Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan - Forbes

Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan – Forbes

In an in-depth interview with Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan Telecom, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider with over nearly 6 million active subscribers, we discussed the founding of the company, its evolution over the last decade, critical challenges to operating in an incredibly tough environment, plans for growth beyond its borders, and much more. Karim Khoja,…

Rahim Kanani: Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development

As part of an on-going series on social innovation, I recently interviewed Aleem Walji, Practice Manager for Innovation at the World Bank Institute. We discussed the intersection between innovation and development, the future of social enterprise, current initiatives and efforts underway in the Innovation Practice, challenges and opportunities moving forward within these sectors, and much…

Profile Rahim Kanani: All the world’s a stage for dialogue | Western Alumni Gazette

Finding face time with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. One-on-one interview with Barrack Obama’s top advisors. Q & A with the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. How does Rahim Kanani, BA’06 (Philosophy), MSc (Global Politics, London School of Economics & Political Science) land such high profile interview subjects on his less than year-old…

Rahim Kanani: Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development

As part of an on-going series on social innovation, I recently interviewed Aleem Walji, Practice Manager for Innovation at the World Bank Institute. We discussed the intersection between innovation and development, the future of social enterprise, current initiatives and efforts underway in the Innovation Practice, challenges and opportunities moving forward within these sectors, and much…

Rahim Kanani » Jeff Skoll, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the 2011 Skoll World Forum

Recently, I attended the 8th Annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, an annual convening held in Oxford, UK, which brought together more than 800 distinguished delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors to tackle the world’s most pressing social issues. A program of the Skoll Foundation and co-produced with the Skoll Centre…

RahimKanani.com » An In-depth Interview with Drew Faust, President of Harvard University

In a recent in-depth interview with Drew Faust, President of Harvard University, we discussed recent developments in teaching and learning, financial aid and accessibility, growing university-wide collaboration, leadership in higher-education, the advancement of women and gender equality, the role of religion in curriculum, bridging research to practice, and the future of the institution. Rahim Kanani:…

RahimKanani.com: An Interview with Tony Blair on Interfaith Dialogue, Education, and Globalization

In a recent interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, we discussed his attendance at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative held earlier this year, the work of his Faith Foundation, and the importance of understanding religion in a rapidly globalizing world. Rahim Kanani: What brought you to the Clinton Global Initiative earlier this year…

Rahim Kanani’s Q&A with Her Majesty Queen Rania on the Education of Women and Girls

Rahim Kanani: What is the single biggest challenge facing women and girls in the middle east regarding educational access, and what do you think the most promising solution is? Her Majesty Queen Rania: I think generally the Middle East and African Region is one of the biggest spenders on education. In 12 countries in the…

RahimKanani.com » Faith, Pluralism, Globalization and Higher-Education in the 21st Century: An Interview with John Sexton, President of New York University

I interviewed Dr. John Sexton, President of New York University, the largest private university in the United States, on the intersection of faith, pluralism, globalization, and higher-education in the 21st century Rahim Kanani: When you look at the tension and controversy surrounding the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”, what strikes you as the root of this…

Broadening religious curricula will help | Rahim Kanani at Khaleej Times

-Excerpt- With 70 per cent of the world’s population – or 4.8 billion people – identifying with a particular faith, education about the “other” must not be a choice, but rather a requirement in the pursuit of both safeguarding American ideals and building bridges of international tolerance. Such instruction is part and parcel of building…

RahimKanani.com » The Crisis of Religious Understanding: Redefining the ‘Educated Person’

How can the United States guarantee multi-religious understanding, pluralistic tolerance, and strong social cohesion amongst its citizenry of different faiths for generations to come? The answer is simple, radical, urgent and necessary: incorporate the teaching of world religions into the curricula of secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. Such instruction should be mandatory, and alongside mathematics,…

Rahim Kanani: Islam and Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Religious and Cultural Approach to Saving Lives

“When Afghan people are given instruction based on their religious values, they will listen and accept,” explained Maulawi Amanudin, an official in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs. Using religious values is essential when trying to change behavior in a devout society like Afghanistan. “The Afghan people believe in resolving issues from a religious perspective,” said…

Rahim Kanani: The ICC Review Conference, the Crime of Aggression, and International Criminal Justice

Starting Monday, May 31st, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held its first-ever Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda, affording the opportunity for States Parties to amend the Rome Statute since its creation in 1998. Up to 2,000 participants from around the world–key actors in international relations, high-ranking government officials, court leaders, non-state actors, United Nations representatives,…

Rahim Kanani: The 2010 Global Philanthropy Forum: Harnessing Technology for Change

Just a few weeks ago, the 2010 Global Philanthropy Forum convened in San Francisco. The three-day forum highlighted a number of key international challenges and opportunities facing investors and grant makers, NGOs and civil society, and multi-sector partnerships both public and private, as the industry of giving and receiving enters the second decade of the…

Rahim Kanani: Unreasonable Ambition: The Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting in Miami

Under the leadership, mission and vision of former U.S. President William J. Clinton, an admired global symbol of lifelong public service, this past weekend marked yet another milestone in inching the world towards a more peaceful and prosperous future for generations to come. Modeled after the wildly successful Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held in New…

Rahim Kanani: The ICC and Afghanistan: A Moment of Opportunity for Justice

In today’s International Herald Tribune, Candace Rondeaux and Nick Grono of the International Crisis Group argued that the International Criminal Court (ICC) should formalize their investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban’s military chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been arrested in Pakistan. I believe formalizing such an…

Article by Rahim Kanani on international women’s day

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward – Today, when we think of Afghanistan, a cauldron of chaos comes to mind: massive international counterinsurgency and counternarcotics operations, countless NGOs struggling to maintain neutrality and operational integrity amidst the militarization of aid and development, and the sheer deprivation of dignity suffered by the overly-occupied Afghan people,…