The 12th annual world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will be held in Chicago April 23-25, 2012. Recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, the summit is expected to attract hundreds of high-profile leaders and organizers from around the globe. "The MacArthur Foundation knows that individuals with vision, motivation, and creativity can change the world – as the Nobel Peace Prize winners have done," said Robert Gallucci, President of the MacArthur Foundation and Summit co-chair. "We look forward to hosting the Peace Prize laureates in Chicago, hearing their ideas for the future, and joining with them in hopeful conversation." The three-day summit, themed "Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights," will place a special emphasis on engaging and empowering youth to action through a series of plenary sessions and breakout discussion.
February 13, 2017 - Publication
A report by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, describes a cyber-espionage operation targeting public health advocates in Mexico. Read More
January 27, 2017 - From The Field
For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. Read More
January 12, 2017 - From The Field
In a talk at TEDWomen 2016, Erika Gregory, managing director of the MacArthur-supported N Square Collaborative, argues that the next generation must address the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago. Read More