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Considering the Possibility and Practice of Global Citizenship

Institute for Global Citizenship

Posted by mykela1 on February 1, 2009

Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship was started in 2005 and will soon be breaking ground on it’s new building. Partnered with the College’s Civic Engagement Center and International Center, the Institute for Global Citizenship’s mission is as follows:

“To encourage, promote and support rigorous learning that prepares students for lives as effective and ethical ‘global citizen-leaders’; innovative scholarship that enriches the public and academic discourse on important issues of global significance; and meaningful service that enhances such learning and/or scholarship while enriching the communities within which Macalester is embedded.”

The Institute awards one senior annually with a Global Citizenship Student Award and is currently working on collecting student ideas for the 100 Projects for Peace program. The goal of these projects is to foster peace and multicultural understanding, while using student ideas from 85 different college campuses.

To find out more about the Institute for Global Citizenship, click here.


2 Responses to “Institute for Global Citizenship”

  1. bklunk said

    Do you see this as a model for others to emulate?

    • mykela1 said

      Yes, I think that this is an excellent way for people within higher learning institutions to get acquainted with the idea of global citizenship and get involved if they so wish.

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