What is genuine dialogue? What can we learn from Daisaku Ikeda’s dialogic ethos? Tune in to The Dialogue Studio to hear what members of our community have learned about questions such as these as they pursue dialogue in their daily lives.
For our first episode of the year, we are taking a moment to reflect on 2023 as a start to the new year. Dialogue Studio host Lillian Koizumi invites her colleagues Anri Tanabe and Preandra Noel to share their takeaways and learnings from the Center’s 30th anniversary year.
In this final episode of 2023, our host Lillian explores the theme of dialogue and dignity with renowned scholar Dr. Donna Hicks. In their conversation, Lillian asks Dr. Hicks about the role of dignity in engaging in genuine dialogue; the challenge of having dialogue with those who violate our dignity; how Dr. Hicks continues to maintain hope in her work in the face of an epidemic of indignity in our world; and much more.
This month, we continue our special 30th anniversary series where we unpack themes from Daisaku Ikeda’s 1993 Harvard address, “Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization.” In this episode, our host Lillian dives into the theme of human restoration with two Ikeda Center Youth Committee members Kip Clark and Yuko Tsuji.
In this episode, host Lillian I speaks with two friends of the Ikeda Center, Angie Lu and Sakshi Khurana, about the timely theme of interdependence. In their dialogue, Lillian invites them to share what interdependence means to them, how this concept has changed the way they interact with others, and how they think the world would be different if more people lived with a deeper understanding of interdependence.
In the episode, host Lillian I speaks with Dr. Bernice Lerner about her riveting book, All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Topics also include the meaning of the greater self.
In this episode, host Lillian I speaks with Executive Director Kevin Maher about the significance of the Center’s 30th anniversary, how the themes from Mr. Ikeda’s 1993 Harvard lecture have informed the mission and work of the Center over the years, as well as Kevin’s vision for the future of the Center.
In this final episode of 2022, Dialogue Studio host Lillian I speaks with two Ikeda Center youth committee members, Anna Liao and Mary Schletzbaum, about their experience participating in the 2022 Ikeda Forum, “Our Stories Matter: Dialogue As a Way of Knowing, Being, and Becoming.”
In this episode, Dialogue Studio host Lillian I speaks with two doctoral students who participated in the 2022 Global Citizens Seminar at the Ikeda Center: Jonathan Jacob of Brandeis University and Olivia Fitzpatrick of Harvard University. Key concepts discussed include dignity and agency.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Melissa Bradford, who is a Professional Lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum at DePaul University. Melissa shares findings from her research into the characteristics of Daisaku Ikeda's value-creative dialogue.