The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Fall 2014 Meets with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Fall 2014 Meets with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

If you had a few moments with a Supreme Court Justice, what would you ask? What if you had 90 minutes?

Fall 2014 presents policy document on China-U.S. Trade War at Commerce Department

Fall 2014 presents policy document on China-U.S. Trade War at Commerce Department

The capstone collaborative policy document is one of SEGL’s most challenging and meaningful assignments. Each semester cohort must choose a topic, research that topic and prepare a 40-page scholarly document, and then present and defend the document’s recommendations before real-world leaders.

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball!

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball!

“Toes on the line!” “Toes on the line!” Every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders hear those words and scurry to mid-court at Thomson Public Elementary School’s gym.

SEGL Homecoming 2014

SEGL Homecoming 2014

Over 200 graduates, parents, board members, and friends joined us last weekend for an amazing and inspiring Homecoming weekend in Washington, DC!

Legendary Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine leads SEGL Master Class

Legendary Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine leads SEGL Master Class

The “Master Class” is an SEGL signature experience: several times a semester, our students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished guest expert.

Fall 2014 Targets Second Amendment

Fall 2014 Targets Second Amendment

Suppose you were in front of a Supreme Court justice and had to argue for or against an American citizen’s right to own a gun for self-defense.

What did YOU do in school this week?  SEGL and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

What did YOU do in school this week? SEGL and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

What did YOU do in school last week? Sometimes we can’t help asking that question after a particularly meaningful seven days at SEGL.

Fall 2014 confronts Rwandan genocide

Fall 2014 confronts Rwandan genocide

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.

Speakers, Skittles, and Science: Fall 2014’s First Week

Speakers, Skittles, and Science: Fall 2014’s First Week

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.

Fall 2014 Joins the SEGL Family

Fall 2014 Joins the SEGL 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.

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

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.

Summer 2014 Faces Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.

Summer 2014 Confronts Rwandan Genocide

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.

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

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.

2014 Summer Institute Begins!

2014 Summer Institute Begins!

The 2014 Summer Institute launched on Sunday and our 16 enthusiastic students are already distinguishing themselves. The five-week Institute allows students to focus intensively on our core Ethics and Leadership program, while also enjoying the best summer offerings of our nation’s capital.

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

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.

SPRING 2014 PRESENTS CAPSTONE POLICY DOCUMENT TO SENIOR PENTAGON LEADERS

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.

SPRING 2014 CONTINUES BOOKS AND BASKETBALL SERVICE TRADITION

SPRING 2014 CONTINUES BOOKS AND BASKETBALL SERVICE TRADITION

Since SEGL’s founding in 2009, students have advocated for service learning opportunities. But is hard to find compelling service for 24 high school students to do simultaneously, especially alongside so many competing priorities.

THE ODYSSEY: SPRING 2014 EDITION

THE ODYSSEY: SPRING 2014 EDITION

The Odyssey. It is an SEGL rite-of-passage: part personal discovery, part hard work, and all opportunity. Week one (which we undertook the week before Spring Break) is a personal solo expedition that is best not explained in detail here.

SOCIAL VENTURE PROJECTS, PART I: SPRING 2014

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.