Ikeda Center Newsletter
December 2015
The Practice of Dignity
2015 Ikeda Forum Continues Exploration Into An Essential Topic

For the first time in its twelve-year history, the Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, held October 24, 2015, revisited a topic from a previous forum. Though the topic in question -- dignity -- was addressed just last year, it proved so rich and multifaceted that there was little if any sense of repetition. Called "The Practice of Dignity: What It Means Today," the forum featured  three speakers (l-r): Meenakshi Chhabra of Lesley University; Gail Thomas of Soka University of America; and Peter Stearns of George Mason University. Also for the second consecutive year, the event was live-streamed on the web, enabling global viewership.

New Profiles Feature
Attendees from 2015 Ikeda Forum Offer Reflections on Dignity

Check out our new online Profiles feature. Our first set combines photographic portraits of attendees of this year's Ikeda Forum along with reflections from each on what the practice of dignity means to them.

"Living As Learning" Honored
Wins American Educational Studies Association
Critics Choice Book Award for 2015

We are delighted that our Dialogue Path Press title Living as Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, by Jim Garrison, Larry Hickman, and Daisaku Ikeda, is a winner of the 2015 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics Choice Book Award. AESA is a society of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education, utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics, as well as comparative/international and cultural studies.
This quote from John Dewey conveys the book's essence: "Intelligence is not something possessed once [and] for all. It is in constant process of forming."
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