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Enewsletter: Housing Matters

For children and families, housing matters. But how? How important is housing to healthy human and community development? Ask Maricela Contreras. She remembers how it was for her growing up in Chicago, moving from apartment to ...

$1.65 Million to Help Provide Expertise on International Security Matters to Policymakers

MacArthur has announced five grants totaling $1.65 million for efforts to help provide policymakers with the most up-to-date technical and scientific information available on matters relating to key issues in international security.

Leadership Training Program in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced a grant of $690,000 over three years to Pathfinder International for a new leadership training program for individuals

Commentary by Jonathan Fanton Calling for U.S. Support of the International Criminal Court

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the U.S. to reverse its position on the International Criminal Court and support efforts to refer the humanitarian crisis in Darfur to The ...

Commentary: Fed Cuts Threaten Chicago's Affordable Housing Efforts

Though there are many elements in the President's plan that promote needed reforms and positive trade-offs, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton believes any budget that features cuts to 150 programs should meet with constructive scrutiny.

ENewsletter: Juvenile Justice Reform

Early this month the Supreme Court, in deciding Roper v. Simmons, put an end the to use of the death penalty for people who were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes ...

Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ...

Commentary: Darfur Deserves its Day in Court

In an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues such action could help curtail the violence by presenting a very real threat of imprisonment, frozen assets, and international isolation to Sudan's ...

Support for Independent Universities in Russia and Region

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,

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

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.

Three Grants to Help Reduce Maternal Mortality in India

MacArthur has awarded three grants totaling $800,000 to help reduce maternal mortality and improve young peoples access to information and services about reproductive and sexual health and rights in India.

"Continental Gift"

The Guardian
Ved Mehta , 1982 MacArthur Fellow

Responding to the Tsunami in Asia and Human-Induced Disasters in Africa

The worldwide response to the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean has been as heartening as the images from the region are tragic. Like that of so many people and institutions ...

Rethinking Global Security

Contents Containing the biological threat Cultivating a new generation of experts on science and security issues Director's Message Jefferson Science Fellows join State Department President’s Message Working toward security in space   Containing the biological ...

Biodiversity Conservation in the Caribbean

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $3.2 million in support of biodiversity conservation work in the islands of the Caribbean.
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