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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.
November 1, 2006 - Publication
In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy. Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria. The MacArthur ...
October 15, 2006 - Speech
"Supporting institutions as well as individuals," Interview with Jonathan Fanton from Alliance Magazine
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks.
May 9, 2006 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pledges a three-year, $1 million renewal of the Foundation's commitment to EHU and announces the formation of an International Support Committee for the university.
May 9, 2006 - Press Release
Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU).
May 1, 2006 - Publication
Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ...
March 6, 2006 - From The Field
On September 16, about 200 people with an interest in the future of Africa gathered in New York for the announcement of the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. MacArthur, Ford, Rockefeller ...
March 1, 2006 - Speech
Remarks by John Slocum on the Foundation's Efforts to Strengthen Russia's Scholarly Infrastructure, March 1, 2006
The Chair of MacArthur's Russia Working Group, John Slocum discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to improve human rights and higher education in the country.
November 4, 2005 - Speech
MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them.
November 1, 2005 - Publication
In 2001, the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation approved multi-year grants of between $2 and $3 million to each of four Nigerian universities:
September 16, 2005 - Press Release
MacArthur and five partner foundations announced the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa.
June 9, 2005 - Speech
Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Grand Opening Ceremony of European Humanities University International
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses higher education and academic freedom in Lithuania and Belarus.
January 20, 2005 - Press Release
MacArthur has awarded five grants totaling more than $5 million in support of three independent universities in Russia and to help move the operations of the European Humanities University from Belarus,
January 19, 2005 - Press Release
MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria.