The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

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.