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Nanda Book Event
Stearns Interview 
Upcoming Ikeda Forum
New Media 
October 2015 E-Newsletter
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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Ved Nanda Book Launch Event
Public talk with author Ved Nanda celebrates the publication
of Our World To Make

Ved Nanda is co-author, with Daisaku Ikeda, of our newest publication, Our World To Make: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Rise of Global Civil Society. On Saturday, September 26, Dr. Nanda traveled to Cambridge from his home in Denver to discuss key themes from the book. His remarks celebrated friendship among individuals as well as the friendship toward humanity demonstrated by the individuals and NGOs who work internationally to promote human rights, universal education, and the rule of law.

Dr. Nanda is a professor of international law at the University of Denver. Among many notable positions he holds or has held in global civil society, he is past president of the World Jurist Association and now its honorary president, and is currently a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights.

Read an article about the event!

View a photo gallery

Learn more about Our World To Make
An Explicit Commitment To Peace
New interview with Peter Stearns explore themes from his book Peace In World History

Peter Stearns is University Professor and Provost Emeritus at George Mason University. His areas of research and teaching include world history, social history, globalization, and the history of emotions. This interview covers themes related to his 2014 title, Peace in World History. "We should be spending as much time talking about the causes of peace as the the causes of war," Stearns tells us, "rather than assuming that peace is somehow a minor interlude between conflicts."

Please join Provost Stearns for a look at the past, present, and future of peace!

Save the Date!
Join us on October 24th for the 12th annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, "The Practice of Dignity"


On Saturday, October 24, we will host the 12th annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, this year called "The Practice of Dignity: What It Means Today." Speakers include (l-r) Gail Thomas, Meenakshi Chhabra, and Peter Stearns. Dr. Thomas is Professor of Sociology at Soka University America, Dr. Chhabra is Associate Professor, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lesley University, and Dr. Stearns is University Professor and Provost Emeritus at George Mason University, with areas of expertise that include world and social history.

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Media Resources Update
Ikeda Center adds podcast and Instagram

Go here to listen to our first podcast! It is an inspirational interview from our archives featuring Vincent Harding, the late historian of social transformation. (Please note that for the short term our podcasts are only available on iTunes.)

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Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue 
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Phone 617-491-1090 | www.ikedacenter.org