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Sep 23 2019

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India’s Manav Rachna University Presents Honorary Doctorate

On September 23, 2019, Manav Rachna University (MRU) in India conferred an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his lifelong contribution to peacebuilding, culture and education.

Sep 19 2019

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Opinion Editorial On Climate Change

On September 19, 2019, the online news site In-Depth News published an opinion editorial by Daisaku Ikeda titled “Climate Change: A People-Centered Approach” ahead of the September 23 UN Climate Action Summit in New York and the first ever UN Youth Climate Summit.

Sep 15 2019

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National University of Jujuy Confers Honorary Professorship

On September 15, 2019, Argentina’s National University of Jujuy conferred an honorary professorship upon President Daisaku Ikeda for his dialogues that promote peacebuilding and for his contributions that have inspired awareness of global citizenship.

Aug 24 2019

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Brazil’s Federal Rural University of Pernambuco Confers Honorary Doctorate

On August 24, 2019, the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil, conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his longstanding contributions to peace, culture and education, as well as for his advocacy of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Aug 21 2019

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The Federal University of Amazonas Confers Honorary Doctorate

On August 21, 2019, the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil, conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his contributions to education.

Aug 02 2019

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The Federal University of Sergipe in Brazil Confers Honorary Doctorate

On August 2, 2019, the Federal University of Sergipe in Brazil conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his lifelong efforts to foster global citizens and his contributions to peace.

Jul 16 2019

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Three Daisaku Ikeda Research Centers Launched in China

In June and July 2019, three Chinese universities opened research centers on Daisaku Ikeda’s philosophy—Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, the Dalian Maritime University and Xiamen University.

Jun 15 2019

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Romanian Edition of The World Is Yours to Change Celebrated

A Romanian edition of The World Is Yours to Change, a compilation of six thematic essays by Daisaku Ikeda, inspired by his encounters with leaders of diverse backgrounds and cultures, was recently published.

Jun 11 2019

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Central University of Venezuela Confers Honorary Doctorate

On June 11, 2019, the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his lifelong contributions to peace.

Jun 07 2019

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Ikeda Institute Established at the University of Alcalá, Spain

On June 7, 2019, the Daisaku Ikeda Joint Research Institute for Education and Development (IEDDAI), established in cooperation with Soka University of Japan, was officially launched at the University of Alcalá, Spain, located in the city of Alcalá de Henares.