"No puedo respirar": racismo ininterrumpido en Estados Unidos

Olga González, Associate Dean of the IGC and Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Erika Busse-Cárdenas, Assistant Professor of Sociology wrote this article for La Mula, a media site in Peru. They note, "As Peruvians living in the Twin Cities we think it is a responsibility to share information about the social unrest in the Twin Cities with people in our country of origin. We wrote it for a Spanish-speaking audience to reach readers in Latin America, Spain and immigrants that are part of the Spanish-speaking diaspora, that includes the United States."

2020 Celebration of Global Citizenship Web Site is Live!

We are unable to hold the annual Annan IGC Spring Celebration in person this year, but we have moved the entire event online! Click on the picture to see videos from President Rosenberg, Dean Maeda, the GCSA winners, and recognition of all of the outstanding awardees this year!

2020 IGC Spring Celebration of Global Citizenship

View the annual IGC Spring Celebration of Global Citizenship to see the winning images from the annual IGC Photo Contest; hear from the recipients of the Global Citizenship Student Awards; and more.

2020 IGC Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lakshmi Somala ’20, whose photo "The Untold Story of a Jeanius" was selected as the winner of the 2020 IGC Photo Contest.

Thank You Center for Study Away Staff!!!

Colleagues in the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship, together with Dean Donna Maeda, recognize the Center for Study Away team (CSA), shown here from left to right: Marcus Carrigan, Pre-Departure Programs Specialist; Barbara Stinson, Study Away Finance and Data Specialist; Indra Halversone, Department Coordinator; Shanti Freitas, Assistant Director; Kevin Morrision, Director. These staff members provided exceptional, timely care resolving individual circumstances for each of the 163 Macalester students studying away during Spring Semester 2020.

Brian Lozenski Named First Faculty Fellow in Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship

Professor Brian Lozenski, a newly tenured faculty member in Educational Studies, will be working to build alternative intellectual spaces for students, staff, and faculty to connect. He will engage people on campus with broader networks that build on knowledges that are not always present in academic institutions. In addition, Brian will be helping to build faculty capacity to mentor diverse students.

2019 International Roundtable

The theme for the 26th Annual International Roundtable was: Incarceration (Un)Interrupted: Reclaiming Bodies, Lands and Communities. The event was held October 10-12, 2019. Click on the picture to learn more about the 2019 IRT.

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.

The Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship fosters global citizenship by advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action in our local, national, and international communities.

A unique feature of Macalester College, the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (Annan IGC) houses diverse programs that connect rigorous academics with hands-on experience and exploration outside the classroom. From the annual International Roundtable to study away, to civic engagement, our programs unite students, faculty, and community partners toward the common purpose of advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action. More


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