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Barbara Laskin

Meditations on Global Citizenship
Macalester Civic Forum - March 29-31

St. Paul, Minn. - The Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College presents the inaugural Macalester Civic Forum, titled, “Meditations on Global Citizenship,” Thursday – Saturday, March 29-31, 2007, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave.,
St. Paul, Minn. The forum is free and open to the public.

The forum will focus on how “global citizenship” should be conceptualized, and what are the key issues pertaining to the theory and practice of global citizenship in the contemporary era?

This year’s participants include:
Seyla Benhabib, the Eugene Meyer professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics, whose talk is titled “Just Membership” in a Global Community
 (9:30 a.m., Friday, March 30)

David Theo Goldberg, director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, whose talk is titled Neoliberalizing Race
(1:30 p.m., Friday, March 30)

Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, whose talk is titled Philanthropy: The New Benchmark for Global Citizenship
(9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31)

The forum begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, with opening statements from Macalester’s Associate Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship, Andrew A. Latham, and President Brian C. Rosenberg. Other Macalester faculty, students and staff will also participate. 

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,884 students.  Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, diversity and civic engagement.