Opportunities to Engage

Institute for Global Citizenship
Markim Hall
651-696-6655
651-696-6750 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

The IGC sponsors multiple on-going initiatives that bring the campus and wider community together to explore what it means to be a global citizen. We welcome your involvement and hope that you will join us in creating sustained and meaningful dialog. For more information contact Karla Nagy at .

The International Roundtable is a community-wide forum exploring critical international issues that takes place each October on campus. The Roundtable brings together students, scholars, practitioners, and community members from campus and around the world to engage in discussion and debate. Past themes have included global health and equity; globalization, food, and agriculture; children of the world; human rights, and the global environment.

Global Citizenship In The News is a monthly discussion series sponsored by the IGC to highlight current world events. Past topics have included President Obama’s visit to Israel, the Pope’s resignation, and current events in Syria. Watch the schedule for information on upcoming discussions. (left: Farah Al Haddad spoke about Syria for the first event in the fall.)

WHO Collaboration EMPaCT (Enhanced monitoring for prevention, access, control and treatment of infectious diseases) is a collaboration between Macalester College and the World Health Organization that pairs the research needs of disease-endemic countries with a global network of degree-seeking students. 

Professional Development Seminars are multi-day immersive experiences that foster collaborative learning about scholarly topics, pedagogy, and place. International seminars to locations such as Brazil, Turkey, and the Netherlands give faculty opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and focused intellectual exploration. Domestic seminars allow faculty to explore how issues facing US cities can connect with academic programs. Sites have included New Orleans, Detroit, and the Twin Cities.

Sandwiches And Scholarship is a monthly luncheon series hosted by the IGC Student Council (IGCSC) to highlight student scholarship across campus. Students give short presentations on an academic paper, project, or artistic pursuit.