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Satellite Images Reveal Human Rights Abuses in Burma

An analysis of high-resolution satellite images has provided evidence of human rights abuses in Burma. The American Association for the Advancement of Science mapped locations of 31 reported human rights violations by comparing information gathered by ... Read More

New Report Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic study of the one-child policy by researchers at the University of California at Irvine. Despite government ... Read More

Wide Angle launches its sixth season on July 3, 2007

Wide Angle is a prime-time PBS documentary series on international affairs presented by WNET Channel 13 in New York and supported in part by MacArthur.  Its season runs from July 3 to September 11.  This year ... Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy 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

Framework Helps Protect the Eastern Himalaya

Increasing prospects for safeguarding of the natural and cultural resources of the Kangchenjunga Landscape in the Eastern Himalaya, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development produced a framework for regional cooperation between Bhutan, India, and Nepal. 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

"China and International Justice," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chinese University of Politics and Law

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's growth of grantmaking in China and the country's potential role in an emerging international justice system. Read More

New Multi-Million Dollar Investments will Help Protect Himalayan Species

The World Wildlife Fund, the global conservation organization, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) today announced a $5 million investment program to pioneer new ways to conserve the immense natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas ... Read More

Expanding Pool of Science and Security Experts in China

MacArthur has announced seven grants totaling more than $1 million to help expand the pool of experts in China who can provide scientific and technical advice on issues related to international security policy. Read More

ENewsletter: MacArthur Invests in China

Contents Investing in China Expanding the Science, Technology, and Security Initiative At Work in China: Snapshots of Organizations Receiving New Grants Related Grants   Investing in China With nearly 1.3 billion people, China is the world ... Read More

Conservation Efforts in the Eastern Himalaya Region

MacArthur has announced 12 grants totaling more than $3.6 million for biodiversity conservation work in the Eastern Himalaya, which stretches nearly 1,000 miles from Nepal to Yunnan Province in China. Read More

Responding to the Tsunami in Asia and Human-Induced Disasters in Africa

The worldwide response to the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean has been as heartening as the images from the region are tragic. Like that of so many people and institutions ... Read More

$1.5 Million to CARE for Relief Efforts

MacArthur has awarded a grant of $1.5 million to CARE International that will be used for disaster relief and reconstruction in South Asia and regions of Africa. Read More

Promoting Biodiversity Conservation in the South Pacific

MacArthur has announced a grant of $2 million to the University of the South Pacific (USP) for its Institute of Applied Sciences. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Emma Belcher

Emma Belcher

Director, International Peace and Security