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 variety of humanitarian and public information programs. Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the organization and sent the delegation on his behalf to commemorate the 55th anniversary of his first visit to Chicago in 1960. The delegation met with College of Education Dean Paul Zionts, Associate Dean of Advancement Sally Julian, and Sonia Soltero, Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum. SGI General Director Yoshitaka Oba congratulated Dean Zionts and the faculty and staff for the Institute’s establishment, and expressed appreciation and high hopes for its endeavors. Dean Zionts affirmed that establishing the Institute is “a source of pride for DePaul. It’s good for the university, good for our students, and good for the City of Chicago.”

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Above: SGI General Director Yoshitaka Oba with Dean Zionts and Professor Goulah

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Above: SGI representatives with Sonia Soltero, Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum

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