Daisaku Ikeda is the President of the Soka Gakkai International, a worldwide organization based on the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin and widely known for its promotion of peace, culture and education. He has published dialogues with several notable figures, including Arnold Toynbee and René Huyghe.
René Simard, is a well-known authority on cancer research. He was rector of the Université de Montréal from 1993 to 1998.
Guy Bourgeault is a professor at the Université de Montréal, where he directs research on bioethics and education.