The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

State Department speechwriting team gives second Master Class of the term

State Department speechwriting team gives second Master Class of the term

This week our students got a bittersweet treat: when Hillary Clinton shared the tragic news from Libya on Wednesday morning, she was reading text that SEGL guest speaker Megan Rooney helped to craft.

Confronting Rwanda: Students visit Holocaust Museum; meet Carl Wilkens, Laura Lane, and Ambassador George Moose

Confronting Rwanda: Students visit Holocaust Museum; meet Carl Wilkens, Laura Lane, and Ambassador George Moose

The first Friday evening of the SEGL semester has become something of a tradition. As the sunlight fades over the horizon, we huddle over tables in the Academic Building’s Parlor, grappling with Bud Krogh’s life-and-death case study and putting newfound ethical thinking skills to the test.

Bud Krogh gives first “Master Class” of the semester

Bud Krogh gives first “Master Class” of the semester

Each semester our students tackle a variety of challenging case studies. Each case study focuses on a different issue, gives students new background knowledge, and requires new skills.

Fall 2012 is here!

Fall 2012 is here!

Fall 2012 is here and they are terrific! 24 students from across the United States (and Costa Rica) arrived in Washington, DC on Saturday and already they are making the most of their experience.

SEGL Receives Transformative Grant to Expand Ethics and Leadership Program and Scholarships

SEGL Receives Transformative Grant to Expand Ethics and Leadership Program and Scholarships

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership is proud to announce that it has received a transformative grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

SEGL students learn and grow on our first annual trip to Rwanda

SEGL students learn and grow on our first annual trip to Rwanda

When asking current students and alumni which of our Ethics and Leadership case studies was the most challenging, many of them say that it is the week that we spend learning about the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Spring 2012 presents capstone policy document to Ambassador Daniel Fried, Special Envoy to Guantanamo Bay

Spring 2012 presents capstone policy document to Ambassador Daniel Fried, Special Envoy to Guantanamo Bay

Each semester our students select one issue of international significance and draft a collaborative policy document that responds to that dilemma.

Jack Abramoff visits SEGL

Jack Abramoff visits SEGL

In the last 25 years, no one has better symbolized Washington’s ethics challenges than Jack Abramoff. The former top lobbyist dominated the news in 2005 and 2006 for his leading role in Congressional scandals involving fraud, corruption, and tax evasion.

Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer visits SEGL

Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer visits SEGL

Former U.S. Congressman and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer spent 90 minutes with SEGL students on Saturday afternoon as part of his unconventional campaign for President of the United States.

SEGL at ALA Week 1

SEGL at ALA Week 1

After a packed weekend of orientation, the SEGL at ALA students jumped into their classes with an impressive amount of energy–particularly considering the jet lag they were still fighting!

Gun control case study targets Constitutional rights

Gun control case study targets Constitutional rights

In the landmark 2008 DC. v Heller case, the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to own handguns.

SEGL Thanks Modell’s Sporting Goods for Partnering with “Books and Basketball”

SEGL Thanks Modell’s Sporting Goods for Partnering with “Books and Basketball”

More than 40 1st and 2nd graders pack the Thomson Elementary gym each Wednesday afternoon for “Books and Basketball,” SEGL’s signature community service program.

THE ODYSSEY

THE ODYSSEY

As our semester hits the midpoint and cherry blossoms explode all over the city, our Ethics and Leadership curriculum moves into its second phase.

SEGL STUDENTS NEGOTIATE THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

SEGL STUDENTS NEGOTIATE THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is certainly intractable, but is it impossible to solve? This was one of the key questions our students confronted last week as they met with three leading players in the dispute.

Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, gives Master Class at SEGL

Ambassador Mark Dybul, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, gives Master Class at SEGL

Imagine you are in charge of U.S. HIV/AIDS funding for Haiti…or India…or Botswana…or any of the countries that now receive support from PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

SEGL launches new community service partnership with local elementary school

SEGL launches new community service partnership with local elementary school

“Do you do community service at SEGL?” It is a question I hear regularly when sharing our school with new audiences.

Master Speechwriting Class with Hillary Clinton’s top Speechwriters

Master Speechwriting Class with Hillary Clinton’s top Speechwriters

Last Friday SEGL held its second Master Class of the Spring 2012 semester with former State Department Chief of Speechwriting Lissa Muscatine and current State Department Speechwriter Megan Rooney.