The Ikeda Center is located in Cambridge, Mass., steps from Harvard Yard. Learn more about us

Ikeda Forum Panel

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

Donna Hicks

Author Donna Hicks spoke on the topic of dignity in early 2015. Read more

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

Sarah Wider

Sarah Wider spoke about the publication of The Art of True Relations. Learn about our books


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

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

Gail Thomas

We just posted our in-depth article on this year's Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, "The Practice of Dignity: What It Looks Like Today," held on October 24. During the engaging four-hour discussion, Meenakshi Chhabra looked at dialogue and dignity, Gail Thomas offered a personal call to action, and Peter Stearns looked at dignity in relation to US foreign policy.

Chhabra at Ikeda Forum

Click to view our photo gallery of the 2015 Ikeda Forum, called "The Practice of Dignity: What It Means Today." It was a tremendous afternoon of dialogue and exploration.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in or watched online our 2015 Ikeda Forum on "The Practice of Dignity." It was a great afternoon. Please check back soon for a photo gallery and feature story on the event!

We've added podcasts and Instagram to our media offerings! Our first podcast features an interview with the late Vincent Harding. Click through for links to these new features.

Ved Nanda

Ved Nanda recently spoke at the Ikeda Center about themes from "Our World To Make: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Rise of Global Civil Society," which he co-authored with Daisaku Ikeda. During his remarks he said, “Please know that it’s not simply governments that at the present time are going to bring about change." Rather, “we as individuals, we as part of civil society,” have the ability and responsibility to work for and bring about positive change. Click to read more!