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Reducing the Threat of WMDs

The MacArthur Foundation is pleased to introduce this monthly electronic newsletter. Foundations are fortunate to have access to vast networks of information and thanks to new technologies, we can do a much better job of making ... Read More

Commentary by Jonathan Fanton on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan

In this Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, Fanton calls on the international community to fulfill its responsibility to protect the people of Sudan from genocide. Read More

Support for Human Rights Work in Russia

MacArthur has announced seven grants totaling $860,000 in support of human rights work in Russia. Read More

Strengthening the International Criminal Court

MacArthur has awarded more than $1.7 million to three organizations for their efforts to strengthen the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court. Read More

Macarthur Awards $1 Million to International Crisis Group

MacArthur  has announced a $1 million grant over three years to the International Crisis Group (ICG) for world-wide efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. "As a result of humanitarian disasters in Rwanda, Bosnia, East Timor ... Read More

More Than $1.5 Million in Support of Human Rights in Russia

MacArthur has announced six grants totaling more than $1.5 million in support of six Moscow-based organizations that serve as network hubs for local and regional human rights work in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

In Support of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in U.S.

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $3.5 million in support of three major institutions working to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals living in the United States. Read More

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Human Rights Network in Russia

Grants will support both Moscow-based groups that can serve as network hubs as well as leading human rights organizations in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

MacArthur Announces $1.5 Million in Grants Related to International Criminal Court

The grants are all designed to advance the institutionalization of the International Criminal Court. Read More

MacArthur Makes $1 Million Grant to Lawyers Committee For Human Rights

The grant was made to support its work on major international human rights issues. Read More

MacArthur Announces Four Grants In Support Of Human Rights In Russia

The grants totaling $460,000 will support both Moscow-based human rights organizations that can serve as hubs to the network and regional human rights ombudsmen or commissions in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations About Terrorism and Civil Society

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that civil society - a robust set of non-governmental organizations free to associate and oppose government policies - serves as a powerful antidote against terrorism Read More

Remarks by Carmen Barroso on Women's Rights and Population Policies at the Global Health Council Annual Conference, Washington, DC

MacArthur Director of Population & Reproductive Health Carmen Barroso discusses the synergy between human rights, especially women's rights, and population concerns. Read More

Commentary from Jonathan Fanton on Signing the Treaty for an International Criminal Court

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton comments on the signing of the treaty established a new international criminal court. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton about the Formation of Scholars at Risk Network, The University of Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the importance of academic freedom as a prerequisite to democracy and challenges universities to take the lead in advocating for it. Read More