The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Speechwriting the Democratic Primary: Lissa Muscatine Returns to Segl!

Speechwriting the Democratic Primary: Lissa Muscatine Returns to Segl!

The “Master Class” is perhaps the most challenging and rewarding of SEGL’s academic traditions. Several times a semester, students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished expert who questions, advises, and evaluates their effort.

Segl at Ala: Rhythms, Routines, and Reporting

Segl at Ala: Rhythms, Routines, and Reporting

Now more than a month in, SEGL at ALA students have established routines and settled into a rhythm, building a home here and finding familiarity within the new experiences they are having both on and off campus.

Israelis, Palestinians, and the Trump Peace Plan

Israelis, Palestinians, and the Trump Peace Plan

Just weeks ago, the Trump Administration brought the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict back into the American limelight by unveiling a controversial peace plan.

The Rwandan Genocide and Its Legacy

The Rwandan Genocide and Its Legacy

Ghosts of Rwanda Night. It’s an SEGL rite-of-passage; an early turning point in every semester. For over a decade, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has challenged our students with classic leadership dilemmas: What is the right response to mass atrocities?

Week One in Dc: Introduction to Ethical, Critical Thinking (with a Side of Impeachment)

Week One in Dc: Introduction to Ethical, Critical Thinking (with a Side of Impeachment)

In our first week we replace conventional classes with a series of learning adventures. These adventures encourage students to focus on critical thinking skills that will serve them at SEGL and beyond.

Spring 2020 DC Enters the Arena!

Spring 2020 DC Enters the Arena!

Our Spring 2020 DC cohort is here and ready to make history! After a cheerful move-in (just a block from President Trump’s in-session impeachment trial) we gathered in our Academic building for a welcome meeting and the students’ first leadership challenge of the semester: to decide as a group between three separate DC expeditions, without any guidance from our faculty.

Q&A with Azé Williams

Q&A with Azé Williams

This November, SEGL Graduate Azé Williams (Spring ’19) launched her SEGL Social Venture Project: a Thanksgiving food bank at her public high school in Newark, New Jersey.

SEGL in South Africa: An Update from Mairéad O’Grady

SEGL in South Africa: An Update from Mairéad O’Grady

Last Friday marked a turning point in SEGL history. For the first time, SEGL is running two semester programs simultaneously: one in Washington, DC, and one in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the campus of the African Leadership Academy.

Q&A WITH IZZY GORDON

Q&A WITH IZZY GORDON

This June, SEGL graduates have a unique opportunity to join Izzy Gordon (Summer 2019) in Kenya to help her realize her Social Venture Project.

SEGL at ALA Takes Flight

SEGL at ALA Takes Flight

Our inaugural semester in Johannesburg, South Africa is underway, and we couldn’t imagine a better group of students to pioneer it!

A 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Ages

A 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Ages

What a way to celebrate a decade! Last weekend over 300 strong converged on Washington, DC to honor SEGL’s first ten years and to look toward the future.

Books and Basketball, Fall 2019 Edition

Books and Basketball, Fall 2019 Edition

It’s Wednesday at 4:30pm and dozens of little toes are gripping the mid-court line in Thomson Public Elementary School’s third floor gym.

Front Row Seats to History

Front Row Seats to History

This week Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry concerning President Donald Trump. Our students and faculty leaped into action and are already transforming this historic moment into the best possible learning opportunity.

A Master Class with Lissa Muscatine

A Master Class with Lissa Muscatine

Among many academic traditions at SEGL, the “Master Class” is perhaps the most challenging and rewarding. Several times a term, students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished expert who grills, mentors, and evaluates their effort.

Ghosts of Rwanda Night and its Lessons

Ghosts of Rwanda Night and its Lessons

Ghosts of Rwanda Night. Every SEGL graduate remembers it. Since our first semester, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has challenged our students with classic leadership dilemmas: What is the right response to mass atrocities?

Palestinians, Israelis, and prospects for peace

Palestinians, Israelis, and prospects for peace

The Israeli-Palestinian is perhaps the quintessential disagreement of our time. It has brought American presidencies to their knees, created untold layers of disagreement, and dominated contemporary college campus debates.

Fall 2019, Week One: Critical Thinking

Fall 2019, Week One: Critical Thinking

In our first week we replaced conventional classes with a series of learning adventures. These adventures encouraged students to focus on critical thinking skills that will serve them at SEGL and beyond.

Fall 2019–and our second decade–are here!

Fall 2019–and our second decade–are here!

Our second decade is off to a promising start, with a fantastic group of students leading the way! Our 11th year started with move-in on Saturday morning: the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful and our residence debuted its new Michael Michelson Commons and a renovated third floor quad in Stern dormitory.

SEGL in London: Week Two!

SEGL in London: Week Two!

Our second week in London is in the books and boy is there a lot to read about our adventures!

SEGL’s First Climate Change Case Study

SEGL’s First Climate Change Case Study

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 9:30am, the Spring 2019 semester of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership set foot in the White House for the first time.