The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

Israelis, Palestinians, and the Prospects for Peace

Israelis, Palestinians, and the Prospects for Peace

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict may be the most infamous disagreement in modern history. Not only does it consistently defy the best laid diplomatic plans; it also influences countless related contemporary problems.

Spring 2018 and Ghosts of Rwanda Night

Spring 2018 and Ghosts of Rwanda Night

It is a sober SEGL tradition: Ghosts of Rwanda Night. Since our first semester, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has challenged our students with essential leadership questions: What is the most ethical response to mass atrocities?

3-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist visits Spring 2018

3-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist visits Spring 2018

The truth can be hard to find, perhaps especially in Washington. But that difficulty makes the search even more important–and in our first week of the semester, we’ve been searching.

Spring 2018 takes flight

Spring 2018 takes flight

Spring 2018 is taking flight! 24 young people eager to change our world began their journey at our Capitol Hill residence (which thanks to a successful Capital Campaign our school now owns!

Fall 2017 presents policy document at State Department; Peruvian Embassy

Fall 2017 presents policy document at State Department; Peruvian Embassy

Are you ready to testify before Congress? To argue before the Supreme Court? To defend your PhD thesis? After the past few weeks, each of our students is more prepared for these challenges.

SEGL ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 8:00PM EST

SEGL ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 8:00PM EST

Are you interested in a semester at SEGL but attend a school we don’t normally visit? Did you hear us present in person and have more follow-up questions?

Thankful for Thomson

Thankful for Thomson

As we enter a week of Thanksgiving recess, we’re thinking about everything we’re thankful for at SEGL. One of the top items on our list is the first and second graders at Thomson Elementary, who have taught our students an enormous amount this fall.

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry leads SEGL Master Class

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry leads SEGL Master Class

Thinking on your feet. It’s one of 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.

Amb. Mark Dybul returns for Global HIV/AIDS Master Class

Amb. Mark Dybul returns for Global HIV/AIDS Master Class

Imagine you are in charge of U.S. HIV/AIDS funding for Haiti…or Indonesia…or Botswana…or any of the countries that now receive support from PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

HOMECOMING 2017: a ($3 million!) success

HOMECOMING 2017: a ($3 million!) success

Hundreds of graduates, family members, and friends joined our students and faculty for an extraordinary Family/Homecoming Weekend this October. Attendees participated in a remarkable series of speaker sessions, connected with old friends and new, and heard good news about SEGL’s future.

Top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads Master Class

Top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads Master Class

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

Palestinians, Israelis, and Syrians

Palestinians, Israelis, and Syrians

Is there a more frustrating dispute than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? It is so filled with fierce misunderstanding that every word, every historical event, every intention can cause unhappiness.

Ghosts of Rwanda: Fall 2017 tackles genocide

Ghosts of Rwanda: Fall 2017 tackles genocide

Every SEGL graduate remembers “Ghosts of Rwanda Night.” Since our first semester, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has served as an early turning point for our students.