Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring guest speaker Tara Magner, the Director of the Chicago Commitment at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Prior to taking this role in January 2016, Tara served as a Program Officer in U.S. Programs, focusing on the Migration, Policy Research, and other program areas. Tara joined MacArthur in 2012 after two stints with Senator Patrick Leahy on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2001-2006 and 2009-2012). Her issue responsibilities included immigration, refugee protection, human rights, national security matters, Freedom of Information Act, and government secrecy. After the 2008 election, Tara was a member of President Obama’s Transition Policy Working Group on Immigration. Tara has published articles with MIT Press, the International Journal of Refugee Law, and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Tara received her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and her law degree at Georgetown Law. The event will take place on September 8 at 3:15 p.m.
Tara Magner, the Director of the Chicago Commitment at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will describe the grantmaking and other activities through which MacArthur works to advance racial equity and build a more inclusive Chicago. With a focus on people, places, and partnerships, the Chicago Commitment supports Vital Communities by investing in community economic development; efforts to decrease gun violence through Civic Partnerships; a vibrant arts sector through Culture, Equity, and the Arts; and initiatives to Advance Leadership across all of these areas.
“The MacArthur Foundation’s Commitment to Equity in Chicago” event will take place at John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center 104. The event is part of the Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series which explores the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. To see the full schedule and videos from previous events, visit the seminar series page.
For more information, contact Associate Professor of Social Sciences Hao Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: September 8, 2023
Time: 3:15–4:30 p.m.
Location: John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center 104