Anri Tanabe

Events and Publications Coordinator

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Anri Tanabe is our Events and Publications Coordinator. Her responsibilities include logistical support for Center events, taking the lead with the marketing of Center-developed books, and overseeing the Education Fellows program. Prior to joining the Ikeda Center, she worked at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she was the administrator for two programs: the Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management, and the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development. She is also a graduate of both of these programs. From 2012 to 2014, Anri served in the US Peace Corps in the southern African country of Lesotho working on community health and economic development projects. Anri enjoys long-distance running and exploring new coffee shops where she can get lost in her thoughts.

Anri appreciates this quote from Daisaku Ikeda, which serves as an inspiration for the Ikeda Center's fifth core conviction: "The Reform of Self Is Essential to the Reform of Society." Mr. Ikeda's point, says Anri, is one she strives to come back to each day:

For Emerson and Thoreau, any thought of reforming society is based in a philosophy of self-transformation. Emerson stressed that reform must begin from humans themselves, from the inner realm of the human heart. Efforts to improve systems or surroundings will be meaningless unless there is an inner change within people themselves.




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