Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda

17 December 2015 Mr President, Prime Minister, Guests, This is an important day for me because it represents an opportunity to contribute to Uganda’s development, to my community’s integration within the institutions of Uganda and in East Africa more widely. Higher education and science are two of the most important factors in development. And Africa requires to have institutions that will assist in the development … Continue reading Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala | AKDN

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala | AKDN

Kampala, Uganda, 17 December 2015. Right Honorable Prime Minister, Honorable Ministers, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests I’d like to begin my comments this morning by expressing my very great gratitude for the warmth with which I have been received here in Uganda, the support that the President and the Government have been offering to this new project of creating an Aga Khan University … Continue reading Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala | AKDN

The Aga Khan's Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

The Aga Khan’s Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

November 12, 2015 – Nanowisdoms.org: Today, in Cambridge, USA, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the prestigious Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture which was followed with a conversation with Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Member of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, and Director, Pluralism Project at Harvard University. In this seminal speech — undoubtedly one of the … Continue reading The Aga Khan’s Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) | NanoWisdoms

Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University conducted the interview with His Highness the Aga Khan following the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, 12 November 2015. (Photo: AKDN)

Intervew Transript: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Interview with Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University | AKDN

ECK: You ended with what is a remarkable theological foundation of pluralism. You began with the political situation of the world, and the multicultural situation of the Ismailis. So from all standards you have a basis for underlining pluralism as one of the most important issues in our world. But I think the theological understanding is one that may be new to many people who … Continue reading Intervew Transript: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Interview with Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University | AKDN

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Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam: Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture 2015 at Harvard University | The Ismaili

“The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Mark Elliott, Vice ProvostMichele Lamont, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International AffairsAli Asani, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative ReligionMembers of the Harvard Community Distinguished Guests Thank you for your warm welcome. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to return to Harvard and this wonderful … Continue reading Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam: Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture 2015 at Harvard University | The Ismaili

YouTube - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan speaks at ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference

Video: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan speaks at ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference

Published on Oct 23, 2015. The Aga Khan delivers the keynote address at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 22 October 2015 in London. Source: AKDN YouTube Channel | Aga Khan speaks at ICOMOS 50th anniversary conference Continue reading Video: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan speaks at ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives His Highness the Aga Khan for the 50th anniversary conference. (Photo AKDN / Anya Campbell)

Speech: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Keynote Address at the ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference

London, United Kingdom, 22/10/2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the keynote address at a major conference of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on Thursday, 22 October 2015 in the United Kingdom. ICOMOS has a special role as official adviser to UNESCO on cultural World Heritage Sites. Though the Historic Cities Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the AKDN is experienced … Continue reading Speech: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Keynote Address at the ICOMOS 50th Anniversary Conference

Video: Challenges facing democracy linked to quality of life, says Mawlana Hazar Imam | The Ismaili

Video: Challenges facing democracy linked to quality of life, says Mawlana Hazar Imam | The Ismaili

THEISMAILI.ORG – Athens, 15 September 2015 — Democracy faces dire challenges in the world today, says Mawlana Hazar Imam. Its survival depends on how well it can deliver on a promise of human progress. “I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam in a keynote speech delivered at the … Continue reading Video: Challenges facing democracy linked to quality of life, says Mawlana Hazar Imam | The Ismaili

Four Elements for the Democracy: His Highness the Aga Khan's Speech at Athens Democracy Forum | NanoWisdoms

Four Elements for the Democracy: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Athens Democracy Forum | NanoWisdoms

September 15, 2015 – Mohib Ebrahim, Editor and Publisher, NanoWisdoms.org: Today, at the Athens Democracy Forum, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered, what we believe, was his first speech in Greece. Though only 20 minutes, his speech was without doubt his most important on the subject of democracy to date: candid, weighty and provocative. In it, the Aga Khan suggested four elements which he believes … Continue reading Four Elements for the Democracy: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Athens Democracy Forum | NanoWisdoms

Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture 2015: Introductory Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan

“…..there is a profound need to focus on the values and hopes that unite all human beings.” His Highness the Aga Khan “In a…democratic society, tolerance must be the norm…but tolerance has its limitations…Tolerance stops where harm begins.” The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin On May 28, 2015, the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin delivered the Centre’s fourth annual lecture in Toronto, reflecting on the … Continue reading Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture 2015: Introductory Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan

The Aga Khan addresses attendees at the opening ceremony for the Aga Khan Park (image via Torontoist)

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto

The Aga Khan Park in Toronto will be an added prime example of the inspired, intelligent development of significant open spaces. The Park and its Gardens can serve as a symbol of “connection” in other ways as well. Among them are rich connections across time linking us to the past. Finally, let me mention one other point of profound connection that we should ponder, and that … Continue reading Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto