Constellations: Aga Khan Museum - Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

Constellations | Aga Khan Museum – Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

[@8:28] I shall finish by saying a few words specifically about our museum in Toronto. As you will have gathered, I am firmly convinced that better knowledge of the Muslim world can overcome distrust and therefore that city has been a strategic choice. While some North American museums have significant collections of Muslim art, there…

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

Tanzania's Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal with Prince Karim Aga Khan. On the right is the MP for Tabora North, Mr Shaffin Sumar. Behind His Highness is the Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo. Photo by VPO

Tanzania’s Vice President shares a light moment with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

THE Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, shares a light moment with the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community and Founder of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Prince Karim Aga Khan, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Aga Khan was on a four-day visit to Tanzania, the itinerary for which included…

His Highness the Aga Khan playing soccer at Harvard (Image - Life Magazine)

Retrospective: Aga Khan and Soccer

Aga Khan: My legs were particularly strong and in Europe I had naturally been thoroughly trained in soccer’s techniques. I made the freshman team, and we went through the season undefeated. I played outside left and scored occasionally. – His Highness the Aga Khan, 1964 Sports Illustrated Interview with Paul Evan Ress “I was born right-handed,…

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Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau sends Kushiali Mubarak Greetings to His Highness and the entire Ismaili-Canadian Community

OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day: “Today, on Imamat Day, Ismailis in Canada and around the world come together to celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat. “For Ismailis,…

NEW EXCLUSIVE SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesi?res, Switzerland)

NEW EXCLUSIVE SPEECH TRANSCRIPT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

Two weeks ago, on June 21, 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a thought provoking and inspiring speech at Aiglon College’s graduation ceremony. Arguably one of the Aga Khan’s most important speeches in recent years, he elaborates on his impression that “today the strongest human force [influencing human life], sadly, is fear,” highlighting in…

New Interview (Google Translation): le Parisien Interview, Gilles Maarek & Gaetane Morin, ‘Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope’ (Chantilly, France)

Earlier in June this year, His Highness the Aga Khan granted an interview to le Parisien in which he discussed concerns he has over various political issues currently making headlines. He also talked about Ismailis and AKDN’s activities. Click here to read the full transcript at NanoWisdoms.org. We regret that only a Google translation is…

His Highness the Aga Khan with architect Bruno Freschi (left) and former Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Henry Bell-Irwing (centre), at the Vancouver Ismaili Centre site in 1982. AKDN/Christopher Little

In Search of Empathetic Architecture: Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan

Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan that guided the design of the Vancouver Ismaili Centre. By: Bruno Freschi The uniqueness of this encounter was its absolute unexpectedness, my total surprise, and the slowly unfolding client aspirations for this rather auspicious building. I had received a call from someone…

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

The President of the Republic presided at the XIX Award Ceremony of the NORTH-South Prize of the Council of Europe, and presented the prizes to His Highness the Aga Khan and to the physician Suzanne Jabbour, two individualities who distinguished themselves on behalf of the respect for and dignity of the human being, and for…