The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Fall 2015 presents capstone policy document at State Department

Fall 2015 presents capstone policy document at State Department

The capstone collaborative policy document may be SEGL’s most challenging assignment. Each SEGL cohort must select a current international crisis, research that crisis and collaboratively craft a 40-page scholarly document, and then present and defend the document’s recommendations before real-world policymakers.

Our 2016-17 application is now live!

Our 2016-17 application is now live!

Ready to apply to SEGL? Our 2016-17 application is now live! To download the application, visit our Apply page (or just click here).

SEGL’s transformative capital campaign

SEGL’s transformative capital campaign

We are raising $2 million to purchase and renovate our current residence at 202/4 East Capitol Street in Washington, DC. And we have already raised the first $1 million!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015: Our best ever!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015: Our best ever!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015 was our best ever! In addition to a successful launch of our $2 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate our Capitol Hill home (click here to read more about the campaign), we welcomed hundreds of graduates, family members, and friends for three packed days of extraordinary learning, fellowship, and fun.

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.