Faizaan Somani received eleven awards at QSI International School of Bishkek during academic year 2011-12

“Faizaan is a great student and a great asset to our scientific explorations. He has done excellent in Cultural Studies and has strong math skills and is a strong reader”, commented his class teacher, Mr. Rusty Folsom. Faizaan joined QSI International School of Bishkek in 2010 and has successfully completed 7 year old program (grade…

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s feature: Immigration lessons for the U.S. from around the world – citing Canada’s Muslim Mayor Naheed Nenshi

-Excerpt- When Nahed Nenshi became the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city in 2010, he shattered Calgary’s “redneck” stereotype. “When I was running for office, it was only people who were not from here who said ‘Whoa, is Calgary ready for a mayor like that?’” he says. “The people in Calgary just said,…

Ally Amin Hirji: recent graduate from Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ally Amin Hirji is a recent graduate from Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ally pursued the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and achieved outstanding results. He was the only one who took up a high demanding course combination of higher level Physics, Chemistry and Biology in his school’s IB program. He also…

Arif Z. Lalani Appointed to The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Board of Directors

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arif Z. Lalani to its operating board of directors. The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arif Z. Lalani to its operating board of directors. Mr. Lalani is Director-General for Strategic Policy at the…

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada, Distinguished Keynote Speaker at Salon International de la Femme 2012, is to Be Honoured With Special Tribute Award

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will be a distinguished speaker at The Women’s International Trade Fair (SIFEM) on Monday June 18, 2012, to discuss “The place of women in legal decisions and their contribution to the establishment of human rights.” The trade fair aims to encourage women’s initiatives at the local,…

Nabeel Gillani Receives Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award

May 23 – Nabeel Gillani was recently awarded the Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award for his honors thesis, Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power Systems. Pascal Van Hentenryck was Nabeel’s advisor and Carleton Coffrin’s research was the starting point of the thesis. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduate students across the…

Gojal Ismaili Students Association Karachi gets new cabinet, glowing tributes paid to outgoing leaders

Karachi: The Gojal Ismaili Students Association Karachi (GISAK) organized an interactive session yesterday where professionals and experts from different walks of life shared their experiences with students at the auditorium of Aga Khan University’s Rufaida Nursing School. The interactive session was followed by oath taking of the new cabinet. Participants of the session presented a…