Thinkers

This section features a variety of "first person" resources. You can engage here with interviews, lectures, and essays from many of the influential thinkers who have helped to define the Center's intellectual and spiritual character over the years. Taken together, the ideas here offer an informal blueprint for a peaceful and creative twenty-first century. We expand this list regularly, so please keep checking back. You can search by name or resource type. 

View an alphabetical list of all thinkers here

INTERVIEWS

Dialogue sometimes takes interview form. The search for new and shared understanding animates the interviews collected here.
View All 28 Interviews

ESSAYS & ARTICLES

Occasionally we ask scholarly friends to contribute original essays on themes central to our work. This section also includes messages from Center founder Daisaku Ikeda.
10 total

LECTURES & TALKS

This section collects prepared talks delivered at Ikeda Center events, including the Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue.
20 total

POEMS

When truth needs to be evoked rather than explained, the poetic form is essential. Some of these poems have been featured at our events.
13 total

PODCASTS

Listen to audio excerpts from our events, audio interviews from our archives, and new audio clips from leading figures in our network.
2 sets

PROFILES

Listen to audio excerpts from our events, audio interviews from our archives, and new audio clips from leading figures in our network.
3 sets

REFLECTIONS

Scholars from our network offer brief thoughts on key issues in peace, education, and dialogue.
2 sets

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