Sometimes our Ethics and Leadership case studies track uncomfortably closely with current events. That was the case this week as the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon interrupted our investigation of the Second Amendment. As a result, one of our key speakers was not able to join us, and so we’re postponing the end of the case study until later in the semester. Instead of discussing our academic work, this week’s blog post is about our weekly service activity.
Every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders put their toes on the mid-court line in the Thomson Public Elementary School third-floor gym. For the next hour, 24 “big people”–students from The School for Ethics and Global Leadership–give their time to coach basketball and reading.Read More
Former lead Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine gives first Fall 2015 Master Class (and we see the pope)
An SEGL “Master Class” is a signature experience for our students: several times a semester, they present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished guest expert. The deliverable might be a policy memo, an ethical argument, or–as was the case this past week–a three minute speech.Read More
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of only two case studies that SEGL has taught every semester/summer session since its inception. Each cohort of students views the conflict through a different lens: whether the Gaza War, or renewed hope for negotiations, there is always something in the news. This semester the picture is more complicated than ever: the war in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal, purported cool relations between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and renewed clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Read More