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Feb 27 2020

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Central Mindanao University in the Philippines Presents Honorary Doctorate

On February 27, 2020, Central Mindanao University in the Republic of the Philippines presented Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration in recognition of his contributions to advance global peace through education.

Feb 26 2020

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English Edition of Chowdhury-Ikeda Dialogue Published

The English edition of Creating the Culture of Peace: A Clarion Call for Individual and Collective Transformation, a dialogue between former UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul K. Chowdhury and Daisaku Ikeda, was recently released.

Jan 26 2020

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Annual Peace Proposal Applauds Youth Climate Action and Promotes Nuclear Weapons Treaty

On January 26, 2020, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist network, released the 38th peace proposal titled “Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity.”

Jan 09 2020

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Vietnamese Edition of Garrison-Hickman-Ikeda Dialogue Published

National Political Publishing House recently released a Vietnamese edition of Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, a dialogue between Daisaku Ikeda and Drs. Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman, both renowned scholars of the twentieth-century American philosopher and educator John Dewey.

Nov 22 2019

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India’s Xavier University Confers Honorary Doctorate

On November 22, 2019, Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), located in Odisha State, India, conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Sustainable Management upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

Nov 21 2019

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India’s Jaipur National University Presents Honorary Doctorate

On November 21, 2019, Jaipur National University (JNU) in India conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, upon Soka University founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, honoring his contributions as a peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, writer and educator.

Nov 07 2019

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China’s Changchun Normal University Presents Honorary Professorship

On November 7, 2019, Changchun Normal University (CNU) in Jilin Province, China, presented an honorary professorship to Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his promotion of China-Japan friendship and his consistent efforts to advance world peace.

Oct 31 2019

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National University of Uzbekistan Confers Honorary Doctorate

On October 31, 2019, the National University of Uzbekistan (NUUz) conferred an honorary doctorate upon Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his longstanding contributions to peace and the development of youth.

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.