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.
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.
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.
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.