VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

Today, 10 March, 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the 88th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island. In this remarkable and broad speech, the Aga Khan delivered his most detailed observations about technology to date. In particular, the impacts it is having, and can have, on individuals, on…

54 years of recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan by Western educational enstitutions

54 years of recognition of His Highness the Aga Khan by Western educational institutions

Eighteen years ago, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered Brown University’s (Providence, USA) 1996 Commencement Ceremony, becoming the first Muslim to deliver the address in the university’s then 232 year history. Next week, on 10 March 2014, as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebrations, the Aga Khan will return to Brown to deliver the 88th…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1996 Brown University Commencement Address

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1996 Brown University Commencement Address

Photo: Simerg.com Next week, on 10 March 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver the 88th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island. However, this is not the first time he has spoken at Brown University. Eighteen years ago, the Aga Khan delivered Brown University’s 1996 Commencement Ceremony address,…

NEW INTERVIEW: His Highness the Aga Khan's 5th Globe and Mail Interview (Canada)

NEW INTERVIEW: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 5th Globe and Mail Interview (Canada)

In this excerpt of his 5th Globe and Mail interview, His Highness the Aga Khan’s discusses the Middle East extensively, covering Syria, Afghanistan and Iran, offering his insights on the state of affairs there and issues that need careful consideration. Click to read the interview at NanoWisdoms: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 5th Globe and…

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, by The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, by The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for…

TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's 2nd, Peter Mansbridge, One-on-One, Interview

TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2nd, Peter Mansbridge, One-on-One, Interview

In this, his second interview with Peter Mansbridge for One-on-One, His Highness the Aga Khan discusses a variety of subjects including the Ismaili community in Canada, his speech to the Canadian Parliament, his concerns about the future of Afghanistan and the situation in Iraq, and much more. Click to read the full interview transcript, or…

Civil society helps turn 'countries of crisis into countries of opportunity' - By the Aga Khan| Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper

Civil society helps turn ‘countries of crisis into countries of opportunity’ – By the Aga Khan| Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper

In his parliamentary address, the Aga Khan speaks on the diversity of Islamic cultures and the need to pay more attention to civil society. The Aga Khan Published: Thursday, 02/27/2014 7:09 pm EST The following is an excerpt from the Aga Khan’s speech to a joint session of Parliament on Feb. 27 in the House…

Speech by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper on the Occasion of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address to the Parliament of Canada at the House of Commons

Speech by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper on the Occasion of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address to the Parliament of Canada at the House of Commons

Merci Monsieur le Président du Sénat, Merci Monsieur le Président de la Chambre des communes, Mesdames et messieurs les parlementaires, Distingués invités, Mesdames et messieurs. It is my honour to welcome to Canada’s Parliament, His Highness the Aga Khan. I’m also pleased to recognise his family members and Ismaili leaders who have come from across…

Speech of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of the Parliament of Canada in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

Speech of His Highness the Aga Khan to both Houses of the Parliament of Canada in the House of Commons Chamber, Ottawa

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Mr Prime Minister, Speaker Kinsella, Speaker Scheer, Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Prime Minister’s generous introduction has been very kind. I am grateful for this invitation, for our association, and for so…

VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's address to the Parliament of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s address to the Parliament of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

Today, 27 February, 2014, by invitation of the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, His Highness the Aga Khan spoke in the Chamber of the House of Commons, addressing both the Members of the Senate and the House of Commons. The Aga Khan is one of a handful of individuals who are…

The Globe and Mail: 8 articles ahead of The Aga Khan's visit to Canada

The Globe and Mail: 8 articles ahead of The Aga Khan’s visit to Canada

The Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, covers a story about His Highness the Aga Khan ahead of his address to the Canadian Parliament. Within this featured story, in the national section of the online version of the newspaper, The Globe and Mail, draws further attention to 7 other important news stories covered since 2010.…

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam

Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Seif Rashid, His Excellency Marcel Escure, Ambassador of France in Tanzania, Ladies and Gentlemen: Please allow me first and foremost to welcome you all on this lovely day to the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. We are truly grateful for your presence in what is a…

Remarks by the Aga Khans III & IV on Various Religious and Intellectual Issues in Islam

Remarks by the Aga Khans III & IV on Various Religious and Intellectual Issues in Islam

NanoWisdoms is pleased to launch its Essential Reading Series. The series will publish aggregate collections of our Extended Quotes related to broad themes. Each Essential Reading is published in an attractive PDF format for posting on jamatkhana notice boards or as teaching aids, seminar handouts, discussion topics, general references, etc.. Our first issue, “Remarks by…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi

His Excellency, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, the Governor of Sindh; His Excellency, Qaim Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh; Acting Chairman, Dr Robert Buchanan and Members of the Board of Trustees; President Firoz Rasul; Provost, Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of the National and Provincial…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi

His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address at the 2013 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony (Karachi, Pakistan)

Today, 19 December, 2013, His Highness the Aga Khan presided over, and addressed, the Aga Khan University’s 2013 Convocation. In this seminal, 25 minute speech, the Aga Khan positioned the Aga Khan University within Islam’s rich intellectual history and tradition of centres of learning while emphasising the paramount importance of new knowledge. The Aga Khan…

NanoWisdoms presents 42 years of Aga Khan University speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan

NanoWisdoms presents 42 years of Aga Khan University speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan

Later this week, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the Aga Khan University’s 2013 convocation ceremony. 2013 is a special year for AKU, one that celebrates many milestones: the 30th anniversary of the granting of the University’s charter, the 30th graduating class of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the 25th graduating class…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan's 2006 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony Address (Karachi, Pakistan)

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2006 Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony Address (Karachi, Pakistan)

via NanoWisdoms.org In this seminal speech — made when he presided over the Aga Khan University’s convocation in 2006, the Aga Khan brings the future into clear perspective with his practical and pragmatic world-view, stressing that “we are moving into a new epoch of history [which many] observers describe … as the ‘Knowledge Society’.” This,…

His Highness the Aga Khan awarded the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal

His Highness the Aga Khan’s Acceptance Address for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal (Ottawa, Canada)

Yesterday, 27 November, 2013, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded he Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, their highest award. In his acceptance address, the Aga Khan reflected on the uniqueness of architecture’s “transformational potential” in our lives, noting that “the quality of our lives is fundamentally shaped by the spaces in which…