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Oct 06 2017

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SGI President Congratulates ICAN for Nobel Peace Prize

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda congratulated ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Sep 25 2017

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International Global Research Academy in Russia Honors SGI President

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda was recently recognized as an official member of the International Global Research Academy during an international conference at Moscow State University.

Sep 21 2017

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SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda has called for the early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opened for signature on September 20, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York.

Aug 24 2017

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Daisaku Ikeda Honored by Valença College of Higher Education in Brazil

Valença College of Higher Education, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, presented an honorary doctorate to Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his contributions to peace and education worldwide.

Aug 21 2017

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National University of San Marcos, Peru, Presents Honorary Doctorate

On August 21, 2017, the National University of San Marcos in Peru conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his contributions to peace and culture grounded in humanistic ideals.

Aug 04 2017

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English Edition of Lau—Ikeda Dialogue Published

An English edition of Shaping a New Society: Conversations on Economics, Education, and Peace, a dialogue between economist and former Chinese University of Hong Kong vice chancellor Dr. Laurence J. Lau and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, was recently released.

Jun 22 2017

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China’s Hunan University of Technology Presents Honorary Professorship

The Hunan University of Technology (HUT) in China conferred an honorary professorship upon SGI President and Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his longstanding contributions to world peace and Sino-Japanese friendship.

Jun 06 2017

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SGI President Urges Adoption of Nuclear Ban Treaty Ahead of Second UN Negotiations

Daisaku Ikeda contributes a commentary to The Japan Times ahead of the second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons beginning June 15, 2017, at the UN headquarters in NY.

May 18 2017

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Exhibition in Tribute to Thai King Held at Soka University

A photographic exhibition paying tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927–2016) was held at Soka University in Hachioji, Japan, from May 13 to May 18, 2017.

May 15 2017

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Daisaku Ikeda Stresses Youth Engagement and Civil Society Collaboration as Vital to Strengthening UN

Daisaku Ikeda responds to questions by Ramesh Jaura, Editor-in-Chief of IDN, on issues highlighted in the 2017 peace proposal published earlier this year.