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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.