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Exchanges & Dialogue

Key Elements of Soka Education

“By interacting with others from diverse backgrounds and experiences, one can see oneself in a new light. The profound significance of dialogue lies in the effort to encompass differences. Can we expand the common ground of humanity while sharing different values with others, through genuine dialogue? Can we bring the world together and elevate humanity with the power of dialogue? These are the critical challenges.” (From Taiwa no Bunmei/Toward a Civilization of Dialogue)

Some of the guests of Soka Schools (position at time of visit)

・Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
 Advocate of Pan-Europeanism
・Rene Huyghe
 Art historian
・Herbie Hancock
 Jazz musician
・Roberto Baggio
 Professional soccer player
・Dr. Adolfo Perez Esquivel
 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
・Wang Xunzhang
 President of Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University
・Felix Unger
 European Academy of Sciences and Arts
・Dr. Choue Young Seek
 Founder of Kyung Hee University
・Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa
 Former Soviet President
・Dr. Anatoli A. Logunov
 Former rector of Moscow State University
・Dr. David Krieger
 President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
・Dr. Linus Pauling,Jr.
 Director of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
・Jia Huixuan
 President of Peking University’s Daisaku Ikeda Research Group
・Dr. Aleksandr Serebrov
 Former cosmonaut
・Brian Wildsmith
 Children’s book illustrator
・Dr. Ronaldo Rogerio de Freitas Mourao
 Astronomer
・Dr. Larry A. Hickman
 Director of the Center for Dewey Studies
・Lee Soung Rim
 Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organizations of Korea