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“Migration in a Changing World,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to better understand migration patterns and support better migration governance. Read More
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MacArthur Announces 2009 Winners of Award for Creative & Effective Nonprofits

MacArthur announced that eight organizations in five countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at International Criminal Justice Symposium: “Bearing Witness to Atrocity”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton marks the fourth and final event in a series of colloquia on international justice to mark MacArthur’s thirtieth anniversary. Read More

Coroner Inquest Results in Indictment of Nigerian Police Inspector

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, a Nigerian police inspector was recently indicted for failing to uphold Lagos State’s Coroner Systems Law at the State’s first coroner’s inquest. Adopted in ... Read More

“‘Full and Free Development’: The Case for Higher Education in Nigeria,” Yar’Adua Center Lecture by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how higher education can provide a ladder of opportunity for Nigerians and serve as an engine of economic growth. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the University of Ibadan’s 60th Anniversary Dinner

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reaffirms the Foundation's commitment to Nigeria and details its work on higher education in the country. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton on Receipt of Honorary Degree from Bayero University

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's commitment to Nigerian democracy and higher education and notes Bayero's growth as an institution. Read More

“The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: the Case of Darfur,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the MacArthur International Justice Symposium

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews the Foundation's history of human rights grantmaking, focusing on the International Criminal Court, and argues that Darfur represents a test case for international rights. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Waheed Adeniran

Driver, Nigeria

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Susan Paul

Library Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria

Rahab Uzoije

Receptionist, Nigeria