DePaul University Presents Honorary Degree to Daisaku Ikeda

DePaul University President the Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, Congregation of the Mission, traveled to Japan to confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and Institute namesake, for his efforts in education and peace building. The conferral ceremony took place on December 28, 2016 at the Soka … More DePaul University Presents Honorary Degree to Daisaku Ikeda

Events Commemorating Ikeda’s 1996 Global Citizenship Speech

In June 2016, three events commemorating the 20th anniversary of Daisaku Ikeda’s speech, “Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship,” at Teachers College, Columbia University on June 13th, 1996 were held across the United States. On June 7th, over 150 educators gathered at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. The event was titled “Thoughts on Education … More Events Commemorating Ikeda’s 1996 Global Citizenship Speech

International Research Forum on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education held a weeklong research forum on Ikeda/Soka studies for leading and emerging scholars in the field (Aug. 6-10). Invited scholars included Dr. Awad Ibrahim from University of Ottawa, Dr. Kiiko Ikegami from Monash University in Australia, Dr. Takao Ito from Soka University in Japan, Dr. … More International Research Forum on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

2017 Ikeda Lecture “Re-Mixing Borders” by Awad Ibrahim

As a scholar of race, language and education, Ibrahim has established himself as an intellectual with a broad reach. In this talk engaging Daisaku Ikeda’s call for a “global solidarity of youth,” Ibrahim considers Hip-Hop’s power to transcend, collapse, and re-mix international borders and the boundaries of race, language, culture, and human education. Hip-Hop is … More 2017 Ikeda Lecture “Re-Mixing Borders” by Awad Ibrahim

2016 Ikeda Lecture: Kwame Anthony Appiah Speaks on Cosmopolitanism and the Crisis Facing Black America

On Tuesday, March 29th, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education welcomed Kwame Anthony Appiah to give the 2016 Ikeda Lecture titled, “Education for Global Citizenship and The Crisis Facing Black America.” Appiah is an internationally renowned philosopher, cultural theorist, and the “Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine. The event, attended … More 2016 Ikeda Lecture: Kwame Anthony Appiah Speaks on Cosmopolitanism and the Crisis Facing Black America

Leading Intellectual Kwame Anthony Appiah to Give 2016 Ikeda Lecture

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 6:00 PM – 7: 30 PM DePaul University Student Center 120 A & B 2250 North Sheffield Avenue RSVP and Info: IkedaInstitute@depaul.edu Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of America’s leading public intellectuals and “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine. He is a philosopher, cultural theorist, and scholar of African … More Leading Intellectual Kwame Anthony Appiah to Give 2016 Ikeda Lecture

Ikeda Institute Presents Its First Newsletter!

DePaul University’s Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education published its very Newsletter! Download the Newsletter here. Message from the Director Happy 2016! The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education opened on January 15, 2015, with a lecture by renowned John Dewey scholars, Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman, who in 2014 published … More Ikeda Institute Presents Its First Newsletter!

International Delegation Visits Institute

On September 22, 2015, a Japanese delegation from Soka Gakkai International (SGI) visited the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education. SGI is a global association dedicated to peace, culture and education. As an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, it cooperates with the UN in a … More International Delegation Visits Institute

Institute for Ikeda Studies Hosts Renowned Dewey Scholars

Internationally renowned John Dewey scholars Larry Hickman and Jim Garrison gave the inaugural lecture at the opening of DePaul University’s Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education. Over 200 students, faculty, and community members filled Cortelyou Commons on January 14, 2015, to hear Drs. Hickman and Garrison discuss their recently published dialogue with Dr. Ikeda, … More Institute for Ikeda Studies Hosts Renowned Dewey Scholars

Living as Learning and Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education Win AESA 2015 Critics Choice Book Award

Living as Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century (2014, Dialogue Path Press) and Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education (2015, Routledge) received the 2015 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association at its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 11 – 15, 2015. Living as Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century … More Living as Learning and Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education Win AESA 2015 Critics Choice Book Award