Research Presentations on Soka Studies

Faculty and doctoral students presented their research on Soka studies at recent regional and national educational conferences. Below is the list of conference presentations related to the field. Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Oct. 12-14, Dayton, OH Duoethnography as a Transformative Experience of Human Education Melissa Bradford, DePaul University Nozomi Inukai, DePaul … More Research Presentations on Soka Studies

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.

Dialogue Session Series

On March 11th, 2016, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies launched its inaugural Dialogue Sessions on the educational philosophies of Daisaku Ikeda and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. The topic for the initial Dialogue Sessions centered on “global citizenship” in Ikeda’s “Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship” (1996) and Kwame Anthony Appiah’s “Education for Global Citizenship” (2008). Seventeen … More Dialogue Session Series

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