Event Recaps
Our sixth and seventh  Dialogue Nights for university students and young professional were our best attended ones to date!

The theme for our May event was: "The Apathy Epidemic: What Is the Cure?" Through a series of structured conversations, we aimed to understand why many youth today have become discouraged about issues they actually care deeply about. Our friends from the Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) Next Gen group joined us to share their experiences as young peace activists. To conclude, attendees gathered into small groups to come up with possible "cures" to apathy.

In July, we discussed the topic: "Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Revealing Our True Identity." We showed clips from two documentaries created by The Representation Project that highlighted some of the major problems that arise from rigid expectations of who boys and girls are "supposed to be." Afterwards, we discussed the grave impact of these stereotypes across all aspects of our society, as well as how each of us can challenge problematic gender norms in our own lives.

New Books
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest title from Dialogue Path Press. It's called Peace, Justice, and the Poetic Mind: Conversations on the Path of Nonviolence, and features Center founder Daisaku Ikeda in extended dialogue with Stuart Rees, Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Available for purchase on September 24, the date of the Ikeda Center's 25th anniversary!

" . . . offers the pilgrim of peace much needed encouragement and inspiration."
—Joseph Camilleri, Emeritus Professor,
La Trobe University, Melbourne

We are also excited about the late fall publication of  Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution . This  multi-author volume  is edited by Peter N. Stearns and will be published by George Mason University Press in collaboration with the Ikeda Center.

“This set of chapters on the use of dialogue in peacebuilding is powerfully informative and beautifully written. Engaging in dialogue is challenging work, and this fine book provides substantial help.”
—Nel Noddings, Professor Emerita,
Stanford University

Upcoming Events
Our next Dialogue Nights will be on:

Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:oopm
Open to students and young professionals

Save the date!
Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue
Date: November 30, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:oopm
Open to the general public

For the 14th gathering in our annual series, this year's Ikeda Forum will explore the timely theme of human rights. Scheduled to speak and engage in dialogue are: Elora Chowdhury , Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies , UMASS Boston; Catia Confortini , Assistant Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at Wellesley College; and Jason Goulah , Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education, DePaul University. Check our website and social media for updates on the event.


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