The mission of the Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program is to foster the next generation of citizen leaders. It was established to honor and continue the work of the late Eli Segal ’64, his wife Phyllis, and their commitment to developing new generations of leaders.

The Program is a constantly expanding, intergenerational constellation of citizen leaders working across all sectors, who give each other lifelong support as they devise solutions to society’s most intractable problems. It elevates citizen leadership and service as crucial to the health and well-being of our democracy and communities.

10/12 Conversation on Reproductive Freedom with Julie F. Kay

Join us 10/12 from 12:15-1:45pm ET: As a part of The Office of The Dean's Conversations on Equity and Justice series, The Segal Program and Heller will host "Reproductive Freedom: Legal Rights, Political Context, and Opportunities for Action," a conversation with Interim Dean Maria Madison and Julie F. Kay, attorney, activist, and author.

Kay, and friend and legal colleague of Phyllis Segal, is an expert on women’s human rights domestically and internationally and the author of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom.

To join us in person, register here. To join us online, register here.

9/28 Segal Fellows in Action Panel

Please join us for our 2022 Segal Fellows in Action Panel:
  • Wednesday 9/28 from 12:30-1:30pm
  • At Heller's Altman Amphitheater (G1) or Online
  • Register here

Be inspired by our 2022 Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows about their 2022 Segal Summer Internships and their growth as citizen leaders.

This year's internships focused on: aging policy, Appalachian economic development, racial justice, US-Israeli relations, voting rights, and women's rights. Our thanks to our internship partners: ACLU of MA, AIPAC, Altarum, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mass NOW, and NAACP LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute.

Fellow Spotlight: Audrey Etlinger Cohen

2009 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Audrey Etlinger Cohen graduated in 2010 with a Heller MPP and a health policy focus. She spent several years conducting health policy research and implementation before going back to school to obtain her RN. Currently, Audrey is Director Of Nursing and Clinical Services at Women’s Health Services. Audrey has remained an active Segal Fellow, connecting with other Segal Fellows and Founders from across the Segal Network over the years.

In July, as a part of our Segal Convening on Reproductive Rights, Audrey shared about her career path, her work, and how she invites others to take action around reproductive freedoms.

Hear more about and from Audrey in her full Segal Fellow Spotlight.