Dr. Kanako Ide received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Educational Policy Studies). She has been teaching various Philosophy of Education courses for over a decade at the universities. She also served as a visiting scholar of Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford University (2015), as a visiting professor of Faculty of Education, McGill University (2015), and as a visiting scholar of the Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York (2014). Her main research interests are democratic education, peace education, feminism, and aesthetic education from philosophical perspective. Her recent work is “The Gift of a Warmer Climate: Education for Courage,” in Educational Theory (2019). She also has been working with American/French artist Fabrice Lemire, the artistic director of AXEL by Cirque du Soleil, to explore the embodiment of democracy in dance and contemporary performing arts.