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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." In support of an evolving global ethic for a peaceful twenty-first century, the center has brought together scholars, activists and experts from diverse disciplines, cultures and religious traditions to discuss such issues as human rights, nonviolence, environmental ethics, economic justice, and women's leadership for peace. Such discussions and other projects have resulted in multi-author books that have been used in over 200 college and university courses. [www.ikedacenter.org]