About MDG

Chartered by Macalester College in Fall 2009, the Macalester Development Group (MDG) is a student organization  devoted to strengthening Macalester College's international development opportunities by creating and enhancing curricular and co-curricular programs and activities. 

Our curricular component involves a rigorous engagement of development discourse with faculty and students. We invite speakers through our International Development Speaker Series, and during our group meetings, we discuss different issues surrounding development. 

Our co-curricular activities are composed of student engagement in development through research, study abroad, internships, and student-led initiatives. We are in touch with NGOs and colleges around the Twin Cities and around the world including The Student Microfinance & Development Initiative, WE International and India Institute of Technology, Delhi.