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20th Anniversary
Nel Noddings
2013 Ikeda Forum

September 2013

The Ikeda Center e-newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with our activities in support of peace, learning, and dialogue.  

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20th Anniversary Features
Articles explore the founding of the Center in 1993 and reflect on our guiding values and convictions

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To celebrate our 20th year as an institute devoted to peace, learning, and dialogue (we were founded September 1993), we have created a special section on our website to gather resources that illuminate diverse aspects of our history and work. We invite you to visit this section and browse. Features include:

Nel Noddings Interview 
The celebrated philosopher of education talks about the psychology of war making and peace building


Nel Noddings  

Dr. Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University. Known for her work on the ethics of care, her many books include Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education. She talked with the Center's Mitch Bogen in July 2013 about her conviction that effective peace education must include an understanding of the psychology of war. The interview is called "To Reduce War We Must Understand It," and will run in two parts.  


Part One: "Confronting the Psychological Costs of War"


10th Annual Ikeda Forum 

 "We the People: Who Are We and What Is Our Work?" 

A Dialogue With Dr. Vincent Harding
Saturday, November 9, 2013  


   Vincent Harding

On Saturday, November 9th, we will celebrate our tenth annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. This year's event will feature a public dialogue with historian and champion of nonviolent activism, Vincent Harding, who will explore and expand on key themes from America Will Be! Conversations on Hope, Freedom, and Democracy, his recently published dialogue with Buddhist leader and peace builder Daisaku Ikeda. Please join us as we reflect on what it means to be "we the people" in the grandest ways imaginable. Dr. Harding will sign copies of America Will Be! after the dialogue. The event is free and open to the public. 
Learn more and RSVP here 

Dr. Vincent Harding is chairperson of the Veterans of Hope Project at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, where he is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Transformation.

The annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue explores connections between life affirming philosophies deriving from literary, cultural, and educational traditions in the East and West. It is named after Center founder Daisaku Ikeda in honor of his untiring commitment to dialogue as the surest path to peace.

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Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue
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