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A Dialogue between Global Citizenship Education and the Buddhist Tradition of Soka Gakkai

A discussion with Prof. Jason Goulah (Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, DePaul University), Prof. Maria Guajardo (Soka University, Japan). and Ruby Nagashima (UCLA), with discussion led by Prof. Robert Buswell (UCLA). Event organized by Professor Carlos Alberto Torres (UCLA).

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Fellow scholars deliver affectionate tribute to Gregory Schopen

Gregory Schopen, a groundbreaking scholar of early Indian Buddhism, retired from UCLA at the end of June after 20 years at the university.
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Robert Buswell elected to U.S. Academy of Arts & Sciences

The distinguished professor of Buddhist Studies is the founding director of the Center for Korean Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies (which he currently directs).
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