The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Honoring Two Legends: Mairéad O’Grady and Mike Michelson

Honoring Two Legends: Mairéad O’Grady and Mike Michelson

Editor’s note: the following are excerpts from SEGL Head of School Noah Bopp’s remarks about Mairéad O’Grady and Mike Michelson at the Spring 2019 Closing Ceremony.

Q&A with SEGL Ambassadors Muniyat Choudhury and Campbell Streator

Q&A with SEGL Ambassadors Muniyat Choudhury and Campbell Streator

This year, SEGL launched SEGL Ambassadors, a graduate-led program to strengthen the School and its graduate network. Among other responsibilities, SEGL Ambassadors are taking a lead role in creating a special 10th Anniversary book that we will publish in October.

SEGL in London begins!

SEGL in London begins!

The SEGL Summer Institute in London is officially underway, and the days are just packed! Students arrived to our residential townhouses last Sunday and jumped right into their first leadership challenge of the summer: to select (as a group, without any faculty guidance) one London site, out of three, to explore.

Blockbuster Week: John Brennan, Abby Phillip, Mike McCurry, the White House, and more!

Blockbuster Week: John Brennan, Abby Phillip, Mike McCurry, the White House, and more!

Editor’s note: This week Spring 2019 student Eve G. is our guest blogger!* We have had a very busy week at SEGL.

Trafficking Syrian Refugees: The Spring 2019 Collaborative Policy Document

Trafficking Syrian Refugees: The Spring 2019 Collaborative Policy Document

Editor’s note: We hope you enjoy Spring 2019 student Josh L.’s second blog post of the semester! Over the last several weeks, my classmates and I undertook one of the most complex and challenging assignments of an SEGL semester: the Collaborative Policy Document.

Books and Basketball: Spring 2019 Edition

Books and Basketball: Spring 2019 Edition

Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm dozens of tiny friends greet our students with eager, unvarnished energy. These first and second graders laugh, cry, ask questions, work through challenges, and show off new discoveries.

SEGL at ALA: Q&A with Director Mairéad O’Grady

SEGL at ALA: Q&A with Director Mairéad O’Grady

We’re thrilled to be launching SEGL at ALA in Johannesburg, South Africa in Spring 2020! Partnering with us in this endeavor is the African Leadership Academy , one of the world’s premiere educational institutions.

Critical Thinking: an inside look at our Lincoln Park case study

Critical Thinking: an inside look at our Lincoln Park case study

In April of 1876 Frederick Douglass stood at the intersection of East Capitol and 11th Streets in Washington, DC to speak at the unveiling of a statue.

Spring 2018 and Climate Change: Part I (Student Blog Post!)

Spring 2018 and Climate Change: Part I (Student Blog Post!)

Editor’s Note: This week SEGL student Josh L. (from Dallas, Texas) is taking over as guest blogger. Climate change is perhaps the defining issue of our generation: as its effects grow larger, it will affect every person on this planet.

Top Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine leads Master Class

Top Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine leads Master Class

Top Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine leads Master Class The “Master Class” is a signature SEGL experience. Several times a term, students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished expert who grills, mentors, and evaluates their effort.

Spring 2019 meets with former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten

Spring 2019 meets with former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten

The 2008 financial crisis is perhaps the most important event of our current students’ lifetime. (Remember, this is the first year in SEGL’s history when nearly all our students were born after September 11, 2001.

Palestinians, Israelis, and Spring 2019

Palestinians, Israelis, and Spring 2019

Can Palestinians and Israelis make peace, and if so, how? Is the conflict intractable? Or could new leaders (perhaps some of them SEGL graduates) with new ideas find a solution?

A Very Special Conversation with Kirsten Gillibrand

A Very Special Conversation with Kirsten Gillibrand

The 2020 election will not only be one of the most important in U.S. history; it will also be the first time many members of our current class will be able to vote.

Spring 2019 and Ghosts of Rwanda Night

Spring 2019 and Ghosts of Rwanda Night

Ghosts of Rwanda Night is a well-remembered SEGL rite-of-passage. Since our first semester, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has challenged our students with classic leadership dilemmas: What is the most ethical response to mass atrocities?

SEGL launches semester program in South Africa!

SEGL launches semester program in South Africa!

Dear friends of SEGL: I write with exciting news: SEGL is launching a semester program in South Africa! Our partner and host in this endeavor is the African Leadership Academy , one of the world’s premiere educational institutions.

Critical Thinking: Week One at SEGL

Critical Thinking: Week One at SEGL

Our tenth spring semester is off to a roaring and unique start. For the first time in our history we’ve pushed traditional classes to the second week; this allows us to focus on building critical thinking skills that will serve us throughout the semester and beyond.

Spring 2019 Debuts!

Spring 2019 Debuts!

Both the federal government and SEGL are open for business this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. This group of students is already distinguishing itself for its camaraderie and depth of thought, and the weeks ahead look particularly promising.

Books and Basketball, Fall 2018 Edition!

Books and Basketball, Fall 2018 Edition!

Books and Basketball, Fall 2018 Edition! FEET! BASE! KNEES! BENT! ELBOW! OVER KNEE UNDER BALL! FOLLOW THROUGH! COOKIE JAR! Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders swarm around our SEGL students.

Criminal Justice: an attorney general, a congressman, and a judge

Criminal Justice: an attorney general, a congressman, and a judge

Criminal justice reform. It is both polarizing (think #blacklivesmatter vs. #bluelivesmatter vs. #alllivesmatter) and unifying: in recent years both Democrats and Republicans have worked together on the issue.

Master Class with former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry

Master Class with former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry

Thinking on your feet is among the most important skills a leader must learn. One cannot present a doctoral thesis, testify before Congress, argue a case before the Supreme Court, or lead soldiers through battle without the ability to think and speak quickly.