The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

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.