Welcome to SEGL TV! We hope this new endeavor will help us stay connected in these difficult times.
See below for our program line-up! (If you would like to add programming to SEGL TV, please contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
To join the conversation, please scroll down and review the instructions labeled “Zoom Teleconferencing Software.” If this is your first time joining us for a conversation, set aside 10 minutes or so to get set up before the show.
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- December 2, 2020, 12PM EDT: Speechwriting 101: Persuasive Writing for Young Leaders, with Lissa Muscatine (USA) and Jon Cayzer (UK/South Africa)
Want to change the world? First you have to convince others to join you. In this remarkable session, you will meet two of the world’s top speechwriters and learn how to persuade others with your writing. Lissa Muscatine wrote speeches for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for two decades, including her historic “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” address in 1995. Jon Cayzer has written for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and several of South Africa’s political heavyweights, including Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Helen Zille, Lindiwe Mazibuko, and Herman Mashaba. Together, they will provide priceless tips, amazing stories, and, above all, inspiring words. You will also hear about Rise, a prestigious new leadership opportunity that just might change your life! Join us!
Once you register, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the class.
- December 1, 2020, 8PM EDT: DC Fall 2020 Virtual Networking Night – meet SEGL’s DC Fall 2020 students (with special “preface” for SEGL current/grad family members beginning at 7:30PM)
NOT-YET-SCHEDULED Programs (TIMES/DaTES TBA)
- How to Cook the Perfect Steak (and other musings) – a cooking show with Carter McKaughan (Spring ’15) and Susana Heureaux (SEGL’s Food Coordinator and Chef)
- The Spanish Flu of 1918 and COVID-19 – a discussion of the ethical dilemmas faced in 1918 that have echoes for us today with Lizzy Kildahl and Alison Pratt, SEGL History and Government Teachers.
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 18, 2020 – 2PM EST:State of the School conversation, including a presentation from the SEGL Graduate Committee on Anti-Racism (link to presentation here)
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 17, 2020 – 4:00PM EST: Keynote conversation with former CIA Director John Brennan
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 17, 2020 – 3:30PM EST: Golden Mug award ceremony honoring Special Forces Army Captain Henry Pedersen
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 17, 2020 – 2PM EST: Community Fishbowl Discussion with Dr. Ndjodi Ndeunyema, PhD
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 17, 2020 – 1PM EST: SEGL Graduate Club info session led by Miles Weddle and Oriana Tannenbaum (both Spring 2015)
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 16, 2020 – 8PM EST: Weekend kick-off with break-out “rooms” to connect/reconnect with friends across our community
- SEGL Homecoming 2020 – October 16, 2020 – 3:40PM EST: Live-streamed Ethics & Leadership class: Fall 2020 students and 2015 Golden Mug Award winner Ghaith al-Omari
- August 5, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Restorative Practices & Rwanda’s Pathway to Trust: Principles and practices for navigating today’s complex world with SEGL Golden Mug Award winner Carl Wilkens. Moderated by Anne Jiang (DC Spring ’17 and Rwanda ’18). Prior to this segment, we recommend reading Carl’s written piece, A Matter of Posture.
- July 29, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- July 24, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Political Campaigns in the era of COVID, a conversation with Cormac Thorpe (Spring ’18)
- July 22, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- July 15, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- July 8, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- July 1, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- June 30, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The Queer History You Didn’t Learn in School, a conversation with Keigan McCullagh (Fall’19)
- June 29, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The Fools of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s clowns come in a wide variety of tones and functions. Come explore these melancholy, ridiculous, mischievous inventions and see how understanding them helps understand ourselves and others. Hosted by Charlotte Jones (Spring ’17) and Chris Jones (’17 Parent/Guest Speaker who boasts half a century of Shakespearean acting and scholarship)
- June 26, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The Ethics of Allyship, a discussion for all SEGLettes, hosted by Anne Jiang and Ross Hickman (both DC Spring ’17 and Rwanda ’18)
- June 24, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- June 23, 2020 – 8PM EDT: COVID-19, Election 2020 and Youth Voting, a conversation with Campbell Streator (Fall ’12), Executive Director of Every Vote Counts and Meirav Solomon (DC Spring ’20)
- June 17, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- June 13, 2020 – 8PM EDT: A Community Conversation with SEGL Board Chair, Paige Cottingham-Streater – a discussion with SEGL graduates, parents and faculty
- June 10, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- June 4, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The Dynamics of Privilege and Power in the Era of COVID19 & Black Lives Matter – This discussion will explore the relationship between privilege, power, and race, and how that relationship affects our own lives, the lives of others, and our society. Through facilitating privilege statement exercises, we, Jaitsiri Kaur Ahluwalia (London ‘19) and Saffiyah Coker (London ‘19), hope to create open dialogues for exploration, examination, and self-implication. Especially given the current state of our world, there is no time like the present to do this. We ask members of the SEGL community to join this current and pressing conversation. Resource List for Allyship + Understanding Privilege created by Jaitsiri and Saffiyah – here.
- June 3, 2020 – 8PM EDT: The History and Ethics of Protest in America (a weekly SEGL TV segment through July 29) with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling
- May 24, 2020 – 4PM EDT: The Butter Broadcast: Time Capsules and Conversation. Join Adela Thompson Page (Fall 2019) and Nathalie Mitchell (DC Spring 2020) for a creative afternoon of discussion and hands-on time capsule making.
- May 17, 2020 – 4PM EDT: The Leaders of Tomorrow and the Problems of Today: The Importance of Youth Leadership in the 21st Century. SEGL is only the beginning of the path towards leadership. Join Onero Institute founder Elad Raymond (Fall ’16) for a discussion on why youth leadership is so important for creating positive change and how SEGLettes can lead after their semester experience.
- May 9, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Running for Office in the Coronavirus Era: A Conversation with New York State Assembly candidate Cameron Koffman and campaign manager Martin Rather (both Fall 2013). Hosted by fellow Fall 2013 graduate, Camille Ward.
- May 5, 2020 – 8PM EDT: SEGL’s Future in the COVID-19 era: A Conversation with Noah Bopp, Mairéad O’Grady and Christian Starling. Hosted by SEGL Fall 2018 graduate, India Glenn.
- April 30, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Vaccines, Therapeutics, Testing, and Isolation: How should we understand the present response of the United States to COVID-19? Join us for a conversation with SEGL Science Teacher, Alvin Fridie. Hosted by Nikki Farber (Spring 2019) and Manavi Sinha (Fall 2019).
- April 28, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Come to meet the DC and SA Spring 2020 students, hear about their semester so far, and provide them with an important opportunity to hone their networking skills at our semi-annual SEGL Networking Night (this time virtual!).
- April 25, 2020 – 7PM EDT: Virtual Networking Night for all SEGLettes (graduates, current students, and current and former faculty) hosted by Director of Graduate Affairs, Robbie Ross and Maylen Rafuls (both beloved former Faculty Members)
- April 23, 2020 – 7PM EDT: 60 Minutes with Shari: Watch and discuss “Born Good? Babies Help Unlock the Origins of Morality” with Emmy Award-winning producer Shari Finkelstein (Fall 2019 parent) hosted by Lara Yellin (Fall 2019 Graduate).
- April 19, 2020 – 3-4:30PM EDT: SEGL Live concert: Join SEGL graduate Abri Bernstein (AKA Abri Lirone) as she sings songs from her album Leaves Change and some popular favorites. Bring an instrument if you have one; we’ll try a virtual jam session when the concert is over! Hosted by former SEGL Academic Dean JD Gladden (who just might bring her ukulele to the festivities!)
- April 17, 2020 – 8PM EDT: Let’s join together to share humbles and a meal (virtually) as we did when we were together at SEGL. Hosted by Manavi Sinha and Nora Estrada (both Fall 2019).
- April 14, 2020 – 7PM EDT: The best possible bread-baking opportunity with Alyssa Skelley (SEGL Teaching Fellow, Residential Advisor and Admissions Assistant) and special guest Alvin Fridie (SEGL Science Teacher). Hosted by Will Magrone and Nora Estrada (both Fall 2019) – Alyssa’s RTG bread recipe here
- April 7, 2020 – 7PM EDT: COVID-19 and College Admissions: A Conversation with Dr. Pamela Ellis, “The Education Doctor” (Summer 2014 parent and SEGL’s consulting college counselor); links from Dr. Ellis’ segment include: – a free Virtual Campus Visit Guide; free webinar on How to Find the Right College; an app to deal with teen anxiety; College Prepalooza: Essays Made Easy webinar for high school juniors (special rate of $39 for SEGL families – use code SEGL2020). For more information or to contact Dr. Ellis, please visit https://compasscollegeadvisory.com/.
- April 2, 2020, 7PM EDT: Movie Night: Watch and discuss the Oscar-nominated documentary Cartel Land with its producer, Tom Yellin (Fall 2019 parent), hosted by Lara Yellin, SEGL Class of Fall 2019. Welcome and pre-screening discussion here. Post-screening discussion is here.
- April 1, 2020, 8PM EDT: Virtual Networking Night for all SEGLettes (graduates and current students) hosted by Natalie Caloca, SEGL Class of Spring 2017
- March 31, 2020, 7PM EDT: Wellness Chat: How to stay centered in the COVID-19 era with SEGL Director of Wellness Dr. Patricia Thomas, hosted by Tyrel London, SEGL Class of Fall 2012 – Resource links from Dr. Patty’s talk can be found here.
- March 27, 2020, 7:30AM EDT: How to travel around Capitol Hill and help your parents stay fit with Daisy Bopp (daughter of SEGL Head of School Noah Bopp) on her super fast scooter
- March 26, 2020, 8PM EDT: Virtual Networking Night for all SEGLettes (graduates and current students) hosted by Yvana Petros, SEGL Class of Fall 2013
- March 26, 2020, 12:45PM EDT: A conversation with Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute and 2018 SEGL Golden Mug Award Winner, hosted by Mia Felt, SEGL Class of Fall 2019
- March 24, 2020, 12PM EDT: Cooking with Susana Heureaux, SEGL’s Food Coordinator and Chef – Susana’s quinoa chili recipe can be found here.
OTHER COOL LIVE STREAMS
- Politics & Prose “P&P Live” channel: Join longtime SEGL guest speaker (and Golden Mug Award winner) Lissa Muscatine and the staff at DC institution Politics & Prose bookstore for conversations with top authors.
- Nightly Metropolitan Opera Streams: Watch encore presentations of the Metropolitan Opera’s best opera performances each night.
- BlkFrs TV: Watch Shakespeare performances live via Facebook.
Zoom Teleconferencing Software
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