Some people crumble at the weight of daunting tragedy. But 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ikuo Hirayama is not just “some people”. A survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, Hirayama has used his literal and figurative scars to promote peace through his artwork and to spearhead movements to preserve culture and heritage across Asia. That’s because Hirayama has something that “some people” do not possess: Greatness of Spirit. (Read his full lecture below.)