The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

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.

Summer 2017 Master Class with Longtime Top Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine

Summer 2017 Master Class with Longtime Top Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine

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

Media bias; media literacy

Media bias; media literacy

What is truth? It used to be a question for philosophy class. Today, we ask it every time we consume the news.

Summer 2017 Joins the SEGL family

Summer 2017 Joins the SEGL family

They are here and they are terrific! Our Summer 2017 students began their five-week tenure in DC with icebreaking laughter, intense discussions, and an SEGL tradition called “The Infamous Skittles Scenario.

Spirit Week!

Spirit Week!

This past week, as our students juggled Social Venture Project presentations, policy document defenses, and English Credo preparations, they also made sure there was plenty of time for fellowship and laughter.

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry leads final Spring 2017 Master Class

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry leads final Spring 2017 Master Class

What would you do to prepare yourself for a four-hour crisis simulation in which you and 23 peers each played a key role in the Executive Branch?

Spring 2017 presents capstone policy document to Pentagon, think tank experts

Spring 2017 presents capstone policy document to Pentagon, think tank experts

What is it like to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court? To testify before Congress? To defend a PhD thesis?

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at SEGL

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at SEGL

SEGL’s founding team wrote diversity into our mission statement. As powerful as diversity is here (for example, we have a need-blind admissions policy and 50% of our 2016-17 students are of color), we know that numbers alone are not enough.

What 1st and 2nd graders teach us: Books and Basketball

What 1st and 2nd graders teach us: Books and Basketball

What can a first or second-grader teach a high school junior? A lot, it turns out. And each Wednesday afternoon in the third floor gym at Thomson Public Elementary School, we learn more.

Friends and Family Day at SEGL

Friends and Family Day at SEGL

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

Media Literacy in the “Fake News” Era

Media Literacy in the “Fake News” Era

What is truth? That used to be a question for philosophy class. These days, we ask it every time we read or watch the news.

Spring 2017 confronts the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Spring 2017 confronts the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict may be the most notorious dispute in modern history. Not only is it apparently intractable; it also influences countless related contemporary problems.

Longtime top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads master class

Longtime top Hillary Clinton speechwriter leads master class

The “Master Class” is a signature SEGL experience: several times a semester, our students present and defend a “deliverable” in front of distinguished guest experts.

Social Ventures, Stage One

Social Ventures, Stage One

Each SEGL student completes three capstone projects: the ethical Credo, the collaborative policy document, and the social venture project. Each is essential to the SEGL experience, and each tests our students’ mettle.

Ghosts of Rwanda Night

Ghosts of Rwanda Night

“Ghosts of Rwanda Night” is a sober SEGL tradition. Since our first semester, the powerful PBS Frontline documentary has saddened, focused, and challenged our students.

Skittles, the Supreme Court, and Security: Week One

Skittles, the Supreme Court, and Security: Week One

Keeping pace with a new Presidential Administration can be a challenge, especially in one’s first week in DC. With some help from their Ethics and Leadership course, our Spring 2017 students are doing just that.

Move-ins and Movements: Spring 2017 Arrives!

Move-ins and Movements: Spring 2017 Arrives!

Some semesters start just like any other. And some semesters are different. The Spring 2017 semester begins in historic fashion, as the Trump Administration and its adversaries do historic battle in our backyard.

Cornel West, Robert George, and the purpose of education

Cornel West, Robert George, and the purpose of education

What is the purpose of education? That was the question legendary Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert George addressed at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday, with SEGL students and faculty in the front rows.