In this section, which features articles, essays, lectures, poems, and interviews, you can experience the cumulative wisdom of the people who have been associated with the Center, and co-investigate the themes that have been explored through our events, dialogues, and projects.
In this 2010 interview with the Center's Mitch Bogen, Gonzalo Obelleiro of DePaul University explores the moral, social, and aesthetic dimensions of Soka, or value creating, education, especially as developed by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871 – 1944).
Mary Lee Morrison is the author of Elise Boulding: A Life in the Cause of Peace (2005) and co-author, with Ian M. Harris, of Peace Education (2003). This interview with the Center’s Mitch Bogen explores the essential qualities of peace and peace building.
At the time of this 2012 interview, Stephen Gould was assistant professor at Lesley University, where he ran the Educational Leadership Program. The conversation explores the many connections between effective music making and successful school leadership
Gandhi famously said that “if we are to reach real peace in this world..., we shall have to begin with children.” In this essay, Mitch Bogen explores the question: If we want to honor Gandhi's intent, how exactly would we work with children to secure real and lasting peace?
In the view of our founder, Daisaku Ikeda, dialogue is also the mode of engagement with others and the world that holds the greatest potential for enabling us to realize a more peaceful, flourishing world.