

MacArthur Awards $5 Million for Expansion of Carnegie Endowment

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced its New Vision to transform the Center into the first multinational think tank. Read More

China Becoming "Semi-Superpower"

The first issue of the China Journal of International Politics, created with MacArthur support, is generating lively discussion about China's global role.  Yan Xuetong, a foreign affairs specialist at Qinghua University in Beijing, writes that ... 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 Invests $5.3 Million to Help Reduce Nuclear and Biological Weapons Dangers

MacArthur announced 12 grants totaling nearly $5.3 million to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear and biological weapons and materials. Read More

Meeting National Security Requirements in Containing Nuclear Materials

Understanding that new terrorist threats require new prevention strategies, the MacArthur Foundation recently began funding the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit government watchdog group that recently examined how sites containing weapons grade nuclear material could ... Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Emma Belcher

Emma Belcher

Director, International Peace and Security
Portrait of John F. Fei

John F. Fei

Program Officer
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Renee Munro

Executive Secretary

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant