The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Alexander Vindman, Kimberly Jones Headline Family & Homecoming Weekend 2021

Alexander Vindman, Kimberly Jones Headline Family & Homecoming Weekend 2021

Key Trump impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and author-activist Kimberly Jones headline this year’s jam-packed Family & Homecoming Weekend!

Trustee Transitions

Trustee Transitions

This month we recognize the service of three longtime SEGL Trustees, celebrate the arrival of three new Board members, and announce our new Board leadership!

SEGL Teaching Fellows Spotlight

SEGL Teaching Fellows Spotlight

In this newsletter’s SEGL Spotlight, Tamiya Fowler (F`17), Y-Binh Nguyen (F`12) Archer Biggs (S`14, pictured above, far right, in journalism simulation costume), and Chloe Kellison (Summer `16), share what it was like to return to SEGL as teaching fellows, how SEGL has shaped who they are today, and what’s next for their lives.

Spring 2021 DC presents capstone policy document to former National Security Council and White House Economic Council member

Spring 2021 DC presents capstone policy document to former National Security Council and White House Economic Council member

Will you be ready when you testify before Congress? Defend your PhD thesis? Argue before the Supreme Court? After the past few weeks, each of our students is better prepared for these challenges.

Weekends at SEGL

Weekends at SEGL

What are weekends like at SEGL? With students crafting their collaborative document capstone (on China’s Belt and Road initiative) this week, we’re devoting this post to answering this frequently-asked question.

“Safari is like a slot machine”: Spring Break at SEGL at ALA

“Safari is like a slot machine”: Spring Break at SEGL at ALA

Even before the pandemic, we always planned to keep our students in South Africa for spring break, opting to coordinate a series off-campus outings rather than a long-haul flight home.

“Nothing can be changed until it is faced” : Public Health and Reconciliation Case Studies

“Nothing can be changed until it is faced” : Public Health and Reconciliation Case Studies

James Baldwin famously wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

Spring 2021 DC begins social venture project capstones

Spring 2021 DC begins social venture project capstones

As our students look past Spring Break to the end of the semester, many of them hope to take a piece of SEGL home.

Looking In, Looking Out: Introspection + Global Climate Change

Looking In, Looking Out: Introspection + Global Climate Change

Do you tend to speak first in a group discussion, or do you listen to others before contributing? When you make decisions, is it your head or your heart that determines your direction?

Seminal Readings Week at ALA

Seminal Readings Week at ALA

In mid-February, SEGL students participated for the first time in a longstanding ALA tradition: Seminal Readings. In small groups organized by advisory families, students and faculty engage with a set of texts that ALA faculty have determined, over years of honing, to be particularly important.

The General and the Ambassador: Two Very Special Conversations

The General and the Ambassador: Two Very Special Conversations

Do our students ever meet with leaders whose experience falls outside our Ethics and Leadership class case studies? Yes! In fact, often these meetings are some of the most memorable of the semester.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (and a special conversation with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (and a special conversation with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass)

The Biden Administration’s attempt to reset American foreign relations has far-reaching consequences. Can Palestinians and Israelis make peace, and if so, how?

MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi; Rwanda experts highlight Week Three in DC

MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi; Rwanda experts highlight Week Three in DC

Every SEGL graduate remembers Ghosts of Rwanda Night. Viewing the powerful PBS Frontline documentary is an early and sober turning point each term; the session–and the case study that follows–inspire some of the semester’s best reflection.

Journalism, Story-telling, and Truth: Week 4 in South Africa

Journalism, Story-telling, and Truth: Week 4 in South Africa

What is true, and how do you know? Now that you know, what will you do about it? These questions are at the core of the media literacy case study that SEGL at ALA students participated in last week.

Go-go and George Floyd: the ethics of race and protest

Go-go and George Floyd: the ethics of race and protest

On May 25, 2020, eight minutes and 46 seconds changed history. Or did they? The answer to that question depends, in large part, on the actions our leaders–current and future–take.

Critical Thinking and Media Bias: Week One in DC!

Critical Thinking and Media Bias: Week One in DC!

Is that true? Is that right? Answering these questions, especially in 2021, requires perseverance. What’s a responsible young leader to do?

Weeks 1 & 2 on the ALA campus

Weeks 1 & 2 on the ALA campus

Our first three weeks have flown by, perhaps because each one has brought something unique and different: a week of off-campus orientation, a week of on-campus virtual classes (per South African government orders), and finally, our first “normal” week with in-person instruction.

Spring 2021 DC begins historic semester

Spring 2021 DC begins historic semester

What a moment to be in Washington, DC studying ethical leadership! Our Spring 2021 students are already making the most of this historic opportunity.

From Susana’s kitchen: Classic chocolate chip cookies

From Susana’s kitchen: Classic chocolate chip cookies

For the past six years, our beloved chef Susana Heureaux has fed generations of SEGL’s best. Many of them have eagerly enjoyed the following recipe, for her favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Integrity 101: an update from Brendan Buckland

Integrity 101: an update from Brendan Buckland

Return your memory, for just a moment, to the year 2020. You have completed a long day of classes–in person, online, or hybrid–and your brain is nearly full.