Academic Events at SUA

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo has been fortunate to welcome many distinguished guests in its short history since opening its doors in 2001.  Notable guests have included Nobel Peace Laureates Sir Joseph Rotblat, Betty Williams and Shirin Ebadi. Guest speakers are hosted by the President's Office, the Dean's Office, the Office of Student Affairs, and through the various concentrations/programs and areas. You may view our Academic Lectures Archive to see various lectures we have hosted in previous years.

SUA hosts an annual symposium series generously funded by the Nieves Family Foundation during the spring semester.  The symposia series brings leading figures together to address timely topics such as poverty and non-violence in the modern world.  The Pacific Basin Research Center also sponsors a distinguished guest lecture series inviting renowned scholars and experts on Pacific Basin issues each semester.  SUA's facilities which include a 150 seat, state-of-art lecture room in Pauling Hall, a Baroque style meeting room in Founders Hall, and a cozy, high-ceiling reading room in the Ikeda Library make for the perfect environment for intimate interaction with special visitors. 

Academic Lecture Series 2016-2017  

 

October 3, 2016

Third Annual Dialogue on the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence: Global Citizenship and the Culture of Peace

4:45-6:15 p.m. / Pauling 216

Sponsored by Soka University of America, Luis and Linda Nieves Family Foundation

 

October 5, 2016

The Value of Theoretical Thinking

5:00-6:30 p.m. / Maathai 207

Sponsored by Soka University of America, International Studies Concentration

 

October 6, 2016

Documentary Screening | The Roots Awaken 

6:30-8:30 p.m. / Pauling 216

Sponsored by Soka University of America Humanities and International Studies Concentrations

 

October 26, 2016

Interrogating Heteronormativity: Queer Subjects Negotiating Family & Femininity in Lebanon

6:00-7:30 p.m. / Pauling 216

Sponsored by Soka University of America, International Studies and Social Behavioral Sciences Concentrations

 

November 3, 2017

Video Art: Contest of Illusion and Materiality

4:30-5:30 p.m. / Ikeda Grand Reading Room

Sponsored by Soka University of America Humanities Concentration

 

November 12, 2016

The 5th SUA Music Faculty Recital

4:00-6:30 p.m. / Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by Soka University of America, Creative Arts Concentration

 

November 16, 2016

NATO and Institutional Learning

5:00-6:30 p.m. / Maathai 207

Sponsored by Soka University of America, International Studies Concentration

 

December 5th, 6th & 8th, 2016

Fall Student Recitals

December 9th: 30th SUA Student Recital

Sponsored by Soka University of America, Creative Arts Concentration

 

December 7, 2016

Research to Grasp Art, Art to Grasp Research

5:00-6:30 p.m. / Maathai 207

Sponsored by Soka University of America, Humanities Concentration