On January 25, the DePaul Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted its annual Ikeda Lecture. More than 1,200 people from around the world joined to hear renowned peace educator Monisha Bajaj speak on this year’s theme of Peace, Creative Coexistence, and Human Rights Education. In his opening remarks, Institute director, Jason Goulah, indicated that this year’s lecture commemorates Ikeda’s four decades of annual peace proposals. These proposals “examine the causes, conditions, and concrete modes of confronting the most urgent and persistent challenges facing humanity and the planet,” Goulah shared, “and, taken together, they form a sweeping curriculum of global citizenship, value creation, and human education.”