“Forum for Peace” with Olivier Urbain this Sun 2 PM

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A Forum for Peace
Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN
We still have a few seats left for our Culture of Peace event at 2PM on Sunday, February 23 when we welcome the Toda Institute’s Dr. Olivier Urbain, for a look at the peace philosophy of Buddhist thinker and peacebuilder Daisaku Ikeda as expressed through his 31 years of peace proposals.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP, either by clicking here, emailingcultureofpeacedc@gmail.com or calling Lisa Howe at 202-338-5491, Ext 104.
Warmest wishes,
Bill Aiken

Every year since 1983 the Buddhist leader and thinker, Daisaku Ikeda, has issued a peace proposal that presents solutions to a variety of global problems. Themes like human security, the empowerment of women, nuclear disarmament and the centrality of dialogue are throughout informed by an unshakeable belief in the potential and promise of the UN’s world mission, as well as by Ikeda’s own experience of the cruelty of war and his articulation of Buddhism as a practical route to peace. The book makes a timely and vital contribution to ethics, peace studies and international relations.
Where & When
SGI-USA Buddhist Culture Center
3417 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
2PM Sunday, February 23, 2014
 Reception with light refreshments to follow
   Admission is free, but seating is limited
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Olivier Urbain, was appointed director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in April 2008. He was formerly professor of Modern Languages and Peace Studies at Soka University, Japan, and director of the Transcend: Art and Peace Network (T:AP).  He was also the co-convener of the Commission on Art and Peace (CAP) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA). Publications include several articles about the power of the arts for peace, as well as the edition of Music and Conflict Transformation.  His current research project is the formulation of a theory of positive peace that integrates the interrelated frameworks of Humanistic Psychology, Communicative Rationality and Cosmopolitan Democracy, with a book on this topic published in 2010 (IB Tauris), entitled Daisaku Ikeda’s Philosophy of Peace.
Soka Gakkai International-USA
Buddhist Culture Center
3417 Massachusetts AV NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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