Farrukh Valliani, president Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

Farrukh Valliani, President Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

DALLAS—Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted dozens of Dallas-area high school students for the 8th annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue held at the Southern Methodist University’s Owens Art Center. [...] Farrukh Valliani, president of the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, addressed the students, highlighting that cultural diversity was crucial in today’s…

Karim Pirani

Karim Pirani awarded Cox-Just Prize at University of Chicago

Karim Pirani, the 2014 Cox-Just Prize recipient. Karim Pirani is a 2014 graduate of the College, where he majored in History and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. He researched and wrote his B.A. thesis, Nascent Activism in a New Asian American Landscape: Gender, Media, and Politics after Vincent Chin with the guidance of his faculty advisor, Matthew…

Arman Rupani appointed to the Board of World Affairs Council off Dallas/Fort Worth

Arman Rupani appointed to the Board of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Name of board:World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Position on board:Director Industry:Commercial Real Estate Duties/responsibilities:Rupani joins a diverse board of corporate executives, community leaders and prominent philanthropists responsible for advising the World Affairs Council and collectively exploring innovative ways to support our growth and advance our goal of connecting North Texas with the world.

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

Ali Asani: Understanding Islam and Muslims Beyond the Headlines

“God is beautiful and loves beauty,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Harvard’s Ali Asani explores various artistic and literary forms to open the sacred, complex, and culturally diverse worlds of Islam. “The arts help to humanize cultures where political discourse based on nationalist ideologies tend to dehumanize,” Asani says. This event took place October 29, 2013…

Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Forthcoming book by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Research Associate, Institute of Ismaili Studies Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate Publication Date: September 2014 Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary…

“Nur” by Conchord

[New] “Nur” by Conchord

Composition & Production: Sarosh Mawani Vocalists: Aly Panjwani, Mehak Noorani, Sarosh Mawani Lyrics: Fez Meghani, Aly Panjwani Mixing and Mastering: Sarosh Mawani Videography: Matt Mozingo, Sarosh Mawani, Troy Bonneau Video Editing: Sarosh Mawani All related: http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/tag/conchord/ Conchord will be performing at the closing ceremonies of this years North American Ismaili Games. #MilestoneMoment @NAIsmailiGames— Sarosh Mawani…

NA Ismaili Games Flyer

Sports Diplomacy: North American Ismaili Games 2014: Jamats strengthening bonds of friendship through competition and seva

This Labor Day weekend, Chicago will play host to hundreds of athletes from across Canada and USA, cheered on by their families and friends as they compete in the very first North American Ismaili Games (NAIG). The much-anticipated tournament is a platform to showcase our communities’ talented men and women, competiting in dance and over a dozen sports. The festivities are…

UNESCO Collection Reissued - Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian: UNESCO Collection Reissued – Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the national museum of the U.S., has recently re-released the albums Symphony of Nature: Music on the Themes of Water, Fire, Air and Earth and Mongolia: Traditional Music as part of the extensive and influential UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. 1. Symphony of Nature – Various Artists…

Stop relying on experts for innovation - Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

Stop relying on experts for innovation – Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

This article is by Saj-Nicole Joni, chief executive of Cambridge International Group. The Right Fight, by Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer, is available in book, ebook and audio formats. Karim Lakhani. In the face of looming challenges like deficits, economic stagnation, environmental collapse, and soaring health care costs, most people believe that the world needs…

Khatoon's Kitchen

Khatoon’s Kitchen

Khatoon Gulamani is 81 years old Ismaili lady originally from Dar es salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Born to Indian parents, she has been married and lives with her husband and family in the United States, for the last 15 years. Before moving to the United States, they lived in Toronto, Canada. They have three sons…