The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Fall 2015 Books and Basketball off to great start

Fall 2015 Books and Basketball off to great start

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.

Former lead Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine gives first Fall 2015 Master Class (and we see the pope)

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.

Israelis, Palestinians…and peace?

Israelis, Palestinians…and peace?

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.

Fall 2015 confronts the Rwandan Genocide

Fall 2015 confronts the Rwandan Genocide

“Never again,” is an oft-quoted post-Holocaust imperative. In 1948 the United Nations overwhelmingly passed the Genocide Convention, which stated that “genocide…is a crime …which [we] undertake to prevent and to punish.

Japan, Libya, and a bag of Skittles: Week One at SEGL

Japan, Libya, and a bag of Skittles: Week One at SEGL

The first full week of Fall 2015 is complete! Our opening case study is called “Introduction to Ethical Decision Making” and it includes several early-semester highlights.

Fall 2015 arrives!

Fall 2015 arrives!

Our fall 2015 cohort has arrived and it is already clear that this semester will leave an extraordinary mark on our school’s history.

Enriching our Practice: Professional Development at SEGL

Enriching our Practice: Professional Development at SEGL

Why do so many teachers want to work at SEGL? Why do those of us who do keep coming back? Yes, our dedicated students, our unique mission, our vibrant surroundings, and our relationships with colleagues all contribute.

Summer 2015 meets NRA President, Constitutional warriors during 2nd Amendment case study

Summer 2015 meets NRA President, Constitutional warriors during 2nd Amendment case study

With the events in Charleston, South Carolina and Chattanooga, Tennessee as sober fodder, Summer 2015 took aim at the Second Amendment last week.

Ethics Mash-up: Summer 2015 does three case studies at once

Ethics Mash-up: Summer 2015 does three case studies at once

During the semester, we tend to end one case study before beginning another. In the summer, when students can keep more in their heads and when opportunities can be had at any moment, we like to mash-up our subjects.

Summer 2015 is here!

Summer 2015 is here!

Our 2015 Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute has arrived, and our 20 students are already making their mark on SEGL.

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry Visits SEGL for Master Class

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry Visits SEGL for Master Class

Have you ever been put on the spot? In front of your school? With the fate of the free world at stake?

Embassy Explorations

Embassy Explorations

Crowds of people lined up outside Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row isn’t the usual sight on a Saturday afternoon. But to the SEGL Spring 2015 semester, this was the reality for two consecutive Saturdays!

Feeding Our Future Leaders: Food at SEGL

Feeding Our Future Leaders: Food at SEGL

What do you feed our nation’s future leaders? Red meat or vegan tofu? Fair trade chocolate or Hershey’s Kisses? All-American hot dogs or exotic Indian curries?

SEGL wins prestigious grant from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

SEGL wins prestigious grant from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) one of nine 2015 Good Neighbor Grants, SEGL Founder and Director Noah Bopp announced today.

“RunaRound”: A Primer

“RunaRound”: A Primer

From the outside, our game doesn’t seem very different from others all over the country. Twenty-four teenagers, chasing a soccer ball back and forth across a field yelling out for a pass, or a shot, and cheering each other on.

A Day at Arlington Cemetery

A Day at Arlington Cemetery

The wind blew through my thin jacket as the sounds of rustling grass, chirping birds, and heavy silence filled the air.

Spring 2015 presents policy document to State Department; IOC leader

Spring 2015 presents policy document to State Department; IOC leader

The capstone collaborative policy document is one of SEGL’s signature projects. Each semester of students must select an international ethical challenge to research and then prepare a 40-page scholarly document that proposes practical solutions to that challenge.

White House Speechwriters deliver Master Class

White House Speechwriters deliver Master Class

It is rare to have the best in the world critique your work. But that’s just what our students received this week in our speechwriting/first amendment case study.

Spring 2015 investigates the death penalty

Spring 2015 investigates the death penalty

Under what circumstances, if any, should our government put someone to death? Does our current system ensure that everyone gets a fair chance at justice?

Israelis, Palestinians, and SEGL

Israelis, Palestinians, and SEGL

The Israeli-Palestinian dispute is arguably the most intractable of our times. The disagreement is so fraught with anger and misunderstanding that many question every word, every historical event, every intention presented.