“Adrienne Clarkson asked me to create the medal for the Prize for Global Citizenship.
I had the idea of bringing together the world of creation with that of the great mythological winged deities.
Sedna is the Inuit goddess from whom all creatures of the sea spring. Atalanta, Nike, Lilith and the winged bearers of souls in Norse lore, the Valkyrie, each exist in an imperfect world.
But through their strength, intelligence, independence, and compassion, they have created an iconography of champions and dissenters. Each in their own way is unyielding and stands apart as they chart a new course against buffeting waves.
In the narrative of this medal, Sedna the creator emerges from the waves to pass a vulnerable world to the outstretched arms of our winged guardian
Profile of His Highness the Aga Khan-21 September 2016 - As part of the ceremony of the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship presented to His Highness, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson prepared this video profile of His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan receives Prize for Global Citizenship | Dhaka Tribune-Accepting the prize in Toronto, the Aga Khan focused his remarks on the values of global citizenship and the spirit of pluralism on which it rests. He noted that embracing such values “should not mean compromising. The 6 Degrees Citizen Space conference is the
Aga Khan: When distant forces feel like dire threats | Globe & Mail-As we discuss the concept of global citizenship – and the spirit of pluralism on which it rests – it is only realistic to acknowledge an increasing frustration concerning the pluralism story. We talk sincerely about the values of diversity, about living with complexity.
Aga Khan wins global award for his peace efforts | Daily Nation-The annual award recognises individuals who through thought and dialogue encourage approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect. “We are pleased to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan
The Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship | Aga Khan Museum-The Aga Khan Museum is proud to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan is the inaugural recipient of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. This Canadian award will be given annually to an individual who has, through thought and dialogue, encouraged approaches
Canadian honour for Aga Khan | Midday News Mumbai-Even as the northern hemisphere’s Islamophobia is scaling new heights following the recent New York bombings, its neighbour Canada has awarded the current and 49th head of the Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan, with the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship that recognises