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March 1, 2009 - Speech
In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health.
March 1, 2009 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's commitment to Nigerian democracy and higher education and notes Bayero's growth as an institution.
October 7, 2008 - From The Field
Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations announced in a press release the unanimous decision to continue collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond an original ten-year commitment ending in 2010.
October 6, 2008 - From The Field
Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations comprising the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa announced their unanimous decision to continue their collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond their original ...
February 26, 2008 - Speech
"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions
MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth.
February 14, 2008 - Speech
"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia.
February 12, 2008 - Speech
“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education.
January 31, 2008 - Press Release
MacArthur is awarding new grants totaling $7.1 million to expand academic and research programs and strengthen staff development at two Nigerian universities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to improve higher education in Africa.
November 9, 2007 - Publication
Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ...
October 18, 2007 - From The Field
The 2007-2008 academic year began on October 1st for the European Humanities University, the MacArthur-funded Belarusian university-in-exile located in Vilnius, Lithuania. An incoming class of 216 joins EHU, bringing the total number of residential and distance-learning ...
July 12, 2007 - From The Field
MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs. In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ...
June 30, 2007 - Commentary
In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education.
June 15, 2007 - From The Field
In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia. The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ...
March 15, 2007 - Speech
As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton expresses optimism for the future of Nigerian democracy.
November 16, 2006 - Speech
"Nigeria, Democratic Progress, and the Moral Authority to Lead in Africa and Beyond," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, University of Ibadan Convocation Lecture
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Nigerian higher education, human rights, and international justice in a speech to students at the University.