Message from the Ikeda Center
Dear Friends,

Happy holidays and thank you all for making 2018 a most memorable year! Looking back on this year, we are so grateful for your support whether it was by participating in events, engaging with us on social media, or delving into our e-newsletter and website essays. We are also thrilled to have been able to celebrate our 25th anniversary with the release of two new books! To find out more about our highlights from the year, including Dialogue Nights and our Annual Ikeda Forum, please see the links in the sections below.

With your continued interest and support, we look forward to even more exciting developments in 2019. We hope you enjoy the holiday season together with your friends and family and have a joyful start to the new year!

Our warmest regards,

Ikeda Center Staff
Events Recap
Dialogue Nights
In 2018, we hosted six Dialogue Nights on topics ranging from apathy to creating hope, and most recently, the power of love. You can read our full recaps of each event here . Thank you to all the participants for your enthusiasm and for making each event so thoughtful and engaging. We love talking with you at Dialogue Nights!
Ikeda Forum
Our 14th annual  Ikeda Forum titled, "How Do We Practice Human Rights? A Dialogue on Dignity and Justice in Daily Life." Participants learned about the work of our three accomplished panelists and then engaged in small group discussions about how to create a culture of human rights! 

View a photo gallery of the event  here .
Scholar Student Seminar 
In November, we hosted a  scholar-student seminar titled, "Reinvigorating Dignity in Displacement: A Dialogue Across Educational Communities." Professors Patricia Krueger-Henney, Zeena Zakharia, and Jason Goulah sat down with their doctoral students to reflect on the challenges involved for educators in nurturing the dignity of refugees and other displaced people.
Student-Led Public Peace Dialogue
In April, six Boston-area university students along with peace educators Betty Reardon and Zeena Zakharia led a  public peace dialogue titled "Nuclear Abolition: Claiming Your Right to Live.” At the public event, students shared their findings from participating in a two-part nuclear abolition seminar led by Reardon and Zakharia in October 2017 and February 2018.
2018 Publications
This year, we released two books: Peace, Justice, and the Poetic Mind (09/18) from Dialogue Path Press and Peacebuilding Through Dialogue (12/18) from George Mason University Press in collaboration with the Ikeda Center.

Read more about both books here and follow links to purchase.
Save the Date
Our next event will be Dialogue Nights!
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
for Students and Young Professionals

*Theme to be announced

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