The Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship 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.


Browse the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship Collections:

Annual Report for the Institute for Global Citizenship

Award Winning IGC Papers

Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies

Macalester Abroad: Research and Writing from Off-campus Study

Macalester Civic Forum

Macalester International

Staff Publications

The Macalester International Roundtable 2007