Mary R. Page for many years was director of the Human Rights Program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Grants made by this programme were to strengthen a core of human rights advocates and institutions working globally. At the country level, grants also seek to advance human rights law and culture in Nigeria, Mexico, and until 2015, Russia. Mary joined the Foundation in 1990 as a program officer in the Program on Peace and International Cooperation, where she had responsibilities for grantmaking in the areas of conventional arms policy, Middle East regional security, and U.S. military production and budgets. From l998 – 2000 she was Associate Director of the US Interests and Responsibilities area, working on public deliberation and the role of the United States in international affairs. Prior to joining the Foundation Mary was engaged in research and development of computer-assisted instruction programs at Stanford University, mathematics education research at the University of Chicago, and English composition and early childhood education at Holt, Rinehart and Winston, publishers, where she was a Senior Editor. Ms. Page has degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago, serves on the boards of the Global Philanthropy Partnership and the Fund for War Affected Children in Northern Uganda, and is an Advisor to Security Council Report.