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Americans Favor Deal With Iran, Survey Finds

A majority of Americans supports the broad outlines of an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program to civilian uses, according to a public opinion poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read More
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Fund to Forge Partneships Between News Outlets, Freelance Journalists on Global Issues

The Catalyst Fund, a $1 million initiative by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is aimed at fostering strategic partnerships with major news outlets to support work by freelance multimedia journalists on systemic global issues. Read More
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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Data Ethics in the Age of the Quantified Society

MacArthur grantees and other leading thinkers from business, government, civil society, and academia convened at the Aspen Ideas Festival to explore and debate ethics in the age of the quantified society. Read More
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Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Implications for the Future

Cathy Clark, Director of the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing discusses how investors, foundations, public officials, students and others can engage and succeed in the dynamic and fast-growing field of impact investing. Read More
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Over-Incarceration in America: National and Local Perspectives

MacArthur and several other Chicago foundations co-hosted a discussion about over-incarceration in America featuring local and national perspectives. Read More
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Criminal Justice Reform: Research and Policy

As part of the Aspen Ideas Festival, this in-depth discussion on criminal justice reform brings together bipartisan perspectives working toward a unified goal. Read More
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Responding to Racial Disparities in the Justice System

A report by the Brennan Center for Justice pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and identifies common sense reforms to reduce them. Read More
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Advancing a More Effective Justice System

The Coalition for Public Safety has launched Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances, a federal and state educational campaign focused on reducing the U.S. prison population and helping ex-offenders successfully re-enter society. Read More
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Bulletin Plans Nuclear Museum Exhibit, Workshops to Communicate Science

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will partner with Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to design an interactive exhibit exploring the past and future of nuclear energy as part of a celebration of the Bulletin ... Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More