THEMES: Dialogue

In the vision of Daisaku Ikeda and the Center, dialogue is the primary tool for bridging our differences and pooling our wisdom for a healthier, more harmonious world.

The Art of Classroom Dialogue

Inspired by Steven D. Cohen's chapter in our 2018 book, Peacebuilding Through Dialogue, we hosted this April 2019 seminar in which three education professors joined Dr. Cohen for a discussion of "the art of classroom dialogue."
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Human Connection Is Key

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University (GMU) hosted a book launch panel discussion event for Peacebuilding Through Dialogue.
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Confronting Apathy

For the third Dialogue Nights Event of 2018, more than forty Boston-area students and young professionals gathered for an energetic exploration of causes and cures for what has been called "the apathy epidemic."
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The Role of Literature in Times of Division

In this April 2017 seminar, Anita Patterson of Boston University talked with Boston-area university students about how deep engagement with literature offers unique, even practical benefits for transcending polarization.
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The Power of Raised Voices

The December 2017 Dialogue Nights event featured Dr. Ceasar McDowell of MIT leading nearly 50 Boston-area students and young professionals in an investigation of why they might be reluctant to engage in difficult discussions.
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The Healing Power of Dialogue

Writing in 2002, former Center president Masao Yokota says of dialogue: "Patience is needed but that is not the most difficult thing; what can be more difficult is developing an appropriate attitude, a deep awareness of others."
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Learning Through Dialogue: A Conversation with Virginia Straus Benson

Interviewed to commemorate the Center's 10th anniversary (in 2003), Virginia Benson talks about the centrality of open-hearted, open-minded dialogue to all of the Center's endeavors.
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Dialogue and Subversion: Global Ethics in the College Classroom

In the post-9/11 world, characterized by widespread belief in the inevitable "clash of civilizations," could dialogue based on a desire to learn from others be the most subversive educational activity of all?
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Dialogue in a Divided World

This article reports on a 2009 Center-sponsored seminar with Harvard faculty Nur Yalman, Harvey Cox, William Graham, Shahab Ahmed, Leila Ahmed, and Noah Feldman.
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A Multiplicity of Dialogues

On April 6, 2013, Dewey scholars Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman engaged in a dialogue with Boston-area university students on key themes from A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda.
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