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MacArthur Announces Four Grants In Support Of Human Rights In Russia

The grants totaling $460,000 will support both Moscow-based human rights organizations that can serve as hubs to the network and regional human rights ombudsmen or commissions in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

MacArthur Announces New Initiative In International Peace And Security

MacArthur has established the Science, Technology and Security Initiative to increase the pool of independent experts able to provide scientific and technical advice on issues related to international security policy. Read More

MacArthur Awards Grant Of $4.8 Million For Research On Socioeconomic Status And Health

MacArthur's award to the University of California at San Francisco will be used over the course of four years to identify pathways by which socioeconomic factors "get under the skin" to influence health. Read More

MacArthur Announces Nearly $3 Million In Support Of Chicago Public Housing Transformation

Seven grants awarded by MacArthur will help local groups implement the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Read More

"Ira Herskowitz (Lambda and Yeast Gene Regulation)"

Conversations in Genetics
Ira Herskowitz , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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Grants to Advance Efforts In International Peace And Security

MacArthur has announced grants totaling more than $1.8 million to advance work in the development of cooperative security methods; efforts to limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; and assisting in the development of ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations About Terrorism and Civil Society

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that civil society - a robust set of non-governmental organizations free to associate and oppose government policies - serves as a powerful antidote against terrorism Read More

"Virginia Hamilton, Writer for Children, Is Dead at 65"

The New York Times
Virginia Hamilton , 1995 MacArthur Fellow
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Special Fund Related To Terrorist Attacks And Their Aftermath

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5 million to address issues related to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath. Read More
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"Senorita Extraviada" (Missing Young Woman) Documentary Film

"Senorita Extraviada", directed by Lourdes Portillo, is an in-depth examination of the murders of women in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the forces that have allowed this violence to continue. Read More

Remarks by Carmen Barroso on Women's Rights and Population Policies at the Global Health Council Annual Conference, Washington, DC

MacArthur Director of Population & Reproductive Health Carmen Barroso discusses the synergy between human rights, especially women's rights, and population concerns. Read More