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Russian Government Grants Competition Funds to MacArthur-Supported Universities

MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs.  In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ... Read More

Building Economic Sustainability for Russian Universities

In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia.  The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ... 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

Statement of Jonathan Fanton Regarding MacArthur's Registration in Russia

A new Russian law requires all foreign non-governmental organizations to re-register with the Russian government.  The registration of MacArthur for a branch office has recently been accepted by the Russian government.  This allows our Moscow office ... Read More

"Supporting institutions as well as individuals," Interview with Jonathan Fanton from Alliance Magazine

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 30th Anniversary of Moscow Helsinki Group

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on Russia's movement towards greater human rights over the course of the Group's history. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the European Humanities University Donors' Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pledges a three-year, $1 million renewal of the Foundation's commitment to EHU and announces the formation of an International Support Committee for the university. Read More

Educators Come Together to Support European Humanities University

Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU). Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More

European Court for Human Rights Rules on Russian Policy Torture Case

The European Court of Human Rights delivered its second verdict against Russia last week in a case concerning police torture. Attorneys at the Rostov Center for International Defense, a MacArthur grantee, worked tirelessly on behalf of ... Read More

Remarks by John Slocum on the Foundation's Efforts to Strengthen Russia's Scholarly Infrastructure, March 1, 2006

The Chair of MacArthur's Russia Working Group, John Slocum discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to improve human rights and higher education in the country. Read More

MacArthur Statement on Russian Legislation Affecting NGOs

MacArthur makes a statement in response to inquiries regarding proposed draft legislation pending in the Duma that amends existing laws on so-called “closed” cities, public associations, and nonprofit organizations Read More

International Justice: An Emerging Global System

President's Message The daily headlines tell stories of suffering and human rights abuse from Sudan and the Congo in Africa, to Nepal and Uzbekistan in Asia, to Iraq and Egypt in the Middle East. In ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Grand Opening Ceremony of European Humanities University International

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses higher education and academic freedom in Lithuania and Belarus. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Igor Zevelev

Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office

Olga Abalakina

Program Assistant, Russia

Zoya Fedorova

Office Services Assistant, Russia

Igor G. Kadiaev

Technical Assistant, Russia

Natalie Osipova

Chief Accountant, Russia