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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.

Sep 15 2019

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National University of Jujuy Confers Honorary Professorship

On September 15, 2019, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda received an honorary professorship from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the National University of Jujuy, Argentina, 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.