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.
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.
This week our students tackled the global HIV/AIDS crisis. The case study, which required embassy visits (the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Namibia, and Malawi), extensive research, and the authoring of a policy memo, culminated in a two-hour Master Class with Ambassador Mark Dybul.
Each semester several of our most distinguished guest experts teach “Master Classes” to our students. Former Nixon White House official Egil “Bud” Krogh taught our first Master Class of the semester (taught in two parts) last week.
At SEGL, we are watching the events in the Middle East unfold with great interest. Students are sending links to news articles, watching Al-Jazeera English in-between classes, and requesting more information.
To what extent and how should the United States encourage China to grow in an environmentally sustainable manner?
Yesterday, as part of our first case study on China and climate change, we welcomed the first guest expert of the semester: U.
As we return from a short fall break there is anticipation in the still-warm fall air. Our Homecoming Weekend begins in a few days, and many of our first year graduates will be returning for a packed weekend of activities and fun.
The last two weeks have passed by quickly, and the leaves outside our academic building are slowly turning toward fall. DC is feeling more and more like home to our students, and the piece of the city they will take back with them in December is growing exponentially.
Our second year began in earnest yesterday and already the semester promises to be incredible. Eight states are represented this semester; in addition, four of our students were not born in the United States.