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


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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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Betty Reardon

We just posted our second set of videos featuring peace scholar Betty Reardon. In this set, Dr. Reardon looks at peace building in varied contexts. Dr. Reardon is one of the civil society originators of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security .

Naturally, we hope our Ikeda Center website is completely intuitive for visitors. Of course that isn't always the case, so we have created a new guide to what you can find and engage with here. Please click to learn more.

We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the horrible murders that occurred earlier this week at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As President Obama and others have noted, Emanuel has been an important focal point in the African American struggle for freedom, equality, and liberty in our country. We will do our best to honor the legacy of Emanuel AME and Wednesday’s victims by maintaining our work in pursuit of peace, learning, and dialogue — work in which our shared humanity is both our beginning and our end. [Posted 6-19]

Betty Reardon

Betty Reardon is founder of the International Institute on Peace Education and one of the civil society originators of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. Earlier this year, she sat down with the Ikeda Center to discuss her pioneering work in the fields of peace education and human rights. We will post video clips from this conversation in two sets. In the first set, Dr. Reardon explains the origins and significance of UN 1325, which addresses the harsh, disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women. Click above to view.

Ben Ferencz

The only surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials, Benjamin Ferencz has devoted his life to the creation of a peaceful world in which the rule of law triumphs over the rule of power. During an April 30 visit to the Ikeda Center, Mr. Ferencz engaged in dialogue with staff and shared wisdom from his long experience urging us on toward a more humane world. Click here to read key excerpts from his remarks.