The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty visits SEGL

Former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty visits SEGL

How would you make DC better?That is the question our students confronted in a new case study this week. After hearing an overview of DC’s political situation and key issues on Monday, the students formed four groups that each tackled one of the District’s thorniest issues: HIV/AIDS (DC faces an HIV epidemic), education (DC’s public school system is considered among the least effective in the country), urban development (DC’s rapid gentrification has created many growing pains), and statehood (DC has no Congressional representation and needs its budget approved by Congress).

Spring 2013 Researches North Korea, Visits NRA to Meet with President David Keene, Confronts Boston Bombings

Spring 2013 Researches North Korea, Visits NRA to Meet with President David Keene, Confronts Boston Bombings

Our students slept well this weekend after what was arguably the busiest week in SEGL history. Our journey began on Sunday afternoon, when nearly 100 members of the SEGL community–students, graduates, parents, and friends–came together in our virtual classroom to watch Girl Rising , a compelling new documentary about educating girls around the world.

SEGL students deliver gun rights speeches to top Hillary Clinton and White House speechwriters

SEGL students deliver gun rights speeches to top Hillary Clinton and White House speechwriters

DC is ground zero in the debate over the Second Amendment’s meaning. Our students saw that debate up close last week during a compelling case study on gun legislation and speechwriting.

THE ODYSSEY: SPRING 2013 EDITION

THE ODYSSEY: SPRING 2013 EDITION

Reflection. In an age of smart phones, microwave ovens, and GPS guidance, reflection is increasingly a lost art. And yet, reflection–perhaps more than anything else–helps us discover who we are and who we want to be.

Spring 2013 Drafts Budget Proposals for Congressman; Gets Up Close With Henry V

Spring 2013 Drafts Budget Proposals for Congressman; Gets Up Close With Henry V

The national debt. It may earn more groans than a bad Seth McFarlane joke at the Oscars, but nothing is more serious to our future.

Israelis and Palestinians: Spring 2013 meets Jonathan Kessler, Aaron David Miller, and Ghaith al-Omari

Israelis and Palestinians: Spring 2013 meets Jonathan Kessler, Aaron David Miller, and Ghaith al-Omari

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.

Confronting Genocide: Spring 2013 Investigates the U.S. Role In Rwanda

Confronting Genocide: Spring 2013 Investigates the U.S. Role In Rwanda

In 1994, Rwanda lost nearly a million lives to a horrific genocide. The choices that Americans made during that genocide both haunt and inspire us.

Former Nixon White House Official Bud Krogh Leads First Spring 2013 Master Class

Former Nixon White House Official Bud Krogh Leads First Spring 2013 Master Class

The Master Class. It is a hallmark of the SEGL experience. Several times a semester, we ask our guest experts to do more than provide expertise: we ask them to lead a class.

Spring 2013 Begins

Spring 2013 Begins

Our Spring 2013 students have arrived, and they are outstanding. On the coldest weekend of the season, 24 motivated new faces made their beds and filled their closets on Capitol Hill.

General Stanley McChrystal, former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolton, and former CEO Robert Kamerschen visit SEGL for blockbuster “Crisis Management” week

General Stanley McChrystal, former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolton, and former CEO Robert Kamerschen visit SEGL for blockbuster “Crisis Management” week

It is hard to imagine a more fulfilling week than the one our students just shared. Our penultimate week is devoted to an intensive study of crisis management, particularly in foreign affairs.

Fall 2012 semester presents policy document on Chinese Laogai system at State Department

Fall 2012 semester presents policy document on Chinese Laogai system at State Department

The first of our Fall 2012 semester capstone projects is in the books…or, more accurately, in the hands of the State Department’s leading experts on Chinese human rights.

2013-2014 Application Release!

2013-2014 Application Release!

Attention all prospective students: We are excited to announce our newly released 2013-2014 application for admission! All current sophomores are eligible to apply for our Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters (each with a Priority Application Deadline of February 15, 2013).

An SEGL Thanksgiving

An SEGL Thanksgiving

Since our first fall semester, SEGL has shared a traditional Thanksgiving feast on the last night before Thanksgiving break. It is a time to come together as a community, to reflect on the semester, to look toward the end of our time together, to celebrate the end of the year’s biggest stretch of school days without a break, and–of course–to eat.

SEGL continues Veteran’s Day tradition; visits Arlington National Cemetery to meet with military leaders

SEGL continues Veteran’s Day tradition; visits Arlington National Cemetery to meet with military leaders

Fewer than 1% of Americans serve in our all-volunteer armed forces–nine times fewer than in World War II. And the great majority of young Americans do not have a close relative in the military.

Just Released: SEGL Promotional Video

Just Released: SEGL Promotional Video

What’s it really like in Washington, DC? Why might students consider spending four months of their junior year at The School for Ethics and Global Leadership?

The Third Annual SEGL Homecoming: Highlights from our best Homecoming yet!

The Third Annual SEGL Homecoming: Highlights from our best Homecoming yet!

Our third annual SEGL Homecoming Weekend was our best yet. But that doesn’t do justice to how memorable it was. Well over half of our graduates–including representatives from every SEGL class–along with parents, guest speakers, board members, and friends joined us.

SEGL hosts former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for third Master Class of the fall

SEGL hosts former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for third Master Class of the fall

Ambassador Mark Dybul, who visited SEGL this week for a Master Class, is the closest thing we’ve found to Socrates. His vast knowledge and enlightening questions consistently push students to the edge of their abilities, while his collegial manner and insightful encouragement help build their confidence.

Students wrestle with Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Students wrestle with Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict an intractable dispute that will continue for centuries? Or will the dispute end with savvy negotiations and effective leadership?

SEGL students present energy efficiency plans at the White House

SEGL students present energy efficiency plans at the White House

When is the last time you had to make a big presentation? Was it in front of your class? Your boss?

SEGL launches second semester of Books and Basketball community service program

SEGL launches second semester of Books and Basketball community service program

“What do you do for fun?” It is a question many prospective students and parents ask when they see our challenging curriculum.