Colloquia and Panel Discussions

A core purpose of the Ikeda center is to bring scholars and others together across disciplines and institutions to explore and promote peace, learning, and dialogue. These often take the fprm of colloquia and panel discussions.

Nuclear Abolition: Claiming Your Right to Live
This April 2018 panel discussion and public dialogue featured students from the two Reardon-Zakharia nuclear abolition seminars. They shared their findings on how best to raise awareness of nuclear issues among the general population and to strengthen their commitment to abolition.

Assessing the State of Soka Education
The field of Soka education studies took a big step forward in June 2017 when fourteen education scholars gathered at the Ikeda Center to discuss directions that will both advance the practice of Soka education and increase awareness of it within the academy.

Glimmers of Hope: Peace Education Around the Globe
Held at the University of San Francisco, this March 2016 panel discussion featured scholar-educators Matt Meyer, Maria Hantzopolous, Monisha Bajaj, and Tetsushi Ogata. They illuminated the various aspects of critical peace education.

Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship
In June 2011, the Ikeda Center hosted a non-public seminar in which Boston-area scholars examined key thoughts from Daisaku Ikeda's 1996 Teachers College lecture on global citizenship education.

Dialogue In a Divided World
For this in-house 2009 seminar, Professor Nur Yalman invited several of his Harvard colleagues to explore challenges to humanistic education and open-hearted, open-minded dialogue in a world marked by vast differences in power.

Active Education, Active Democracy
This article reports on a Center-sponsored panel discussion at the April 2008 Philosophy of Education Society annual meeting, held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Panelist consider, DuBois, Montessori, and Makiguchi.

Please check back for more colloquia and panels from 2008 and earlier.

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