The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Summer 2016 spreads its wings!

Summer 2016 spreads its wings!

Summer 2016 has arrived in DC and our newest students are off to a tremendous start! The five-week Institute focuses intensively on our core Ethics and Leadership program, while also allowing participants to enjoy the best summer offerings of our nation’s capital.

One week, four White House veterans, and a crisis simulation

One week, four White House veterans, and a crisis simulation

We ended our final academic week with White House-infused gusto! Our students also had the chance to showcase much of the knowledge and many of the skills they have gained this spring.

Social Venture Projects (or, taking SEGL home)

Social Venture Projects (or, taking SEGL home)

As the semester zooms toward its end, many of our students want to take a piece of SEGL home with them.

Justice, State, and ISIS

Justice, State, and ISIS

Have you ever looked into the eyes of the Assistant Attorney General and defended your ideas on combatting ISIS? What about the eyes of the State Department’s lead expert on counter-violent-extremist communications?

SAFE Club

SAFE Club

The first SEGL SAFE Club meeting was held during lunch on April 22 in the Lacy Room. Students, faculty and a few visitors sat with me and my co-founder Lebanos to discuss internalized stereotypes.

Mosques, Munchkins, and Mandatory Minimums

Mosques, Munchkins, and Mandatory Minimums

“If you take nothing else from today’s talk, remember this: change is the only constant, and you had better embrace it.

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball

Service at SEGL: Books and Basketball

ONE TWO THREE, EYES ON ME! ONE, TWO, EYES ON YOU! Every Wednesday afternoon for just over an hour, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders look up at–and to–our SEGL students.

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.