John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Director, Chicago Commitment
Tara Magner is the Director of the Chicago Commitment team at the MacArthur Foundation, a role she has held since 2016. Prior to this assignment, Tara served as a Program Officer in U.S. Programs at MacArthur, focusing on Migration; Policy Research; and other program areas. Tara joined MacArthur in 2012 after serving as Senior Counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Her issue responsibilities included immigration, refugee protection, human rights, national security matters, Freedom of Information Act, and government secrecy.