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MacArthur Selects Kofi Annan for International Justice Award

MacArthur will honor former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan with the first MacArthur Award for International Justice, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today in a speech at the National Press Club. Read More

Statement from Kofi Annan Regarding the MacArthur Award for International Justice

“I am honored to receive the MacArthur Award for International Justice. “Advancing international justice should speak to the collective conscience of the world.  The emerging international justice system, including the International Criminal Court and the principle ... Read More

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: International Justice

In a letter to the New York Times editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the United Nations Security Council should take the lead in enforcing arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court. Read More

New Species Discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo

An expedition by MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society to a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered forests containing six new animal species: a bat, a rodent, two shrews, and two frogs. Read More

Lecture on Population and Reproductive Health by Professor Paul Hunt

Contents The Millennium Development Goals and the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health New Skills & Techniques Is the international right to health merely aspirational? Is it too vague to be implemented? Uganda, neglected diseases ... Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. Read More

Trial of Charles Taylor

The trial of Charles Taylor, the former dictator of Liberia, began recently under the auspices of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was indicted in 2003, but received safe haven in Nigeria until ... Read More

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: Nigeria on a Path to Genuine Democracy

In a letter to the Chicago Tribune editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges the flaws in recent Nigerian elections but argues that the country's president, Olusegun Obasango, has put it on the path to stability. Read More

Motherhood Kills, Op-Ed in This Day by Kole Shettima

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima recommends steps on how to prevent maternal mortality in Nigeria. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Without Human Rights, You Can't Have Stable Democracy

MacArthur's President talks about MacArthur's grantmaking in Nigeria targeted towards human rights, reproductive health, and maternal mortality. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Reception for MacArthur Foundation Nigeria Grantees

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton expresses optimism for the future of Nigerian democracy. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Official Dinner Hosted by the Federal Minister for Abuja, Nigeria

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's support for Nigerian human rights, democracy, and education. Read More

"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

MacArthur Awards $3.8 Million to Efforts Involving International Criminal Court

MacArthur announced five grants totaling more than $3.8 million for efforts to more fully involve the victims and witnesses in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's Second Public Hearing

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pushes the International Criminal Court to expand its caseload beyond situations in Africa and to possibly open field offices in troubled countries. 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