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Daisaku Ikeda’s Meetings with Key Individuals


  • Meeting with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (Moscow, July 1990)
  • Meeting with Nelson Mandela shortly after his release from prison (Tokyo, October 1990)
  • Meeting with Rosa Parks, pioneer of the American civil rights movement (Los Angeles, January 1993)
  • Delivering a lecture at Harvard University—“Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization” (Boston, September 1993)
  • At the opening of the "Nuclear Arms: Threat to Our World" exhibition in Moscow (May 1987)
  • Interview for Bulgarian National TV (August 2000)
  • Video clips (Visual only, no sound)
    • Meeting with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai (Beijing, December 1974)
    • Meeting with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin (Moscow, September 1974)
    • Meeting with Cuban President Fidel Castro (Havana, June 1996)
    • Meeting with Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement (Tokyo, February 2005)

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