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Alexander Harang

Senior Peace Researcher

Alexander Harang serves as Senior Peace Researcher at the Ikeda Center where he plays an important role in forging connections within the peace studies community, supporting collaborations, and advancing the Center’s programs and publications. In this capacity, he works closely with the program staff and executive director, as well as with partner organizations and individuals who contribute to Center activities. Harang is an established peace researcher with more than two decades of leadership experience in the international peace movement. Beyond his role at the Ikeda Center, Harang holds the position of Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Soka University of America (SUA), where he specializes in exploring the contributions of Daisaku Ikeda to global peacebuilding endeavors. In addition, he advises the Nuclear Abolition Project at the Soka Institute for Global Solutions, and organizes SUA’s annual Nobel Seminar.

Alexander especially appreciates this passage from Daisaku Ikeda’s book One by One: The World is Yours to Change:

The real struggle of the 21st century will not be between civilizations, nor between religions. It will be between violence and nonviolence. It will be between barbarity and civilization in the truest sense of the word.