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 Project Pericles®

Project Pericles® at Macalester College seeks to develop a structure and culture that intentionally support and promote a civically engaged campus.

Macalester College joined Project Pericles in 2003, as one of ten inaugural institutions.

Begun through a generous grant from Eugene Lang (National Project Pericles) and trustee emeritus Don & Adele Garretson, Project Pericles at Macalester is

  • A multifaceted effort to renew our civic commitments and make structural and cultural changes in order to cultivate in students the skills and motivation for a life of civic engagement
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  • An opportunity to infuse social responsibility into all areas of the college, i.e. to create a civically engaged campus
  • A building block for a long-term comprehensive approach to education that develops informed and active citizens and strengthens communities


For more information on public scholarship, civic engagement and Project Pericles at Macalester, see Andrew Latham's paper,

"Liberal Education for Global Citizenship: Renewing Macalester's Tranditions of Public Scholarship and Civic Learning"

Program  Director

  Karin Trail-Johnson
Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizen
Director of Civic Engagement Center
(651) 696-6040


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