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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.