Annual Spring Celebration

Welcome to the 2021 Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship Spring Celebration. Of course, we wish we were celebrating in person, but we are glad you’ve landed here to celebrate this year’s awardees with us. (Read more)

Community Aid vs. Policing Bodies Video Now Live on YouTube!

In this panel discussion hosted by Harry Waters Jr, panelists discuss how during these tense times of the trials for the murder of George Floyd, recent unfortunate violence at George Floyd Square, ongoing attacks on communities, and environmental suffering, we have grown more aware of the great toll on the bodies of us all.

Understanding Authoritarianism in the U.S. and Abroad video is now live! Click image to view!

Join panelists Professors Erik Davis, Religious Studies; Olga González, Annan IGC, Anthropology, Latin American Studies; Bill Hart, Religious Studies, American Studies; and Lisa Mueller, Political Science; moderated by Dean Donna Maeda, Annan IGC, American Studies as they provide lenses for us to understand what we are seeing around the world and in Macalester's local contexts.

Video Available! How Does Race Matter?: Anticolonial and Anticapitalist Struggles Across the Globe

How Does Race Matter?: Anticolonial and Anticapitalist Struggles Across the Globe, the second installment of our 2020 Summer Series, titled Untangling Racial Politics and Ontologies: Local and Global Antagonisms and Possibilities, took place on August 13! Click the picture to be taken to the Registration view the video!

CEC provides multi-faceted ways for students to engage with the larger community

Students in the Outdoor Environmental Education Course teach elementary school students at the Ordway Field Station. Each year, about 60 academic courses include a community-based engagement component, just one of the ways students can become involved during their time at Mac through the Civic Engagement Center.

2020 International Roundtable - Video Live on YouTube!

The theme for the 27th Annual International Roundtable is Facing Pandemics of Disease and Race: Radically Rethinking for Liberatory Futures. The main Plenary Speaker Session, State of Emergency or State of Opportunity? Tools and Practices for Self-Determination, can be viewed now by clicking the image above.

How Does the Annan IGC Foster Global Citizenship?

The Annan IGC strives to be a collaborative space for reimagining what a world that is focused on equity and justice could look like. In order to move towards such a vision, we work with students, staff, faculty, and members of communities beyond the campus to consider the complexity of contexts within local, national, and international systems and histories of power and inequality. The spaces we cultivate require us to critically reflect on our positionalities in these contexts and then work with others across differences to impact social change. We build on individual and collective strengths, values, and commitments as we engage this critical reflection and self-exploration. We foster opportunities to develop skills and knowledge via experiential learning and by nurturing meaningful collaborative relationships across campus and in communities. As we learn and build collaboratively with community partners, we recognize  community knowledges that expand traditional notions of scholarship and expertise and honor long histories of work for social change. In this way, the Annan IGC and its partners explore the confluence of multiculturalism, internationalism, and community engagement through the lens of equity and justice to co-create spaces of mutuality, agency, and transformative change. More


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