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August 2015 E-Newsletter
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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New Videos
Researcher and activist Betty Reardon and literature scholar Anita Patterson offer perspectives on peace in new Ikeda Center videos

We bolstered our video offerings this summer with new clips from Betty Reardon (left) and Anita Patterson. Together they show the range of concerns that can co-exist under our banner of "peace, learning, and dialogue." Betty Reardon is founder of the International Institute on Peace Education, now based at the University of Toledo. In her videos she discusses UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, as well as systemic approaches to peace building. Anita Patterson is a literature professor at Boston University whose work focuses on American literature, modernism, and black poetry of the Americas. In her clips she discusses the influence of Emerson and how she creates a classroom experience conducive to peace building and hope.
Dialogue Path Press Updates
   Author presentations, an education award for Living As Learning, and announcing our newest title

Our World Cover

Our newest Dialogue Path title will be published in early September! Called Our World To Make: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Rise of Global Civil Society, it features leader in the field of international law Ved Nanda in dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda. First they discuss how their respective religious practices have influenced their commitment to global peace. Then they look at the emerging norms and institutions of international human rights and justice that inspire hope for our shared global future. Learn more about Our World To Make here.  

Sarah Wider
, co-author with Daisaku Ikeda of 
The Art of True Relations, recently gave two presentations in South Florida -- one at the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Everglades Culture Center and the other at the SGI Florida Nature and Culture Center. Both talks explored themes from the book relating to building harmonious families. Read about Dr. Wider's Feb. 2014 book launch talk at the Ikeda Center in Cambridge.

Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century was recently selected for the American Educational Studies Association's 2015 Critics' Choice Award! Over the past few months, co-authors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman have spoken on topics from the book at SGI culture centers in Chicago as well as Orange County and the San Fernando Valley in California. They also spoke at the inaugural event of the Daisaku Ikeda Institute for Education at DePaul University in Chicago. Read about the authors' Nov. 2014 presentation on Living As Learning at Columbia University. 
Upcoming Events
   Book launch event with Ved Nanda followed by the 12th annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue  
Mark your calendar for two fall events at the Ikeda Center! First up, on Saturday, September 26, Ved Nanda will talk on themes relating to his newly published dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda, Our World To Make: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Rise of Global Civil Society. Dr. Nanda is a professor of law at the University of Denver and a renowned figure in the field of international law. Among his many positions of international service, he is a past president of the World Jurist Association.
Then, on Saturday, October 24, we will host the 12th annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, this year called "The Practice of Dignity: What It Means Today." Speakers include Gail Thomas, Meenakshi Chhabra, and Peter Stearns. Dr. Thomas is Professor of Sociology at Soka University America, Dr. Chhabra is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, International Higher Education, and International Relations at Lesley University, and Dr. Stearns is University Professor and Provost Emeritus at George Mason University, with areas of expertise that include world and social history. Look for more details soon at our website and on Facebook.

Contact Information 
Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue 
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