Program receives grant for nearly $1 million

The MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change has received a new grant totalling nearly $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation.
The three-year grant, totalling $992,000, will help recruit graduate students and support research on international peace and cooperation, said Jim Johnson, associate director of the MacArthur program.
The MacArthur program operates within the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. It involves in a triangular consortium with Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“At the time when there have been many changes in the field of international peace and security, (the University) has been one that has been in the lead in opening up new areas for research and training,” said Kennette Benedict, MacArthur Foundation area director.
The MacArthur program currently draws students from five different University colleges to engage in interdisciplinary study of global change.
— David Anderson