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Ikeda Forum
Video Interview
20th Anniversary

December 2012

The Ikeda Center e-newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with our activities in support of peace, learning, and dialogue.  

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Awakening Our Connections  

2012 Ikeda Forum explores the various dimensions of interdependence  


  Ceasar McDowell and Ved Nanda


The truth of interdependence is an insight with Buddhist roots, but is also the defining reality of our rapidly globalizing world, said Ved Nanda (above right) at the 9th Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. Called "Awakening Our Connections: A Dialogue on Interdependence," the forum was held October 13th at the Ikeda Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  


Dr. Nanda, who is Professor of International Law at the University of Denver, was joined by Ceasar McDowell (above left), Professor of the Practice of Community Development at M.I.T; Tanya Henderson, Public Policy Director for Women's Action for New Directions; and Stephen Gould, Assistant Professor and Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Lesley University. 


Marinoff Video Interview, Part 2        

Lou Marinoff on interdependence, willpower, and the importance of encouragement      


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We're pleased to present part two of our video interview on the power of philosophy with Lou Marinoff , Professor and Chair of Philosophy at The City College of New York, and founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Dr. Marinoff picks up where he left off in part one, expounding on the immediacy and practicality of timeless philosophical wisdom, East and West. Dr. Marinoff's dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda, The Inner Philosopher: Conversations on Philosophy's Transformative Power was published by our Dialogue Path Press in September. View the three new clips!

Our Twentieth Anniversary         

2013 marks twenty years of peace, learning, and dialogue at the Ikeda Center!


Ikeda Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

During 2013, we will celebrate the milestone of twenty years as an institute devoted to dialogue as "the surest path to peace," a conviction demonstrated by our founder Daisaku Ikeda over his many decades as a proponent of Buddhist humanism. On founding the Center in 1993 (then called the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century), Mr. Ikeda bequeathed us these mottos: "Be the heart of a network of global citizens. Be a bridge for dialogue among civilizations. Be a beacon lighting the way to a century of life."

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