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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

Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More

"Making the world a better place: number 2"

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“Learning, Knowing, and Serving: The MacArthur Foundation in Africa,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to support knowledge for, in, from, and about Africa, efforts he argues are crucial to the positive growth of African institutions. Read More
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Justice Richard Goldstone to Receive MacArthur Award for International Justice

MacArthur will honor Justice Richard J. Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton Announcing the MacArthur Award for International Justice

At a colloqium at American University, MacArthur' President Jonathan Fanton announces the second winner of the award, United Nations Special Prosecutor Richard Goldstone. Read More

New Master’s Programs Will Train Sustainable Development Leaders

The first global initiative to provide rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development was unveiled today at Columbia University. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the International Commission on Education for Development Professionals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton unveils the Foundation's $15 million commitment to create 2-year Master’s Programs in Development Practice at up to 12 universities worldwide. Read More

Jonathan Fanton Calls on the UN Security Council to Continue Proceedings Against Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges the United Nations Security Council to not stand in the way of the International Criminal Court's war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president. Read More

U.S. Foundations Affirm Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations announced in a press release the unanimous decision to continue collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond an original ten-year commitment ending in 2010. Read More

$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Judith F. Helzner

Special Advisor to the President and Vice President
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