Established on April 25, 2014, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education is the first such university-affiliated institute in the United States and the anglophone academy worldwide. The Institute’s purpose is to research the philosophies and practices of renowned Japanese educators Daisaku Ikeda (b. 1928),  Josei Toda (1900 – 1958) and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871 – 1944), to translate their works on education into English, and to provide workshops, professional development, and symposia to students, educators, counselors, academics, and educational leaders in the greater Chicago area. The Institute also hosts regular research forums, the annual Ikeda Lecture, and the biennial International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education, among other events. Bolstered by DePaul University’s online degree and credential programs in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education has distinguished itself as the leading center for scholarship and the preparation of teachers and scholars in the global field of Ikeda/Soka studies in education.

Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education
DePaul University, College of Education
2247 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone & Email

Professor and Director, Senior Researcher
Jason Goulah, PhD
jgoulah@depaul.edu; 773-325-2076

Translation, Research, and Instruction Faculty
Nozomi Inukai, PhD
ninukai@depaul.edu; 773-325-8434
Nozomi Inukai September, 2016

Research Fellows
Toko Itaya
titaya@depaul.edu; 773-325-7135

Ritsuko Rita
rrita@depaul.edu; 773-325-7135
Ritsuko Rita September, 2018

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