The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2018: Conscience and Community

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2018: Conscience and Community

What a jam-packed weekend! Our 10th anniversary year started with a bang last weekend: hundreds of guests, top-notch speakers, insightful conversation, a sparkling rooftop Gala, and–of course–plenty of camaraderie between old friends and new!

Five Governors Walk into a Room…

Five Governors Walk into a Room…

So five governors walk into a room, and… This isn’t the set-up for a joke: it really happened this week at the Bipartisan Policy Center .

A Master Class with White House Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine

A Master Class with White House Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine

The “Master Class” is a formative SEGL experience: several times a term, students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished expert.

Media Ethics, Part II: Abby Phillip and Tucker Carlson

Media Ethics, Part II: Abby Phillip and Tucker Carlson

This week we finished our case study on Media Literacy, Bias, and Ethics with a visit from CNN White House Correspondent Abby Phillip and a trip to see a live taping of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.

Rwanda and Leadership in Crises

Rwanda and Leadership in Crises

Watching the 2004 PBS Frontline documentary <em>Ghosts of Rwanda</em> is an SEGL tradition, and every SEGL graduate remembers “Ghosts of Rwanda Night.

Palestinians, Israelis, and Peace

Palestinians, Israelis, and Peace

When, if ever, will Palestinians and Israelis make peace? Is the conflict intractable? Or could new leaders (perhaps some of them SEGL graduates) with new ideas find a breakthrough?

The Media: literacy, bias, and ethics

The Media: literacy, bias, and ethics

What is truth? Where can we find it? How do we recognize it? In 2018, these questions are more difficult than ever to answer, especially when we consume the news.

Fall 2018–and SEGL’s 10th year–begin!

Fall 2018–and SEGL’s 10th year–begin!

The tenth year in SEGL history began with vigor and verve this weekend! We welcomed what by many measures is the most diverse class in our history, and its energy and enthusiasm is already apparent.

The Rwandan Genocide, The European Parliament: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 3

The Rwandan Genocide, The European Parliament: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 3

Week 3 of the Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute was a mix of the deeply meaningful and delightfully mundane–though nothing is mundane when you are in London!

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Brexit and the EU: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 2

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Brexit and the EU: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 2

Sometimes world and classroom events align like pedagogical magic. Such was the case last week as we began our study of Brexit and the future of Europe.

Ethical Decision-making, Empires, and Intractable Conflicts: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 1

Ethical Decision-making, Empires, and Intractable Conflicts: SEGL Summer Institute, Week 1

Week One of SEGL’s inaugural London Summer Institute zoomed by faster than the English made it into the knock-out round of the World Cup!

SEGL Spotlight: A Q&A with our new Board Chair, Paige Cottingham-Streater

SEGL Spotlight: A Q&A with our new Board Chair, Paige Cottingham-Streater

SEGL is excited and honored to welcome Paige Cottingham-Streater as its new Board Chair. Cottingam-Streater, a founding trustee of the School, is currently the Executive Director of the Japan-U.

2018 SUMMER ETHICS INSTITUTE IN LONDON BEGINS!

2018 SUMMER ETHICS INSTITUTE IN LONDON BEGINS!

Our 2018 Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute has arrived in London, and our 21 students are already proving themselves a capable, deep-thinking, and fun-loving group.

The Fate of the Rohingya

The Fate of the Rohingya

The capstone collaborative policy document may be SEGL’s most challenging assignment. Each SEGL cohort must select a current international crisis, research that crisis and collaboratively craft a 40-page scholarly document, and then present and defend the document’s recommendations before real-world policymakers.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

How absolute are Constitutional rights? Under what circumstances should we limit them, and why? These challenging questions have stayed with our students for much of the semester, during a case study that spanned two months and brought us everywhere from NRA Headquarters (to meet with its former President) to the Supreme Court (where we sat in on an entire oral argument).

Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige highlights Family Day 2018

Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige highlights Family Day 2018

Each spring, on the last day before Spring Break, we welcome family and friends to Capitol Hill for a morning of engagement and fun.

Books and Basketball, Spring 2018 Edition!

Books and Basketball, Spring 2018 Edition!

“TOES ON THE LINE!” “TOES ON THE LINE!” “TOES ON THE LINE!” Each Wednesday afternoon, several dozen 1st and 2nd graders at Thomson Elementary in DC hear us shout those words.

SEGL Spotlight, Spring 2018

SEGL Spotlight, Spring 2018

(From left: Arielle Galston, Rosa Cartagena, and Jordan Star, all Fall 2010) What happens when a DC journalist, a globe-trotting entrepreneur, and an SEGL teacher reflect on a memorable photo from their SEGL Fall 2010 days?

The Case for SEGL in London

The Case for SEGL in London

At Family/Homecoming Weekend 2017, SEGL Founder and Head of School announced a Summer 2018 pilot program in London that is designed to lay the groundwork for a year-round London campus.

Two veteran White House experts visit SEGL for Master Class

Two veteran White House experts visit SEGL for Master Class

The SEGL Master Class is one of our favorite academic traditions. Several times a semester, our students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of a distinguished guest expert.