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Partnerships to Support Arts and Culture in Chicago

MacArthur formed the MacArthur Funds at the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in 2003 to expand our support for small and mid-sized arts and culture organizations across Chicago.
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Showcasing Important, Human-Driven Films for a National Audience

Justine Nagan, Executive Director, POV articulates how the show has been showcasing intimate, human-driven stories from bold filmmakers with diverse points of view for 30 years.
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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative: A Conversation with Valerie Chang

In 2010, MacArthur formed a partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts to create the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Results First works with states to implement an innovative evidence-based policymaking approach – featuring a cost-benefit analysis model – that ...
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A Conversation with Sergei Guriev on Higher Education in Russia

How would you describe Russian higher education in the years immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union? SG: Russia emerged from the collapse of the USSR with a strong reputation for quality of education in ...
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Strengthening American Democracy: A Conversation with Robert Gallucci

Robert Gallucci served as MacArthur's President from 2009 to 2014. He changed the Foundation's culture and practices, embedding assessment in all programs to ensure their impact and giving the professional staff the freedom to ...
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A Conversation with Elaine Pagels, Early MacArthur Fellowship Recipient

Elaine Pagels was a 38-year-old assistant professor at Barnard College when she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981, the first year of the program. Pagels is a historian of religion, with a focus on the origins ...
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The Accessible Billionaire’s Legacy

In post–World War II America, when John D. MacArthur earned his millions, he was the least known of the nation's wealthiest men. Even after he earned his great wealth in insurance and real estate ...
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Spurring Graduate Study in Global Development

In an effort to bolster the leadership and training of global development practitioners, Columbia University's Earth Institute convened a group of 20 eminent scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines in a year-long International ...
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Inspiring Learning with and About Ethical Technologies

Between 2007 and 2017, the Digital Media and Learning Competition program supported individuals, groups, programs, and institutions in the use and development of sound technologies that inspire learning and contribute to society. The Competition awarded over ...
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Introducing 40 Years, 40 Stories

When the MacArthur Foundation was created, John D. MacArthur famously said, "I made the money; you guys will have to figure out what to do with it." With that unusual freedom, for 40 years, dedicated, passionate ...
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