THEMES: Environmental & Global Ethics

The core values of sustainability and interdependence are distilled most clearly through inquiries into the right relationship of humans with one another and with the natural world.

Ben Ferencz: Law Not War!

In April 2015, Ben Ferencz, the only living Nuremberg trials prosecutor, paid a visit to the Center to share his vision of a world in which nations accept that they "do not have a sovereign right to wage war." Such idealism is the truest realism, he says.
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Our World To Make Author Event

On September 26, 2015, a Ved Nanda spoke at the Ikeda Center about themes Our World To Make: Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Rise of Global Civil Society. Dr. Nanda, who is a professor of law at the University of Denver, co-authored the book with Center founder Daisaku Ikeda.
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Crossing Borders: Seminar with Chhabra and Kew

Meenakshi Chhabra of Lesley University and Darren Kew of UMass Boston were joined by 14 Boston-area university students for a discussion on the complexities of conflict resolution, mediation, and peace building. They emphasized ways to cross the borders separating religions.
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Lecture Looks to the Wisdom of Nature

In 2004, author Janine Benyus lectured at the Center on themes found in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. She focused on adapting nature’s best ideas for use to enhance life on Earth.
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Ethics and the Earth Charter: A Conversation with Steven Rockefeller

From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Rockefeller led the process of drafting the Earth Charter, a document that "reflects the new consensus on shared values that is taking form in the emerging global civil society."
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Re-imaging Self, Other, and the Natural World, Part 1

The first day of a two-day conference celebrating the Center's 10th anniversary (in 2003) featured Steven Rockefeller, Virginia Straus, Tu Weiming, and Sarah Conn exploring the topic of global interconnectedness.
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Re-imaging Self, Other, and the Natural World, Part 2

The second day of a two-day conference celebrating the Center's 10th anniversary (in 2003) focused on relational-cultural theory. Jan Surrey, Christina Robb, and Kris Rondeau discussed this new model of human development and behavior.
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Religious Pluralism and Transformative Education

This round table discussion features remarks from advisors to the Wellesley College Education as Transformation Project: Diana Eck, Vincent Harding, Diana Chapman Walsh, and Parker Palmer.
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Revisiting "The Age of Soft Power"

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Daisaku Ikeda's Sept. 1991 Harvard University address, "The Age of Soft Power," Professors Nur Yalman and Winston Langley engaged in dialogue with twenty Boston-area university students on topics from the talk.
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