Sultan Khetani – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | India’s Sultan Khetani, member of Harvard Medical School team – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Ismailimail highlights the fourth and final of 4 posts today, seeking support from our readers to vote for some inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Imagine how “detecting HIV on a piece of paper” using a hand held device for less than $2 in 30 minutes,…

Souvenirs from the Ismaili Studies Conference

Reporting from Ismaili Studies Conference – University of Chicago

Reports from First Ever Ismaili Study Conference at University of Chicago. We have several Ismailis here from Canada and USA – including a contingent of STEP teachers from USA, several senior ITREB scholars and wa’zin/missionaries from Canada, IIS scholars, scholars from the Bohra Ismaili community, and members of the academic community. There are about 150+…

SF Walkwebsite

Join Aga Khan Foundation, USA & Greater San Francisco Area Volunteers for PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA.

San Francisco Partnership Walk  and Inaugural Partnership Run events are scheduled to take place on October 19, 2014 at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA. This family-friendly event will host food, entertainment, a zumba warm-up to get you started and a professional track for the running course. Registration is open now for all runners in your age bracket for…

San Francisco Raises Over $275K for Aga Khan Foundation Programs

India West | AKF’s 20th Anniversary Partnership Walk in San Francisco Set for Oct. 19

Fremont, Calif. — The Aga Khan Foundation’s 20th anniversary Partnership Walk at Central Park, Lake Elizabeth, here Oct. 19 will mark the 100th walk since the very first Walk in Los Angeles in 1995, attracting over 440,000 participants over almost two decades. Partnership Walks across the nation is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation USA…

Austin

First-ever Austin PartnershipsInAction Run banks good will, $50K & 300 People show support to end Global Poverty

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 15, 2014. On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 300 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Austin Partnership Run at Brushy Creek Sports Park in Cedar Creek. The Austin Partnership Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy…

Arts UChicago: Ismaili Studies Conference Keynote Programme

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago – Logan Center for the Arts: Ismaili Studies Conference – Public Music Engagement – Silk Road Rising

The Keynote Programme concludes a three day re-examination of Islamic studies. Beginning with Meet Mosque Alert, a presentation by Silk Road Rising theatre group’s Jamil Khoury, the evening concludes with a concert of classical and modern Islamicate music by UChicago’s Middle East Music Ensemble. Jamil Khoury will present Meet Mosque Alert which grows out of…

ISC - Islamicate Studies Symposium

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago: Islamicate Studies Symposium

The Islamicate Studies Symposium (ISS) is occasioned by the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Marshall Hodgson’s Venture of Islam, which introduced novel and scrupulous epistemological, intellectual, methodological and historiographic approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim civilisations. Pivotal amongst a very small group of groundbreaking scholars, his work helped to transform the field…

ISC - Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium - Teaching Islam

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago: Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium – Teaching Islam

Over fifty years ago, Marshall Hodgson (1922-1968), Professor of Islamic Studies, Chair of the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and author of the Venture of Islam, taught that if a Martian came to Earth in the 16-17th Century, the visitor to Earth would have observed Muslim Civilizations to be dominant. The Ottomans (1301-1923)…

ISC - Ismaili Studies Conference

Event – October 16-17 | University of Chicago: Ismaili Studies Conference

The scope of Ismaili studies encompasses some 1400 years of Islamicate histories, thought, practices, demographies and cultures. Rather than approach these in atomised fashion based on periodisation or geography, the Conference will put experts across disciplines along with young researchers into conversations focused around cross-cutting conceptual themes. The Ismaili Studies Conference is a two day…

Archnet - HIAA - Fourth Biennial Symposium at AKM

Event – October 16-18 | ARCHNET Focus on Aga Khan Museum: Historians of Islamic Art Association – Fourth Biennial Symposium

In partnership with the Historians of Islamic Art (HIAA), the Aga Khan Museum (AKM) organizes the Fourth Biennial Symposium on the theme of “Forms of Knowledge and Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art.” Over the course of two days, the symposium will present eight thematic sessions with 32 international speakers on Islamic art and architecture. Click…

Archnet - HIAA - Fourth Biennial Symposium

ARCHNET Special Focus| Aga Khan Museum: Historians of Islamic Art Association – Fourth Biennial Symposium

To mark the Historians of Islamic Art (HIAA), Fourth Biennial Symposium, Archnet highlights the history of Islamic Art & Architecture. Accelerate your awareness, Discover, Explore and Learn more – click on the images below for collection details   One of the artifacts from the Aga Khan Museum Collection: Young Man Carried Off by a Giant Bird,…

Khalil Andani's Presentation: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

Khalil Andani’s Presentation in Chicago: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

As part of the Ismaili Studies Conference taking place at the University of Chicago​,​ Khalil Andani will be presenting his paper titled “F​​rom Divine Word to Prophetic Word: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw.” This presentati​​on will discuss how Nasir-i Khusraw, an 11th century Ismaili Muslim da’i, philosopher and poet understood the process in…

Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Fifteen-year-old Suleman Makhani has experienced lots of firsts since he left his home and family 7,543 miles away in Pakistan. Boarding his first international flight in September, Makhani traveled from Karachi to Dubai and then on to Washington, D.C., Denver and Billings, becoming the first person in his family to visit the United States. After…

Aga Khan Foundation USA Chicago PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run September 8, 2013. Total time: 34:46

Body, Mind and Spirit | 13 year old, Imaan Ali’s refreshing perspective on why he runs

Imaan Ali, 13 of Hubble Middle School Wheaton, Illinois, is an unconventional kid. While his friends compete in baseball, basketball, football, soccer and other sports, he has taken a passion for running. And running he does well, clocking 5K runs within half an hour, constantly challenging himself and improving on his time. But running is…

Gülru Necipoğlu

Gülru Necipoğlu, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art: Gülru Necipoğlu Gülru Necipoğlu, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University Persianate Images Between Europe and China: The “Frankish Manner” in the Diez and Topkapı Albums, ca. 1350-1450 Earlier related: Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art at Harvard University,…

2,200+ People raised more than $210,000 at Orlando's PartnershipsInAction Walk

2,200+ People raised more than $210,000 at Orlando’s PartnershipsInAction Walk

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, On September 28, 2014, 2,200 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Orlando Partnership Walk at Lake Eola Park. The Orlando Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The…

Samia Jalal Merchant - Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Samia Jalal Merchant – Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Recognition for Samia Jalal Merchant from Dubai UAE for her Internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Samia completed her summer internship at PWC (Management Consulting – People & Change) with a Certificate of Appreciation and Letter of Recommendation. Samia completed her schooling with an IB Diploma from Dubai and currently studying in second year at Emory University. She…

Birminghan, Alabama: Henna Budhwani: A stable energy source is vital in alleviating issues in impoverished countries: reader opinion | AL.com

Birmingham, Alabama: Henna Budhwani: A stable energy source is vital in alleviating issues in impoverished countries

Dr. Henna Budhwani is an Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and is the Deputy Director of the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health. By Henna Budhwani Imagine that your loved one is in a car accident while engaging in mission work in Malawi. She is…

Prof. Asani leads exploratory seminar on teaching Islam through the arts

Lecture by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard

“The Importance of Fostering Religious Literacy: The case of Muslims in the US” Lecture by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program. Date: October 02 2014 — 4:00 pm Organizer/Venue: Harvard Graduate School of Education – Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, 02138 This lecture is part of a…

Aleem Gillani of SunTrust Banks has been selected by ExecRank as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014

Aleem Gillani of SunTrust Banks has been selected by ExecRank as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014

(San Francisco, CA) (September 19, 2014) ExecRank has Selected Aleem Gillani, Chief Financial Officer at SunTrust Banks (STI) as a Top Chief Financial Officer for 2014. These rankings are based on statistical and algorithmic analysis of executive and company performance and are the result of over 3 years of research and feedback from evaluation committees…

Supporting Orlando PartnershipsInAction Walk at Lake Eola Park

Supporting Orlando PartnershipsInAction Walk at Lake Eola Park

Enthusiasm and support is pouring in. Spread the word among your neighbors and friends. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation USA; not a cent is spent on administration.  Ismailimail team reports from Orlando, Florida. Find out more at http://www.partnershipsinaction.org/orlando https://www.facebook.com/AKFFL   PartnershipsInAction is an…