Back to listJun 7, 2006

Soka Gakkai Education Department Hosts Lecture by Former Thoreau Society President Ronald A. Bosco

On June 6, 2006, commemorating the 135th anniversary of the birth of educator and first Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944), the Soka Gakkai Education Department hosted a public lecture at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The speaker was Ronald A. Bosco, former president of the Thoreau Society and currently professor of English and American literature at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Professor Bosco spoke about the ideals shared by Mr. Makiguchi, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, all of whom believed in the limitless potential of ordinary people.