The Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative at the Elliott School sponsors two speaker series: “Why Ethics Matter” and “Leadership in International Affairs: Lessons Learned”. Poignant speakers have included James Clapper (former Director of National Intelligence), Ambassador Prudence Bushnell (who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala and Kenya), and Dr. Robert M. Franklin (president emeritus of the Morehouse College). These speakers impart candid leadership advice, tell of ethical challenges they have faced in their careers, and describe the practical skills Elliott Students require for professional success.
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Wednesday, Jan 29th - 12 p.m.to 1 p.m. - Lindner Commons 602: “Humor, Ethics, and Dignity: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” with Sean Kanuckn, an international attorney and professional intelligence analyst who advises governments, corporations, and entrepreneurs on the future of information technology, founder and CEO of EXEDEC LLC
Mon, February 3rd - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Lindner Commons 602: “Intervention without Empire: The Ethics of Foreign Influence in a (Neo-) Colonial World” with Dr. Lucia Rafanelli, an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs at the George Washington University, and Professor Chris Kojm as moderator
Saturday, February 8th - Whole day - Marvin Center: Crisis Simulation: “Troubled Waters: A Simulation of Water Rights Disputes Along the Nile River” in partnership with the GWU Strategic Crisis Simulation Student Organization.
Wednesday, Feb 19th - 12 p.m. - 1 p.m - Lindner Commons 602: “Ethical dilemmas in leadership: the Palestinian case” with Nizar Farkash a Middle East case expert and Ilana Feldman a Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at the George Washington University as moderator.
Thursday, February 20th - 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM - Lindner Commons 602: NIC Conference: “Past as Prologue” with NIC
Thursday, Feb 27th - 12:00 p.m. -1 p.m - Room 505: “What I Have—and Haven’t—Learned about Ethical Leadership from Studying Humanitarian INGOs” with Jennifer Rubenstein, an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia specializing in political theory
Monday 02/24 - 6:30 p.m. - Room 213 Film festival: “The Cave” with the comments of IAFS, GEIA. RABIN
In Spring 2019, the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative ran a crisis simulation entitled "Falling Shadows: A Simulation of Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar" in partnership with the GWU Strategic Crisis Simulation Student Organization.This was a unique opportunity for students to develop leadership, ethics and practical skills by playing roles they might hold in the future. During the simulation, students were assigned to play the roles of U.S officials, international officials and the media, in connection with the Rohingya crisis. Students gained a better understanding of the dynamics of power involved in the decision-making process in a humanitarian crisis. They learned about difficult ethical and policy dilemmas and also learn about themselves — their convictions, values, and strengths.
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