The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

LISSA MUSCATINE & AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE HIGHLIGHT UKRAINE CRISIS WEEK

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?

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

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.

“SEGLIFE”: CONFRONTING GENOCIDE, ENJOYING DC SNOWSTORM

“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.

SPRING 2014 FACES ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

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.

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

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.

SEGL Kicks off Tenth Semester

SEGL Kicks off Tenth Semester

The students of Spring 2014 arrived on Saturday and they are already distinguishing themselves. After a quick trip to the National Zoo (and a successful viewing of the new baby panda, Bao Bao!

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

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.

2014-2015 Application Release

2014-2015 Application Release

Attention all prospective students: We are excited to announce our newly released 2014-2015 application for admission! All current sophomores are eligible to apply for our Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters (each with a Priority Application Deadline of February 15, 2014).

Books and Basketball: SEGL, Stories, and Service

Books and Basketball: SEGL, Stories, and Service

“Stories and Service.” 2012 Golden Mug Award winner Carl Wilkens says they are our most effective tools. Together, he says, they build interpersonal bridges, they conquer differences, they teach empathy, they sway the unconvinced.

An October to Remember

An October to Remember

What a terrific month it has been! After our speechwriting Master Class with Lissa Muscatine, who would later accept the SEGL Golden Mug Award at our Homecoming Gala, we turned a corner in our Ethics and Leadership class and began looking toward our capstone projects.

SEGL Homecoming and Fifth Annual Gala: Our Best Yet

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.

A Master Class with Lissa Muscatine and Megan Rooney

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.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: FRENCH CLASS AT SEGL

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.