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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.