Episode 5

A Conversation with Executive Director Kevin Maher

Informal headshot of Kevin Maher

In this special episode of the Dialogue Studio, host Lillian I speaks with recently appointed Executive Director Kevin Maher about the Center’s work and mission, memorable moments from his 19 years at the Center, how dialogue has played a role in his life, and much more. Listen to the end to hear one of Kevin’s favorite quotes from Center founder Daisaku Ikeda!

Cheat Sheet:

04:45 - Kevin’s experience working for the Center shortly after 9/11

09:32 - The mission of the Ikeda Center

13:10 - The role dialogue has played in Kevin’s life

20:48 - Memories with the late Dr. Vincent Harding  

33:25 - Kevin’s vision towards the 30th anniversary of the Center

37:10 - Kevin’s advice to young people who are working for peace

42:45 - Kevin’s favorite quote from Center founder Daisaku Ikeda

Email podcast@ikedacenter.org if you have any questions or dialogue stories to share with us.

Music attribution:
“Peace Settings”, “Kitten”, “The Falls”, Peas Corps”.
Podington Bear