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Research Universities and the Future of America

Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress. Read More
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Better Results, Lower Costs in Washington State

This brief by Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, highlights how Washington state has applied effectively cost-benefit analysis to criminal justice programs. Read More
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Helping States Make Informed Policy Choices

Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, is helping states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and use that data to make decisions based on the results. Read More

Examining the Fiscal Health of City Governments

The National League of Cities will examine the fiscal health of city governments across the U.S. as they recover from the recession. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $2.7 Million to Support Research on How Housing Matters

The research will explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Read More
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Aspen Institute Hosts Luncheon Conversation with Bob Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci was interviewed about the Foundation's grantmaking, the lack of civil discourse in America, and some of the globe’s most challenging nuclear security threats. Read More
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Report Calls for More Adaptive Conservation Management

In a MacArthur-supported paper, the Environmental Law Institute notes an inability on the part of nature system managers to adjust to the threats posed to biodiversity by climate change. Read More

CHA Launches Plan for Transformation of Public Housing 2.0

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will recalibrate its historic Plan for Transformation of public housing by engaging in a collaborative, open process. Read More
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Carnegie Moscow Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Carnegie Moscow Center provides an invaluable platform for open debate of key issues in a society at a crossroads. Read More
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Crisis Action, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Crisis Action works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers about how to stop conflict and protect civilians on the ground. Read More
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Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Furman Center spurs thoughtful discussion and reform by arming policymakers with critical analysis and research-driven policy recommendations. Read More
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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More

Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development

The goal of the Network on Early Experience and Brain Development is to study the relationship between brain and behavioral development, to clarify the role of experience in brain development and to enhance the understanding of ... Read More

Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment

The Network on Mandated Community Treatment was established to create a scientifically sound evidence base for developing effective policy and practice on whether, and how, to require certain people with mental disorders to adhere to treatment ... Read More