Ikeda Center

The Ikeda Center is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about us

Event discussion

Our signature event is the annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. Read more

Fitzduff speaking at 2014 Ikeda Forum

The 2014 Ikeda Forum focused on the topic, "Dignity of Life." Read more

Woman listening

You can read feature articles on all Ikeda Center events at our Themes page. Read more

Emi Inaba performed with Eriel Huang at our 20th Anniversary celebration in 2013. Read more


You can view image galleries in our Photos & Videos section. View galleries

A steadfast commitment to dialogue is first among our core convictions. Read more

Featured Video

Here is our new video (Aug. '14) introducing the mission, vision, and activities of the Ikeda Center. Many of the speakers in this clip are featured in the Thinkers & Themes section of our website. Please share with your friends!



“Be the heart of a network of global citizens
Be a bridge for dialogue between civilizations
Be a beacon lighting the way to a century of life”

~ Daisaku Ikeda


The Ikeda Center is an institute for peace, learning, and dialogue located in Cambridge, Mass. Since 1993, we have been engaging diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity.
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What's New?

We'll continue our exploration of dignity's transformative power with a free public talk on Saturday, January 31, featuring Dr. Donna Hicks of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Click to learn more.


Our annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., provides an opportunity to learn about what he called his "pilgrimage to nonviolence." After encountering Gandhi's practice of nonviolent resistance to evil, King "came to feel that this was the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom." Click to read more.

Donna Hicks

Part 2 of our interview with Donna Hicks, called "The Practice of Dignity," is now posted to our site. Dr. Hicks is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She will speak on the topic of dignity at the Ikeda Center on January 31.

We are pleased to announce that from December 1, 2014, to March 1, 2015, we will again be accepting applications for our Education Fellows program. To learn more about the program and application instructions, please click above.

Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman recently spoke at Teachers College, Columbia University, introducing themes from Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, their newly-published dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda. Click to read a story about the event.