The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Harry Wu: In Memoriam

Harry Wu: In Memoriam

This week the SEGL community paused to honor the life of Harry Wu. Mr. Wu, whom the New York Times called “the éminence grise of Chinese dissidents,” died in an accident on Tuesday while traveling in Honduras.

An Evening with Senator Ron Wyden

An Evening with Senator Ron Wyden

This week a Senator stopped by the SEGL residence! After dinner on Thursday, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spent more than an hour with our students, answering questions about his career, his values, and his commitment to bipartisanship.

A special videoconference with Dan Rather on Spring 2016 Family Day

A special videoconference with Dan Rather on Spring 2016 Family Day

Each fall semester has Homecoming/Family Weekend, which draws hundreds of graduates, family members, and friends for a weekend of discussions, awards, fellowship, and fun.

A Conversation at the White House

A Conversation at the White House

Broderick Johnson wears many hats at the White House. He is Assistant to the President. He is Secretary of the Cabinet, responsible for coordinating all Cabinet affairs.

Spring 2016 Jumps into Social Venture capstone project

Spring 2016 Jumps into Social Venture capstone project

Spring Break affords our students more than an opportunity for rest and rejuvenation: it allows them to reconnect with their home communities and begin to think about the transition home.

Lessons in Protesting

Lessons in Protesting

Editor’s note: SEGL is a non-partisan institution and both seeks and celebrates political diversity in its student body. After an early wakeup on Monday morning, last Wednesday’s delayed start of classes was definitely welcome.

Spring 2016 takes on the Supreme Court; gets Master Classes from White House speechwriter and Constitutional expert

Spring 2016 takes on the Supreme Court; gets Master Classes from White House speechwriter and Constitutional expert

The most effective educators help students wrestle with classic questions and current challenges. And they design learning activities, built around those questions and challenges, that allow students to build lifelong leadership skills.

History and Humanity at the Supreme Court

History and Humanity at the Supreme Court

When Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last week, it was difficult to maintain a human perspective on the event in the heart of Washington, D.

Israelis, Palestinians, and Scalia

Israelis, Palestinians, and Scalia

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is not only one of the most complicated challenges of our time; it influences countless related contemporary problems.

A Panel on Race

A Panel on Race

With our second week at The School for Ethics and Global Leadership came an odd feeling of rhythm, like we’d been going to this school with these people for years and not nine days.

Spring 2016 investigates Rwandan Genocide

Spring 2016 investigates Rwandan Genocide

After the Holocaust the United Nations overwhelmingly passed the Genocide Convention, which stated that “genocide…is a crime …which [we] undertake to prevent and to punish.

Longtime CBS News Journalist is first Spring 2016 Speaker

Longtime CBS News Journalist is first Spring 2016 Speaker

The first full week of Spring 2016 is already complete! Our Ethics and Leadership class began with an “Introduction to Ethical Decision Making” case study, which included several SEGL traditions and one of network news’ most experienced journalists.

SEGL Spring 2016 has sprung!

SEGL Spring 2016 has sprung!

Our Spring 2016 crop of students is here and already blossoming! After perhaps the most efficient move-in in SEGL history, our new cohort trekked to the Academic building in Dupont Circle for, among other things, its first leadership challenge of the semester: decide as a group between three separate DC expeditions without any guidance from our faculty.

Fall 2015 presents capstone policy document at State Department

Fall 2015 presents capstone policy document at State Department

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.

Our 2016-17 application is now live!

Our 2016-17 application is now live!

Ready to apply to SEGL? Our 2016-17 application is now live! To download the application, visit our Apply page (or just click here ).

SEGL’s transformative capital campaign

SEGL’s transformative capital campaign

We are raising $2 million to purchase and renovate our current residence at 202/4 East Capitol Street in Washington, DC. And we have already raised the first $1 million!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015: Our best ever!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015: Our best ever!

Family/Homecoming Weekend 2015 was our best ever! In addition to a successful launch of our $2 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate our Capitol Hill home (click here to read more about the campaign), we welcomed hundreds of graduates, family members, and friends for three packed days of extraordinary learning, fellowship, and fun.

Fall 2015 Books and Basketball off to great start

Fall 2015 Books and Basketball off to great start

Sometimes our Ethics and Leadership case studies track uncomfortably closely with current events. That was the case this week as the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon interrupted our investigation of the Second Amendment.

Former lead Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine gives first Fall 2015 Master Class (and we see the pope)

Former lead Hillary Clinton Speechwriter Lissa Muscatine gives first Fall 2015 Master Class (and we see the pope)

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

Israelis, Palestinians…and peace?

Israelis, Palestinians…and peace?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of only two case studies that SEGL has taught every semester/summer session since its inception. Each cohort of students views the conflict through a different lens: whether the Gaza War, or renewed hope for negotiations, there is always something in the news.