The 1994 Rwandan genocide is one of the darkest times in modern history. It is also a remarkable learning opportunity: not only for current world leaders still reeling from the collective decision not to intervene, but for future world leaders who will no doubt confront similar challenges in the future. Because of this, SEGL students have confronted Rwanda every semester since the school’s inception. Through studying several key responses to the violence, they can better understand the complexities of leadership in times of international crisis. And they can discover what it takes to be effective under this type of pressure.
It’s hard to believe that just one week ago our 24 extraordinary students had never met each other. After just seven days, they are already becoming a family.
SEGL’s eleventh semester is off to a strong start! The 24 new members of the SEGL family (including our first students from Japan and South Africa) are already distinguishing themselves intellectually and interpersonally.