The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

Ethics, the Media, and Fake News: Week One at SEGL

Ethics, the Media, and Fake News: Week One at SEGL

What is truth is no longer just a question for philosophy majors. Today, we must ask it every time we consume the news.

Fall 2017 Begins!

Fall 2017 Begins!

Fall 2017 has arrived and we are off to a wonderful start! After an enthusiastic move-in and an opening meeting welcome from SEGL board Vice Chair Paige Cottingham-Streater , our students met their first leadership challenge of the semester: to decide as a group between three separate DC expeditions without any guidance from our faculty.

Summer 2017 presents capstone policy document at the State Department

Summer 2017 presents capstone policy document at the State Department

Suppose you were called to testify before Congress…or argue a case in front of the Supreme Court…or defend your PhD thesis…how would you prepare?

A front row seat at the health care showdown

A front row seat at the health care showdown

This past week the Congressional showdown over health care grabbed headlines across the country. Across the street from the showdown, our students were paying attention, and the results created memorable learning–and photo–opportunities.

Summer 2017 confronts 1994 Rwandan genocide

Summer 2017 confronts 1994 Rwandan genocide

The 2004 PBS Frontline documentary <em>Ghosts of Rwanda</em> is an SEGL rite-of-passage. Since our first term, the powerful film has captivated, alarmed, and inspired our students.

Fmr. FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser; Colin Powell Chief of Staff visit SEGL for Crisis Management Week

Fmr. FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser; Colin Powell Chief of Staff visit SEGL for Crisis Management Week

In these times, information and choices come at us like water from a fire hose: fast and hard. If we wait to set our ethical compasses until the hose points our way it will be too late.

Israelis, Palestinians, and Seglettes

Israelis, Palestinians, and Seglettes

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