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

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

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

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

Dean Zionts Visits Soka University, Soka High School

DePaul University College of Education Dean Paul Zionts and Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education Director Jason Goulah visited Soka University and Soka High School in Tokyo, Japan. During their visit December 7-11, 2015, they met with Soka University Provost Hirotomo Teranishi, Education Department Dean Masashi Suzuki, and Soka Education Research Institute Director Koichi … More Dean Zionts Visits Soka University, Soka High School