The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

Genocide Case Study: the Holocaust Museum, Carl Wilkens, Ambassador James Kimonyo, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dan Baer

Genocide Case Study: the Holocaust Museum, Carl Wilkens, Ambassador James Kimonyo, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dan Baer

The PBS documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” has become something of a right of passage for SEGL students. Shown in preparation for our second case study of the semester, the film challenges students with difficult imagery and what many observers call the U.

Ethical Thinking Master Class with Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh, Deputy Assistant to Richard Nixon

Ethical Thinking Master Class with Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh, Deputy Assistant to Richard Nixon

One of the best parts of our flagship Ethics and Leadership class is the “Master Class.” Each cohort of SEGL students meets with dozens of guests over the course of the semester, gaining critical insights and skills from each one.

Spring 2012 is here!

Spring 2012 is here!

SEGL’s Spring 2012 semester is underway, and what an auspicious start! Our 22 students come from a wide array of backgrounds, and each one is clearly working to take full advantage of the SEGL experience.

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.