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May 23, 2005 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's efforts to make American cities better places to live.
May 14, 2005 - Commentary
In this second century of juvenile justice, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Illinois' leadership role in demanding justice, fairness and accountability in the treatment of young people in trouble with the law.
May 2, 2005 - Press Release
MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education.
April 21, 2005 - Press Release
MacArthur has announced 12 grants totaling more than $3.6 million for biodiversity conservation work in the Eastern Himalaya, which stretches nearly 1,000 miles from Nepal to Yunnan Province in China.
April 20, 2005 - Publication
These are challenging times for the nonprofit sector. An uncertain economy, unprecedented levels of scrutiny, and the continuing needs of those we seek to help are the defining characteristics of the environment in which we work ...
March 31, 2005 - Press Release
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.
March 29, 2005 - Commentary
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 ...
March 11, 2005 - Commentary
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.
February 17, 2005 - Publication
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 ...
January 25, 2005 - Commentary
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 ...
January 20, 2005 - Press Release
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,