What's New

Page 804 of 841. Return to the program 

MacArthur Selects Kofi Annan for International Justice Award

MacArthur will honor former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan with the first MacArthur Award for International Justice, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today in a speech at the National Press Club.

Statement from Kofi Annan Regarding the MacArthur Award for International Justice

“I am honored to receive the MacArthur Award for International Justice. “Advancing international justice should speak to the collective conscience of the world.  The emerging international justice system, including the International Criminal Court and the principle ...

"The Case for an International System of Justice,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the National Press Club

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that the combination of the International Criminal Court, regional human rights courts, and the new norm of Responsibility to Protect are improving human rights around the world.
Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected thumbnail

Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected

Young people’s use of digital media may result in various innovations and unexpected outcomes, from the use of videogame technologies to create films to the effect of home digital media on family life.
How Digital Media Can Engage Youth thumbnail

How Digital Media Can Engage Youth

Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves.
Race and Ethnicity in the Digital Media Landscape thumbnail

Race and Ethnicity in the Digital Media Landscape

It may have been true once that "Nobody knows you're a dog on the Internet," and that on the Internet there is no race, gender, or infirmity, but today, this notion seems quaintly idealistic.
Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility thumbnail

Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility

Today we have access to an almost inconceivably vast amount of information, from sources that are increasingly portable, accessible, and interactive.
Digital Media Use and Identity thumbnail

Digital Media Use and Identity

As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect their sense of self and others?
Games as a Tool For Learning thumbnail

Games as a Tool For Learning

In the many studies of games and young people's use of them, little has been written about an overall "ecology" of gaming, game design and play—mapping the ways that all the various elements, from ...

Agreement Protects Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

Fundacion Maquipucuna, a MacArthur grantee that works to secure sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in northwest Ecuador, recently reached an agreement that will help it protect the 500,000-acre Cotocachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. Maquipucuna acquired the title ...

Report on Prisoner Reentry Influences Crime Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a crime bill that includes several recommendations from a policy report by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a MacArthur grantee. The bill, known as the Second ...

NewsTrust.net Expands with MacArthur Support

In a press release issued today, the non-profit social news network NewsTrust.net announced it will use a multi-year grant from MacArthur Foundation to expand its 'Web 2.0' news review services and offer them to ...

Court Rules that Roma Children Denied Education

Information from the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights and Human Rights Watch helped provide the basis for a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights involving discrimination against Roma children ...