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Juan Salgado & Natalie Moore

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, community leader and MacArthur Fellow Juan Salgado and Natalie Moore will discuss economy, inequality, race, violence, and sustainability as it pertains to cities. Read More
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Poetry off the Shelf: Alice Fulton

Join poet and MacArthur Fellow Alice Fulton for a reading of her works at the Poetry Foundation. Read More
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"The Look of Silence" Film Screening

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer’s compelling documentary focuses on a family of survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide and their discovery of how their son was murdered, along with the identity of his killers. Read More
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Plenary Lecture with Jad Abumrad

Join radio host and producer Jad Abumrad for a plenary lecture as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Read More
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Coalition or Derogation? Psychological Perspectives on Race Relations in the 21st Century

As part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, social psychologist Jennifer Richeson will discuss the psychological perspectives of race relations. Read More
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Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with MacArthur Fellow Jerry Mitchell

In this Reddit AMA, investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell will discuss how he helped put four Ku Klux Klan members in prison for several murders, including that of NAACP leader Medgar Evers. Read More
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A Conversation with Laura Poitras and Joshua Oppenheimer

Academy Award-winner/nominee Laura Poitras and Joshua Oppenheimer speak about their practice as documentary filmmakers with Eric Hynes, associate curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image. Read More
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Harris Theater Presents "Dido and Aeneas"

The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group will perform dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur Fellow Mark Morris’s masterwork "Dido and Aeneas." Read More
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Voices in a Promised Land

Three MacArthur Fellows - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, Cecilia Muñoz - will talk about their pioneering work as it relates to immigration. Read More
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Harris Theater Presents Vijay Iyer – MIX at SIX

MIX at SIX is the Harris’ first ever happy hour performance series featuring six after work performances throughout the season. Read More
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Inspiring Creativity: Celebrating 35 Years of MacArthur Fellows Discussion at City Club of Chicago

MacArthur's Cecilia Conrad discusses the MacArthur Fellows Program as it marks its 35th anniversary, and moderates a discussion at the City Club of Chicago with labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo and artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, both Fellows. Read More
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The MacArthur Fellows Program

An overview of the MacArthur Fellowship, a $625,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Performances, Discussion to Celebrate 35 Years of Iconic Fellowship Program

Most of the events will be open to the public for free or at low cost. Video of many events will be made available online. Read More
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Celebrating 35 Years of MacArthur Fellows

Through a year-long series of performances, discussions, and other events, the Foundation will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its iconic MacArthur Fellows Program in 2016. Read More

Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with MacArthur Fellow William Dichtel

Dichtel is a chemist pioneering the assembly of molecules into stable, high surface-area networks with potential applications in electronic, optical, and energy storage devices. Read More

Staff

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

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Mariela Evans

Coordinator

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications