On May 12th, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted its second Dialogue Session Series, on themes present in the 2017 Ikeda Lecture, “Re-Mixing Borders: Education & the Global Solidarity of Hip-Hop,” by renowned educational theorist Awad Ibrahim. Started in 2016, the Dialogue Session Series gathers faculty and students to discuss important local and global issues informing the annual Ikeda Lecture.

In this most recent session, DePaul faculty and students, including three doctoral students from the College of Education’s Fraternal Order of Police cohort, explored education’s role in fostering unity across borders and boundaries of race, language, and culture. Centering on key writings by Ikeda and Ibrahim, dialogue topics included Ikeda’s call for a “global solidarity of youth,” his perspective of compassion, and Ibrahim’s notion of youth’s ability “name” and transform the world. Participants engaged these topics from various perspectives, such as those of classroom teachers, administrators, and police officers.


Join us for the 2017 Ikeda Lecture, part of the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech.
When: Tuesday, May 16th (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Where: DePaul University Student Center 120 A&B (2250 N. Sheffield Avenue)