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What is genuine dialogue? How can we connect with others more deeply? Tune in to explore the transformative power of dialogue with us in this new podcast series, The Dialogue Studio hosted by the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue. In these episodes, we will talk to members of our Ikeda Center community about their unique stories and how dialogue has played a role in their lives. We will also examine Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, and Center founder Daisaku Ikeda’s approach to dialogue. We invite you to join us in this space to practice a deeper way of engaging with one another and to transform our world one dialogue at a time. To learn more about our Center's mission and programs, visit ikedacenter.org.

The Dialogue Studio Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue.

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

What is genuine dialogue? How can we connect with others more deeply? Tune in to explore the transformative power of dialogue with us in this new podcast series, The Dialogue Studio hosted by the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue. In these episodes, we will talk to members of our Ikeda Center community about their unique stories and how dialogue has played a role in their lives. We will also examine Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, and Center founder Daisaku Ikeda’s approach to dialogue. We invite you to join us in this space to practice a deeper way of engaging with one another and to transform our world one dialogue at a time. To learn more about our Center's mission and programs, visit ikedacenter.org.

    Episode 26: Friends for Nuclear Disarmament w/ Molly McGinty & Emma Pike (Part 2)

    Episode 26: Friends for Nuclear Disarmament w/ Molly McGinty & Emma Pike (Part 2)

    In this episode, host Lillian Koizumi continues her conversation with nuclear disarmament activists Molly McGinty and Emma Pike. In part 2 of this conversation, they discuss the importance of engaging in dialogue with those we don’t agree with, why it is so important for youth to get involved, and what gives them hope in these times of conflict and division. 
    Molly joined the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in 2019 as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow and has remained on staff since the completion of the program. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Gender & Sexuality Studies, where she engaged in advocacy on police demilitarization and anti-human trafficking policy. It was through these positions that she came to understand the power of grassroots organizing and youth-led movements. As Program Director, Molly coordinates IPPNW's work on educating the public and decision-makers on the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, promoting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and supporting our medical student movement and youth partners. She is on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Steering Committee of Youth for TPNW, and Board of the Nuclear Truth Project.
    As an undergraduate studying International Relations, Emma was deeply moved by Daisaku Ikeda’s philosophy of peace as a pursuit that begins within each individual, eventually writing her thesis on Ikeda’s philosophy as a model for peace in the nuclear age. As a peace educator and specialist in global citizenship education, Emma is a firm believer in the central role that education plays in building a more peaceful and equitable world for all. Emma holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, a Master of Arts in Development Education and Global Learning from the UCL Institute of Education, and a Master of Education in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University. In her current role at Lex International, she focuses on strengthening the role of international law, particularly in nuclear disarmament and regulation of autonomous weapons systems. She also engages in public education on these topics, highlighting the power that each individual person holds to effect positive change.
    Learn more about Molly and IPPNW’s work on their website here: https://www.ippnw.org/about/staff 
    For educational content on nuclear disarmament, follow Emma on TikTok: @emma_pike_
    Music attribution: Podcast Music
    To learn more about the Ikeda Center, visit ikedacenter.org or email us at podcast@ikedacenter.org 

    • 36 min
    Episode 26: Friends for Nuclear Disarmament w/ Molly McGinty & Emma Pike (Part 1)

    Episode 26: Friends for Nuclear Disarmament w/ Molly McGinty & Emma Pike (Part 1)

    In this episode, host Lillian Koizumi talks with two nuclear disarmament activists Molly McGinty and Emma Pike about how they started their careers in this field as young people, what they feel are the biggest obstacles to abolishing nuclear weapons at this time, and how their friendship has sustained and deepened their commitment to this work. 
    Molly joined the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in 2019 as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow and has remained on staff since the completion of the program. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Gender & Sexuality Studies, where she engaged in advocacy on police demilitarization and anti-human trafficking policy. It was through these positions that she came to understand the power of grassroots organizing and youth-led movements. As Program Director, Molly coordinates IPPNW's work on educating the public and decision-makers on the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, promoting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and supporting our medical student movement and youth partners. She is on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Steering Committee of Youth for TPNW, and Board of the Nuclear Truth Project.
    As an undergraduate studying International Relations, Emma was deeply moved by Daisaku Ikeda’s philosophy of peace as a pursuit that begins within each individual, eventually writing her thesis on Ikeda’s philosophy as a model for peace in the nuclear age. As a peace educator and specialist in global citizenship education, Emma is a firm believer in the central role that education plays in building a more peaceful and equitable world for all. Emma holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, a Master of Arts in Development Education and Global Learning from the UCL Institute of Education, and a Master of Education in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University. In her current role at Lex International, she focuses on strengthening the role of international law, particularly in nuclear disarmament and regulation of autonomous weapons systems. She also engages in public education on these topics, highlighting the power that each individual person holds to effect positive change.
    Music attribution: Podcast Music
    To learn more about the Ikeda Center, visit ikedacenter.org or email us at podcast@ikedacenter.org 

    • 57 min
    Episode 25: Teaching Nonkilling, Peace, and Love w/ Roland Joseph

    Episode 25: Teaching Nonkilling, Peace, and Love w/ Roland Joseph

    In this episode, host Lillian Koizumi talks with Dr. Roland Joseph, a member of the “Nonkilling Security & International Relations Research Committee” at the Center for Global Nonkilling. In their dialogue, Dr. Joseph talks about the importance of peace education and promoting nonkilling, the aspects of Daisaku Ikeda’s peace philosophy that inspire him, what it would look like to teach children love instead of war, as well as what gives him hope at this time. 
     
    Dr. Joseph has been deeply influenced by Dr. Glenn D. Paige, a friend of Daisaku Ikeda, who coined the concept of the nonkilling paradigm in his seminal book Nonkilling Global Political Science. His doctoral research focused on the transformative experiences of scholars and activists promoting nonkilling political science to anti-nuclear weapon activists and realists. As a Haitian living in Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph has initiated nuclear disarmament education within the Haitian community with the collaboration of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security (CPDCS). He also launched a campaign for peace in Haiti, including a working group on peace education with professors and students from the Université Publique du Sud-Est à Jacmel (UPSEJ), supported by the International Peace Bureau (IPB). Roland holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Économiques, Politiques et Juridiques (ISSEPJ) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from UMass Lowell, and a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in Global Conflict from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Dr. Joseph has been a good friend of the Center since 2018, following his participation in a Dialogue Nights event on nuclear weapons. 
     
    Music attribution: Podcast Music
    To learn more about the Ikeda Center, visit ikedacenter.org or email us at podcast@ikedacenter.org

    • 51 min
    Episode 24: Exploring Pathways to Cultures of Peace w/ Alexander Harang

    Episode 24: Exploring Pathways to Cultures of Peace w/ Alexander Harang

    This month’s Dialogue Studio guest is the Center's new Senior Peace Researcher, Professor Alexander Harang. In the episode, Lillian talks with Professor Harang about how he got involved in the peace field, his introduction to Daisaku Ikeda’s work, his reflections on the current state of peace, and what he is looking forward to in his new role at the Center.
    In addition to his role at the Center, Professor Harang holds the position of Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Soka University of America (SUA), where he specializes in exploring the contributions of Daisaku Ikeda to global peacebuilding endeavors. He is also Senior Research Fellow at SUA’s Soka Institute for Global Solutions. Professor Harang brings more than two decades of leadership experience from the international peace movement, as well as research and teaching experience from peace academia.
     

    • 58 min
    Episode 23: What Do We Mean By Peace Cultures?

    Episode 23: What Do We Mean By Peace Cultures?

    This year, we are launching a new series in the Dialogue Studio called What Do We Mean By? where host Lillian Koizumi will unpack different concepts we explore and practice at the Ikeda Center. All of these concepts are informed by the philosophy of our late founder Daisaku Ikeda. In this episode, we kick off the series by examining peace cultures. In it, Lillian delves into the Center and Mr. Ikeda’s perspective on, and approach to fostering cultures of peace. She also invites Executive Director Kevin Maher to share how he is thinking about peace cultures in this current moment, and how we can enact peace cultures in our daily lives. 
     
    For more information on peace cultures, visit our website: https://www.ikedacenter.org/resources/what-do-we-mean-peace-cultures  
     
    Read Elise Boulding’s piece on peace cultures and living with difference: https://www.ikedacenter.org/resources/elise-boulding-peace-cultures-and-living-difference 
     
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    Podington Bear
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    To learn more about the Ikeda Center, visit ikedacenter.org or email us at podcast@ikedacenter.org 
     

    • 12 min
    Episode 22: Reflecting on our 30th anniversary year w/ Anri Tanabe & Preandra Noel

    Episode 22: Reflecting on our 30th anniversary year w/ Anri Tanabe & Preandra Noel

    For our first episode of the year, we are taking a moment to reflect on 2023 as a start to the new year. Dialogue Studio host Lillian Koizumi invites her colleagues Anri Tanabe and Preandra Noel to share their takeaways and learnings from the Center’s 30th anniversary year. They also discuss what continues to give them hope and what building cultures of peace means to them. 
     
    Music attribution: Podcast Music
    To learn more about the Ikeda Center, visit ikedacenter.org or email us at podcast@ikedacenter.org

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Such an essential podcast

Dialogue is definitely not easy, it’s so helpful to have these insights on how to engage in true and authentic dialogue. Thank you for this!

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