Ikeda Institute 5th Year Anniversary

April 25 marked the 5th year anniversary of the establishment of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education at DePaul University. In a message commemorating the Institute’s opening, Daisaku Ikeda stated, “It is truly humbling that the institute for studies in education established at this university should bear my name, and I offer my … More Ikeda Institute 5th Year Anniversary

Degree in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship Turns 1

January 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the master’s degree program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (VCE). Since its launch, the program has offered seven courses on the educational perspectives and practices of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda. Below is a summary of these courses. DePaul is now accepting applications for the … More Degree in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship Turns 1

2018 Newsletter is Out!

Our 2018 Newsletter is out! This issue contains information on the MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program, a report of the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education, new books in the field, and many more! For Ikeda Institute Newsletter Archives, please click here.

1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

On August 9-11, 2018, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education. Roughly 100 scholars, educators, and graduate students from 10 countries and all across the United States attended the conference. Under the theme of “Uniting, Defining, and Advancing the Field: Perspectives, Practices … More 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Namrata Sharma is a faculty in DePaul’s new online MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program. This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or … More New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

New Book on Makiguchi

Makiguchi Tsunesaburo in the Context of Language, Identity and Education (Routledge, 2017), a new book on the educational philosophy and practice of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, was published by Routledge in April 2017. Edited by Institute director, Jason Goulah, and first published as a special issue of Journal of Language, Identity and Education in 2013, this volume includes … More New Book on Makiguchi

New Master’s Program on Value-Creating Education

DePaul University launched a new Master of Education (MEd) program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship. This is the first degree program of its kind worldwide and is available online or face to face. Offering a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the educational perspectives and practices of Soka educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku … More New Master’s Program on Value-Creating Education

Second Dialogue Session Series

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 … More Second Dialogue Session Series

2017 Newsletter is Out!

Our 2017 Newsletter is out! This issue contains major events from this past academic year, as well as information on upcoming Ikeda Lecture and a new book in Makiguchi studies. Click the image below to read the full Newsletter.   For Ikeda Institute Newsletter Archives, please click here.