The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Fall 2011: the final weeks and graduation

Fall 2011: the final weeks and graduation

What if you had only three weeks left in DC? How would you spend your time? Our Fall 2011 students made the most of their post-Thanksgiving days.

SEGL students present capstone policy document on Burma to Ambassador Derek Mitchell, U.S Special Envoy on Burma

SEGL students present capstone policy document on Burma to Ambassador Derek Mitchell, U.S Special Envoy on Burma

What did you do in school today? Yesterday, our students were at the State Department presenting their policy recommendations for Burma to Ambassador Derek Mitchell, the U.

Three Star General John F. Kelly talks with SEGL students at Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day

Three Star General John F. Kelly talks with SEGL students at Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day

Each Veteran’s Day our students meet with military leaders to discuss the life and sacrifices of military life. This year’s conversation was particularly poignant.

SEGL hosts former Sudanese child soldier and current international rap star Emmanuel Jal

SEGL hosts former Sudanese child soldier and current international rap star Emmanuel Jal

SEGL students and faculty had a brush with international music stardom this morning when Sudanese rap artist Emmanual Jal joined us for a private concert, motivational talk, and Q and A session.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

What if you could design your own case study? Our students confronted this question over the last two weeks during what is fast becoming an SEGL signature experience: the Odyssey.

The Second Annual SEGL Homecoming Weekend

The Second Annual SEGL Homecoming Weekend

Our Second Annual Homecoming Weekend was a great success! About half of our graduates, along with scores of parents, board members, friends, and current students and teachers, shared a memorable two days in DC.

You’re invited: The SEGL Golden Mug Award and the 2011 Homecoming Gala

You’re invited: The SEGL Golden Mug Award and the 2011 Homecoming Gala

At our Homecoming Gala on Saturday, October 15, 2011 we will inaugurate a new annual tradition: The SEGL “Golden Mug” Award.

SEGL students sit in on Congressional Hearing with Ben Bernanke; meet Director of House Budget Committee

SEGL students sit in on Congressional Hearing with Ben Bernanke; meet Director of House Budget Committee

The National Debt. According to some estimates, the next generation of American leaders stands to inherit at least $14.5 trillion dollars in debt.

Former State Department Chief Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine; Silver Star winner Elliot Ackerman visits SEGL for Master Classes

Former State Department Chief Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine; Silver Star winner Elliot Ackerman visits SEGL for Master Classes

Imagine writing a speech about the current crisis in Libya. Then imagine Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Speechwriting critiquing that speech.

Ambassador Mark Dybul, Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Visits SEGL for Master Class

Ambassador Mark Dybul, Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Visits SEGL for Master Class

Last week was a busy one at SEGL, as students tackled their biggest assignment yet: a concise, meticulously-researched policy memo on U.

SEGL Students Meet with AIPAC and American Task Force on Palestine leaders; Visit Holocaust Museum for Special Tour

SEGL Students Meet with AIPAC and American Task Force on Palestine leaders; Visit Holocaust Museum for Special Tour

This week we confront one of the most challenging topics in the world: the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. We began on Monday morning with a PowerPoint overview of the conflict, in order to ensure that everyone had a basic understanding of the dispute.

Carl Wilkens, Laura Lane, and George Moose discuss Rwandan genocide with SEGL students

Carl Wilkens, Laura Lane, and George Moose discuss Rwandan genocide with SEGL students

This week was one of the more fulfilling case studies in SEGL’s history. After a Monday morning session that got students reflecting on differences within our community (political, racial, socio-economic, geographic, and more), we spent time on Tuesday evening’s Flex period (the evening without homework before Ethics and Leadership Wednesdays provides an extra opportunity for learning) watching and discussing the PBS documentary Ghosts of Rwanda.

Bud Krogh, Linda Jamison visit SEGL

Bud Krogh, Linda Jamison visit SEGL

Our first week is complete, and it is hard to imagine a more promising start to our Fall 2011 semester.

Fall 2011 Arrives

Fall 2011 Arrives

Windswept, wet, and none the worse for wear, the 21 students of Fall 2011 are here, and they are fantastic. Hailing from California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Vermont, they have already distinguished themselves by their enthusiasm, conviviality, and thoughtfulness.

SEGL completes first-ever summer experience

SEGL completes first-ever summer experience

What can eight students from an extraordinary set of backgrounds accomplish in seven days? Our inaugural cohort of Summer at SEGL students found out last week in a jam-packed, enlightening, and meaningful session.

Join Us for an Evening in NYC on May 21st!

Join Us for an Evening in NYC on May 21st!

“Hark, what fine change is in the music!” – Two Gentlemen of Verona Join us on May 21 to hear how our young leaders are creating a better world!

SEGL students get a direct lesson about nonviolent protest

SEGL students get a direct lesson about nonviolent protest

On the afternoon of April 11, 2011, at 2nd and Constitution Avenue, there was a protest against Congress’s decision (as part of a budget deal) not to allow government-subsidized abortions for low-income women in the District, even though the DC government approved them and uses its own tax money to pay for them.

SEGL meets with civil rights leaders, White House Social Innovation Director

SEGL meets with civil rights leaders, White House Social Innovation Director

If you were to walk into the SEGL Director’s Office, you would soon notice a prominently displayed photograph. The picture (left) shows the civil rights legend John Lewis in a tan overcoat at the front of a long line of protestors who have just crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the now-famous Selma-to-Montgomery March on March 7, 1965: “Bloody Sunday.

Former Chief Speechwriter for Hillary Clinton gives Master Speechwriting class

Former Chief Speechwriter for Hillary Clinton gives Master Speechwriting class

Should the government cut funding for organizations (at home and abroad) that provide abortion services? Congress is debating this issue vigorously this month, with passionate speeches from both sides of the aisle.

Responding to Genocide: Experts meet with SEGL students

Responding to Genocide: Experts meet with SEGL students

How do you respond to evil? This was the question students wrestled with as we tackled our latest case study on responding to genocide.