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Ahilan Arulanantham, Human Rights Lawyer

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In an ongoing series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More


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¡Vamos! Immigrants Charting A Path Forward

Explore the cutting-edge of immigrant legal defense and advocacy with MacArthur Fellows Jose Quinonez, Ahilan Arulanantham, Josh Kun, and featuring Cambalache, Ceci Bastida, and more. View further details for this event. Read More

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"Thomas Whiteside, 79, Dies; Writer Exposed Agent Orange"

The New York Times
Thomas Whiteside , 1986 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alfonso Ortiz, 57, Anthropologist of the Pueblo, Dies"

The New York Times
Alfonso Ortiz , 1982 MacArthur Fellow
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"William Julius Wilson"

Mother Jones
William Julius Wilson , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Amos Tversky, Expert on Decision Making, Is Dead at 59"

The New York Times
Amos Tversky , 1984 MacArthur Fellow
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"Meyer Schapiro, 91, Is Dead; His Work Wove Art and Life"

The New York Times
Meyer Schapiro , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Where is Fred Cuny?"

The Washington Post
Frederick C. Cuny , 1995 MacArthur Fellow
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"Edward V. Roberts, 56, Champion of the Disabled"

The New York Times
Edward V. Roberts , 1984 MacArthur Fellow
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Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Senior Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Senior Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer