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New Forestry School in Bhutan

MacArthur has announced a grant of $1.5 million to the Royal Government of Bhutan to establish a new forestry school that will train conservationists and managers for the countrys forest nature reserves

Foundations and Public Policy

The MacArthur Foundation fosters social change as it seeks to bring about a more humane and just society. There are many ways to encourage change, including strategies that shape market forces as well as those that ...

Effort to Provide the Best Research on Early Child Development

The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Brandeis University's Heller School has organized what is planned to be the nation's leading resource about early child brain and behavior development.

Secretary Of State Colin Powell Announces First Class Of Jefferson Science Fellows (June 2, 2004)

Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the first class of the Jefferson Science Fellows.

Welcoming Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Corporation for Enterprise Development's Local Capital Markets Investment Fund Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes the positive affects community development financial institutions have on neighborhoods and argues that continued urban development depends on their success.

Commentary by Jonathan Fanton on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan

In this Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, Fanton calls on the international community to fulfill its responsibility to protect the people of Sudan from genocide.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Inauguration of the Jefferson Science Fellows Program

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that science and public policy are linked, and should also learn from and at times complement each other.

Jonathan L. Leight Named Managing Director, Asset Allocation and Risk Management for MacArthur

In this position, Leight will be responsible for managing MacArthur's quantitative research/analytics function, including Asset Allocation and Risk Management.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at Ahmadu Bello University Convocation

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's role in Nigeria, the link between higher education and prosperous democracy, and the future of Ahmadu Bello itself.

"Drama Queen: An Interview with Ellen Stewart"

Words Without Borders
Ellen Stewart , 1985 MacArthur Fellow

Bringing News From Remote Areas of the World to Global Audiences

MacArthur has announced a grant of $250,000 to the OneWorld International Foundation in support of its online media network.

Helping to Create Effective Child Welfare System In Romania

MacArthur has announced a grant of $900,000 to the University of Minnesota to help Romania work towards a community-based family support, and adoption and foster care system for vulnerable and special needs children.

“Engaged Citizenship,” Jonathan F. Fanton Speech at Miss Porter’s School

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges young people to involve themselves in civic life, committing not just money but also time and expertise.

"Up Close and Personal?"

Walter Abish , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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