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Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue

Daisaku Ikeda founded the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century in 1993 as part of his vision to support the establishment of a global network of individuals developing cultures of peace through dialogue and scholarship. The center was renamed the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in 2009 (in a wish to reflect its "long-standing values and objectives as well as [a] profound respect for Mr. Ikeda and his inclusive, humanistic vision"). The center engages scholars, activists and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity during the twenty-first century. Programs include public forums and scholarly seminars that are organized collaboratively and offer a range of perspectives on key issues in global ethics, including an annual forum for intercultural dialogue. The center’s books on education and the many dimensions of peace building have been used in more than 900 college and university courses to date. [www.ikedacenter.org]