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The DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosts a biennial conference on Ikeda/Soka studies in education. This conference is an international forum for established and emerging scholars to gather, substantively discuss the current state of, and actively and collaboratively unite, characterize, define, and advance scholarship in the field of Ikeda Soka studies in education. The first conference was held in
August 2018. The second conference, originally scheduled for August 2020 has been postponed to June 16-18, 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, in collaboration with the R.E.A.L. Project, conducted a leadership and literacy program for 9th and 10th grade young men of color at St. Francis de Sales High School in Chicago, IL.
The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosts a biennial forum on Ikeda/Soka studies in education. Scholars engaging in Ikeda/Soka studies in the United States and abroad are invited and share their respective initiatives and lines of inquiry. On August 15-16, 2019, the U.S.-Canada Forum on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education was held, and the participants shared their research initiatives and discussed key concepts and hopes for the field. The two-day forum was filled with enthusiastic exchanges of ideas and initiatives for further development of the field.
The Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted two dialogue sessions for students and faculty on the topic of global citizenship education. The sessions were held in conjunction with Kwame Anthony Appiah’s 2016 Ikeda Lecture, “Education for Global Citizenship and the Crisis Facing Black America,” given at DePaul University on March 29, 2016.
The Institute organizes Doctoral Research Dialogue Series for DePaul graduate students engaged in Ikeda/Soka studies. The series provides DePaul students an opportunity to network and collaborate with doctoral students from other universities who are engaged in similar scholarship. You can read about the
dialogue session in 2019.