The Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (SEPGA) explores ethical responses to contemporary global problems as a learning community.
SEPGA is the student organization affiliated with the Master's program in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (EPGA), but is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all programs of study at American University who share the organization's ideals and interests. SEPGA mirrors EPGA in the goal of linking International Peace and Conflict Resolution to its roots in philosophy. SEPGA scholars seek to build an ethic of action through critical analysis, the raising of awareness, and the promotion of active engagement.
The goals of SEPGA are multifold:
Foster a community of engaged scholars
Explore the role of ethics in decision-making at the local, national, and international level
Build bridges, uniting academia, advocacy, and activism
Represent EPGA students' interests and academic concerns
SEPGA meets biweekly throughout the semester and organizes events such as skills tutorials, guest speakers, social gatherings, and study periods. Recent social gatherings have included local happy hours and a holiday potluck, in addition to events such as a silent vigil to protest an information session held by the NSA on campus. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of many of today's ethical concerns, SEPGA works to create partnerships and gladly collaborates with other campus organizations.