The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

“OK, KNUCKLEHEADS”: FALL 2013 TAKES AIM AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT

“OK, KNUCKLEHEADS”: FALL 2013 TAKES AIM AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT

DC v Heller is one of the most important Supreme Court cases in recent memory. The case , which declared for the first time a Constitutional right to own a handgun, is particularly meaningful to study after last week’s tragic shooting in DC’s Navy Yard.

“Idealism without Illusion”: Fall 2013 studies the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

“Idealism without Illusion”: Fall 2013 studies the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How do you confront the most intractable disagreement of our times? A disagreement so fundamental that each side feels passionately about an entirely different set of facts?

Fall 2013 Confronts Rwandan Genocide

Fall 2013 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 WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL LEADS FIRST FALL 2013 MASTER CLASS

FORMER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL LEADS FIRST FALL 2013 MASTER CLASS

The Master Class. Every SEGL cohort experiences several each semester. And every SEGL student takes some of her or his most defining leadership lessons from them.

Fall 2013 Begins

Fall 2013 Begins

Our fifth year is off to a terrific start with the arrival of our Fall 2013 cohort. The numbers are impressive: our 24 students hail from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.

Spring 2013 final weeks: Former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Vietnam War POW Bob Shumaker, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Bailey Hand, Venture Projects, and Crisis Simulation

Spring 2013 final weeks: Former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Vietnam War POW Bob Shumaker, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Bailey Hand, Venture Projects, and Crisis Simulation

The final days of the Spring 2013 semester were packed! Our now-famous Crisis Simulation case study was the highlight of the week before final exams.

Spring 2013 presents policy document before former Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell; State Department Desk Officers

Spring 2013 presents policy document before former Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell; State Department Desk Officers

After presenting to former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty on Friday, our students had barely two hours to prep for their next assignment: defending their North Korea policy document recommendations at the State Department.