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Justice Richard Goldstone Receives MacArthur Award for International Justice

MacArthur honored Justice Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. Read More

Obama Announces Nonproliferation Agenda

President Obama has announced new commitments to reducing the world’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons and preventing their spread, goals which have been advanced by MacArthur grantees since the mid-1980s. Read More

Court Holds Russian Government Responsible for Deaths

The European Court of Human Rights recently held the Russian government responsible for the presumed death of two brothers who were taken from their home in 2003. Read More

Court Orders Russia to Pay Abused Prisoners

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the Perm Human Rights Center, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian government violated human rights conventions in its handling of the beating of seven prisoners. Read More

European Court Rules on Two Disappearances in Chechnya

In a case brought by MacArthur grantee the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Court of Human Rights found the Russian government responsible for the disappearance of two men in Chechnya who were taken from ... Read More

Russian Human Rights Group Wins Police Abuse Case

The Committee Against Torture, a MacArthur grantee based in Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia, has won a police abuse case in the European Court of Human Rights. The Court found that the authorities violated the prohibition on torture ... Read More

"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia. Read More

“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More

Applicants for European Humanities University Up Despite Increased Harassment

The 2007-2008 academic year began on October 1st for the European Humanities University, the MacArthur-funded Belarusian university-in-exile located in Vilnius, Lithuania.  An incoming class of 216 joins EHU, bringing the total number of residential and distance-learning ... Read More

Grantees Help Deliver Justice in Chechnya

On July 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on three cases brought against Russia by five Chechens, represented by MacArthur grantees the London-based European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) and the Russian NGO, Memorial ... Read More

Russian Government Grants Competition Funds to MacArthur-Supported Universities

MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs.  In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ... Read More

Building Economic Sustainability for Russian Universities

In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia.  The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ... Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy Read More

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Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
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Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
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Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
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John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
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Mikhail Troitskiy

Associate Director, Russia Office

Olga Abalakina

Program Assistant, Russia

Zoya Fedorova

Office Services Assistant, Russia

Igor G. Kadiaev

Technical Assistant, Russia

Natalie Osipova

Chief Accountant, Russia