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Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Continued U.S. investment in maternal health is part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a white paper from the MacArthur-supported Council on Foreign Relations. Read More
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MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

MacArthur announced a new $176-million, ten-year commitment to conservation and sustainable development and a new, broader strategy. Read More

Improving Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations

With MacArthur support, an academic dialogue seeks to help governments and societies of Mainland China and Taiwan improve communication, stabilization, and progress in cross-Taiwan Strait relations. Read More

Addressing Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: After Fukushima

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses how the average citizen's perception of nuclear energy might be affected by the 2011 crisis at the Japanese power plant. Read More

Vulture Census in Cambodia to Monitor Critically Endangered Species

The Wildlife Conservation Society, a MacArthur grantee, and other members of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project are conducting their annual census to evaluate how vultures are faring against threats like pesticides and habitat loss. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $4 Million to Help Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism and strengthen regional nuclear stability in South Asia. Read More

Freshwater Species at Risk in Eastern Himalaya as Development Surges

As areas of the Eastern Himalaya's experience rapid development, limited planning and information on its impact is putting at risk the region's freshwater ecosystems and species, according to a recent MacArthur-supported assessment by IUCN. Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities

MacArthur makes policy-related grants targeting biodiversity conservation at a global scale while maintaing a variety of geographic focus regions. Read More

Solomon Islands Supports National Conservation Plan

The government of the Solomon Islands has asked The Nature Conservancy, a MacArthur grantee, to develop a national plan for community-managed marine protected areas. Read More

North Korea’s New Nuclear Plant

MacArthur grantees The Institute for Science and International Security and Stanford's Sig Hecker helped illuminate the details of the country's new facility. Read More

Asia Security Initiative Members Meet in Seoul

Representatives from organizations that are part of MacArthur's Asia Security Initiative gathered in Seoul, South Korea, in early July to discuss shared security concerns and strategies to combat them. Read More

Enrollment in MDP Programs Expands

This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. Read More
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$5.6 Million to Support New Master’s Programs to Train Sustainable Development Leaders Worldwide

MacArthur announced grants totaling $5.6 million to ten universities in eight countries to establish new interdisciplinary Master’s in Development Practice programs. Read More

Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China

MacArthur grantee The Citizen Lab documents how a China-based spy operation hacked into personal computers in government offices on several continents. Read More