15th Anniversary Weekend!

Join us October 13-15 for our 15th Anniversary!


If you are not able to attend but would like to make a gift to support SEGL, you can do so here (select “15th Anniversary” or the area of your choice!).

Note: We encourage participants to use public transportation/rideshare options. Street parking is limited.

Schedule of Events

Note that this schedule is subject to change. All times are Eastern.

Friday, October 13

Congressional Auditorium/Atrium, Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. Capitol complex

  • 7:00-9:00pm: Kick-off welcome event

Saturday, October 14

Location: United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Ave NW)

  • 8:30am: Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am: Model English Class (with DC, Johannesburg, and London faculty!)
  • 10:30am: Golden Mug All-Star Panel on Civil Discourse featuring:
    • Rt. Hon. Ben Lake (Member, UK Parliament)
    • Amb. George Moose (fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs)
    • Lissa Muscatine (fmr. longtime Hillary Clinton top speech writer; co-owner, Politics & Prose
    • Clark Neily (Vice President, Cato Institute)
    • Ghaith al-Omari (fmr. Palestinian negotiator; Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
    • Hon. Dean Phillips (D-MN), 2023 Golden Mug Award winner
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm: SEGL's First Semester: an Oral History featuring:
    • Markus Batchelor (Fall 2009),
    • Matt Ellis (Founding Board Chair)
    • Valentina Perez (Fall 2009),
    • Sophia Sennett (Fall 2009)
    • Henry Pedersen (founding faculty member)
  • 2:30pm: Keynote conversation


  • 7:00-9:00pm: Gala celebration!

Sunday, October 15

SEGL Academic Building (1528 18th Street NW)

  • 10:00am: State of the School conversation
    featuring Liz Wainger (Board Chair), Noah Bopp (Founder and Head of School), Sirianna Santacrose (Director of SEGL in Johannesburg), and Christian Starling (Director of SEGL in London)