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The Rwandan Genocide, The European Parliament: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 3

Week 3 of the Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute was a mix of the deeply meaningful and delightfully mundane–though nothing is mundane when you are in London! Read More

Friday, July 20th, 2018 Featured No Comments

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Brexit and the EU: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 2

Sometimes world and classroom events align like pedagogical magic.  Such was the case last week as we began our study of Brexit and the future of Europe.  As Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and others left Teresa May’s government, and world leaders prepared for the NATO summit, our students were scurrying around London, soaking up knowledge and experience.Read More

Thursday, July 12th, 2018 Featured No Comments

Ethical Decision-making, Empires, and Intractable Conflicts: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 1

Week One of SEGL’s inaugural London Summer Institute zoomed by faster than the English made it into the knock-out round of the World Cup!Read More

Sunday, July 8th, 2018 Featured No Comments

2018 SUMMER ETHICS INSTITUTE IN LONDON BEGINS!

Our 2018 Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute has arrived in London, and our 21 students are already proving themselves a capable, deep-thinking, and fun-loving group.Read More

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 Featured, Uncategorized No Comments

SEGL Summer Institute Tackles the Syrian Refugee Crisis, The SEGL Odyssey, International Relations Case Study

The capstone policy document.  It is one of SEGL’s most daunting assignments, and one of its most rewarding.  Each term our cohort of students chooses a current international challenge and drafts a detailed, well-researched policy document that proposes potential solutions to that challenge.  The students then present and defend their findings in front of leading experts.

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Monday, July 28th, 2014 Photos, Top Story 1 Comment

Summer 2014 Faces Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict looms over a myriad of contemporary problems.  Countless leaders of the past and present have worked to address it in fits and starts and with limited success. This week our intrepid cohort of future leaders confronted the challenge, with hopeful results.Read More

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Photos, Top Story No Comments

Summer 2014 Confronts Rwandan Genocide

The 1994 Rwandan genocide is one of the darkest chapters in modern history.  Nearly a million people were killed in 100 days while the world decided against intervening.  As dark a chapter as it is, the genocide provides a remarkable learning opportunity for SEGL students.  Through studying the individual and governmental responses to the violence, they can better understand effective leadership in times of crisis.Read More

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Top Story No Comments

FORMER NIXON WHITE HOUSE LEADER EGIL ‘BUD’ KROGH LEADS SUMMER 2014′s FIRST MASTER CLASS

The Master Class is a hallmark of the SEGL experience.  On several occasions during a term, we ask our guest experts to do more than provide expertise: we ask them to facilitate a class. These experiences become some of the most memorable intellectual moments of the entire semester. On Tuesday, former Nixon White House official Egil “Bud” Krogh led the first Master Class of the Summer 2014 term.Read More

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 Photos, Top Story No Comments

Two Weeks at SEGL: Fmr. Ass’t Secretary of State George Moose, Fmr. White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, Fmr. NRA President David Keene, Fmr. White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, and BP VP Ray Dempsey

Bill Watterson once titled a bestselling Calvin and Hobbes anthology The Days are Just Packed.  We could have used the same title for the final days of the Spring 2014 semester.Read More

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 Photos No Comments

SPRING 2014 PRESENTS CAPSTONE POLICY DOCUMENT TO SENIOR PENTAGON LEADERS

The policy document.  It is one of SEGL’s most challenging and meaningful assignments.  Our entire semester must choose a topic, research and author a 40-page scholarly document, and present and defend detailed recommendations before real-world leaders.  All in about three weeks while also continuing with regular classes.

It’s really fun, actually.Read More

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Photos, Top Story, Uncategorized No Comments

SPRING 2014 CONTINUES BOOKS AND BASKETBALL SERVICE TRADITION

Since SEGL’s founding in 2009, students have advocated for service learning opportunities.   Read More

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Photos No Comments

THE ODYSSEY: SPRING 2014 EDITION

The Odyssey. It is an SEGL rite-of-passage: part personal discovery, part hard work, and all opportunity.  Read More

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Photos, Top Story No Comments

SOCIAL VENTURE PROJECTS, PART I: SPRING 2014

Spring has finally vanquished winter in DC, and as the cherry blossoms start to bloom something else is starting to flower at SEGL: a new set of capstone social venture projects.Read More

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Photos, Top Story No Comments

LISSA MUSCATINE & AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE HIGHLIGHT UKRAINE CRISIS WEEK

Quick: You’re President Obama, and Vladimir Putin has just put military troops on the ground in Ukraine.  What do you say to the public?Read More

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 Uncategorized 1 Comment

SPRING 2014 TAKES AIM AT LEADING CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR IN SECOND AMENDMENT CASE STUDY

How would you go about convincing a Supreme Court Justice that your view is correct?  In this week’s Second Amendment case study, our students answered that very question.Read More

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 Photos No Comments

“SEGLIFE”: CONFRONTING GENOCIDE, ENJOYING DC SNOWSTORM

Part of the SEGL experience (or, in the language of Twitter hashtags, #seglife) is learning to balance weighty issues with good fun.  Last week was a perfect example of how our students blend both elements into a meaningful experience.

“Ghosts of Rwanda Night.” It is an SEGL tradition. Since our very first semester, students have watched the PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” on our first or second Friday evening. The film, which vividly documents one of the darkest chapters of our times, is challenging, sobering, upsetting, and–ultimately–inspiring. And the questions it provokes (particularly on a day when the UN released a frightening report on human rights abuses in North Korea) are profound.Read More

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Admissions Update

Due to inclement weather across the U.S., SEGL will accept any applications for our semester program postmarked next week (2/17 – 2/21) as part of the priority admissions cycle.  Please e-mail admissions@schoolforethics.org with any questions or concerns.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

SPRING 2014 FACES ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Last week our Spring 2014 students faced what is arguably the most intractable international dilemma of our age: the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict. The disagreement is so fraught with anger and misunderstanding that many question every word, every historical event, every intention. And yet the problem remains, and will remain until we have leaders–perhaps including a few SEGL graduates–who conquer it.Read More

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Photos No Comments

FORMER NIXON WHITE HOUSE LEADER EGIL ‘BUD’ KROGH HIGHLIGHTS SPRING 2014’s FIRST WEEK

With our first week in the rearview mirror, our students are reflecting on a terrific beginning.  Our first seven days have been packed with new experiences, new friendships, and new discoveries.Read More

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 Photos No Comments

SEGL Kicks off Tenth Semester

The students of Spring 2014 arrived on Saturday and they are already distinguishing themselves.Read More

Monday, January 27th, 2014 Photos, Top Story No Comments

Fall 2013 discusses Iran policy document with Senator Chuck Schumer, former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, State Department Iran desk

The capstone policy document.  It is one of SEGL’s most daunting assignments, and one of its most rewarding.  Each semester our cohort of students chooses a current international challenge and drafts a detailed, well-researched policy document that proposes potential solutions to that challenge.  The students then present and defend their findings in front of leading experts.Read More

Friday, December 20th, 2013 Photos 1 Comment

2014-2015 Application Release

Attention all prospective students:

We are excited to announce our newly released 2014-2015 application for admission!Read More

Friday, December 6th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

An October to Remember

What a terrific month it has been!  Read More

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Top Story No Comments

SEGL Homecoming and Fifth Annual Gala: Our Best Yet

A record number of SEGL graduates, family members, and friends joined us last weekend for a wonderful Homecoming and Gala celebration.  Read More

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 Top Story No Comments

A Master Class with Lissa Muscatine and Megan Rooney

Each year our graduates select the guest speaker who has made the biggest difference in their lives.  That speaker receives our school’s greatest honor, the SEGL Golden Mug Award, at our Annual Gala in October.

This year’s winner is Lissa Muscatine, who served as Hillary Clinton’s top speechwriter for nearly two decades and helped author Clinton’s autobiography, Living History.  One of the top speechwriters in the world today, Ms. Muscatine is also an accomplished teacher and a riveting storyteller.

This week Ms. Muscatine visited SEGL twice.Read More

Monday, October 7th, 2013 Photos, Top Story No Comments

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: FRENCH CLASS AT SEGL

A guest post by SEGL French teacher Mairéad O’Grady:

“So, what country are we visiting this week?”

This certainly isn’t a question that my own high school French teacher was likely to hear. And even if she had an answer, it was never Mali, Guinea-Conakry, Côte d’Ivoire, or Senegal. But by the end of this week, the SEGL French students will have visited the embassies of all four of those countries, and our “passports” will fill up even more as the semester continues.Read More

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Photos No Comments

“OK, KNUCKLEHEADS”: FALL 2013 TAKES AIM AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT

DC v Heller is one of the most important Supreme Court cases in recent memory. The case, which declared for the first time a Constitutional right to own a handgun, is particularly meaningful to study after last week’s tragic shooting in DC’s Navy Yard.

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Monday, September 30th, 2013 Photos, Top Story 1 Comment

“Idealism without Illusion”: Fall 2013 studies the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How do you confront the most intractable disagreement of our times?  A disagreement so fundamental that each side feels passionately about an entirely different set of facts?  This was our challenge this week: the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.Read More

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 Photos, Top Story No Comments

Fall 2013 Confronts Rwandan Genocide

The 1994 Rwandan genocide is one of the darkest chapters in modern history.  Nearly a million people were killed in 100 days while the world decided against intervening.

As dark a chapter as it is, the genocide provides a remarkable learning opportunity for SEGL students.  Through studying the individual and governmental responses to the violence, they can better understand effective leadership in times of crisis.Read More

Friday, September 13th, 2013 Photos No Comments