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Dr. Asle Toje, deputy leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, wears a blue suit and looks off into the distance

Soka University of America to Host Nobel Peace Prize Discussion

Jan 27, 2023

As the first step in its partnership with the Nobel Institute, Soka University of America is hosting “The Nobel Peace Prize: Can It Influence World Peace?”, on Tuesday, Jan. 31. SUA Distinguished

Headshot of SUA Student, Giulia Paié Pinto ’23

How Giulia Paié Pinto ’23 Became an Accidental Social Media Influencer

Dec 16, 2022

Giulia Paié Pinto ’23 wasn’t expecting much when she began posting videos on TikTok to help her stay connected to SUA during the pandemic. After a video she made about her experience as an

Soka President Ed Feasel presents Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett with SUA’s Highest Award of Honor

County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Mayor Ross Chun Receive SUA’s Highest Award of Honor

Dec 15, 2022

Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun and Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett received SUA’s Highest Award of Honor on Dec. 7 and Dec. 12 in the Founder’s Meeting Room, with both recipients recognized for

Dr. Shane Barter poses in front of an election sign in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Shane Barter: Reflections on His Experience as an Election Observer

Dec 14, 2022

Free and fair elections are crucial to democracy, and Shane Barter, professor of comparative politics and director of the International Studies concentration, recently returned from observing

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SUA Opens Nominations for Third Soka Global Citizen Award

Nov 22, 2022

Soka University of America is opening nominations for its third Soka Global Citizen Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution to the global community and

Arcoiris Mariachi Band performs outside on SUA's Campus in honor of Latine Heritage and LGBT History Months

Around Campus: Updates from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Nov 21, 2022

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is to support and foster individuals who embody the characteristics of a global citizen and ensure that the university community

Professor Chika Esiobu stands in front of big red letters spelling out TED as she speaks on stage during her TED Talk

Professor Chika Esiobu on the Power of Indigenous Knowledge

Nov 16, 2022

Attending the same Nigerian high school as authors Chimamanda Adichie and Chinua Achebe fueled professor Chika Esiobu’s desire to affect the world through her writing and positive portrayal of Africa

Mitsu Kimura smiles and holds his camera up as he is hula hooping

Celebrating the Life of Mitsu Kimura, Beloved Founding Staff Member

Nov 15, 2022

Soka University of America held a memorial service for founding SUA staff member Mitsu Kimura this month to celebrate his extraordinary life and contribution to the development of Soka for more than

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Announcing the Opening of Soka Heritage Hall on Campus

Nov 15, 2022

Soka Heritage Hall, which chronicles SUA’s history and the heritage and founders of Soka education, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda, opened on campus this October. “Visitors to

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A Dialogue on the Daily Work of Building a Culture of Peace

Oct 19, 2022

As a high school student in Japan, Michika Nishikawa ’25 worked as a peace messenger to represent the voice of Japanese youth. During an opportunity to engage in dialogue with diplomats from around