Guest Speakers

A hallmark of the SEGL student experience is exposure to a variety of fascinating, influential, and experienced leaders from many walks of life. As a nonpartisan institution, we strive to provide students the opportunity to hear perspectives that both inspire and challenge, regardless of a student’s ideology or political leanings. Within the classroom, we consider viewpoints through a critical lens, deepening understanding of our own and others’ beliefs.

Below is a list highlighting only a few of the incredible speakers SEGL students have heard from over the years.

David Abshire
Tom Adkins
Simon Allison
Frank Anderson
Ghaith Al-Omari
Capt. Mark Bedrin
Josh Bolten
John Brennan
Kurt Campbell
Tucker Carlson
Khary Cauthen
Sasha Chanoff
Lt. Col. Daniel Coe
Brandi Colander
Amb. Mamady Condé
Hon. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Fernando Cutz
Amb. Mark Dybul
Wendy Edelberg
David Ettinger
Amb. Daniel Fried
Hon. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)
Nitin Gajria
Justin Goforth
Bailey Hand
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Kevin Jennings
Jeh Johnson
David Keene
Steve Killelea
Egil “Bud” Krogh
Laura Lane
Hon. John Lewis (D-GA)
Lawrence Manzi
Mike McCurry
General Stanley McChrystal
Derek Mitchell
George Moose
Amb. Dan Mozena
Lissa Muscatine
Ian Neilson
Mary Neumayr
Dr. Joseph Newhouse
President Barack Obama
His Highness Reza Pahlavi
Hon. Tom Perriello (D-VA)
Abby Phillip
Hon. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Megan Rooney
Carine Rusesabagina
Abdul Aziz Said
Robert Satloff
Eric Schmitt
Hon. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
L. Michael Seidman
Elodie Shami
Elad Strohmayer
Trigg Talley
Justice Clarence Thomas
Amb. Melanne Verveer
Joe Weinstein
Cornell West
Carl Wilkens