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.
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
October 14, 2016 - Publication
While core supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are most opposed to immigration and least likely to support free trade, Americans overall favor continued immigration and support globalization, according to the 2016 Chicago Council ... Read More