Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

An Ismaili civil society collaboration with Prof. Ali Asani brought Salim & Sulaiman to Harvard University to reflect on the brothers life and music careers. Continue reading Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Islamic Heritage Project via Open Collections Program makes Harvard's Intellectual wealth available to the world

Islamic Heritage Project via Open Collections Program makes Harvard’s Intellectual wealth available to the world

For nearly four centuries, Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums have developed extraordinary collections that reflect the scope and the breadth of the University’s world-renowned academic programs. In 2002, Harvard began to open an online window on those resources through the Open Collections Program (OCP). Through the Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts … Continue reading Islamic Heritage Project via Open Collections Program makes Harvard’s Intellectual wealth available to the world

Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

December 8, 2015–It was standing room only at today’s conversation on Islamophobia with Dr. Ali Asani and Chaplain Taymullah Abdur-Rahman. Over 130 students, faculty, and staff from across the campus clustered together in the back of the room and sat in the aisles in order to listen and share ideas in response to the recent incidents of Islamophobia nation-wide. Harvard Muslim Chaplain Taymullah discussed the … Continue reading Harvard School of Public Health: Community Dialogues on Islamophobia, with Prof Ali Asani

Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

DURING HIS Jodidi Lecture at Harvard’s Memorial Church, co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, on November 12, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims (and a member of the College class of 1959), addressed an issue, already rising steadily in prominence, that in recent weeks has been caught in the heated extremes … Continue reading Ali Asani: The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan | Harvard Magazine

Now on Harvard University Multimedia - YouTube & SoundCloud: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan

Now on Harvard University Multimedia – YouTube & SoundCloud: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan

The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture held on November 12, 2015 was delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at Memorial Church, Harvard University. The Lecture was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University. His Highness the Aga Khan “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” The lecture was followed by a … Continue reading Now on Harvard University Multimedia – YouTube & SoundCloud: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan

Audience applauds as His Highness the Aga Khan is welcomed to Harvard by Professor Ali Asani. Photo: The Ismaili/Farhez Rayani

Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

Thematic excerpts from speeches made by His Highness the Aga Khan are highly popular with our readers, and Simerg is pleased to present this feature once again for the recent Jodi lecture that was presented by the 49th Ismaili Imam at Harvard University on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic” and the Timeless … Continue reading Two Essential Messages in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Harvard Lecture | Simerg

L to R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ali Asani - Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, Michèle Lamont Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. (image credit: Martha Stewart via Huffington Post)

Aga Khan at Harvard: Islam and the Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World | Huffington Post

Samreen Hooda & Shamez Babvani – November 18, 2015 “He has a very important voice as an ethical leader. It’s people like him … and others who give us some guidance on how to deal with this question of pluralism and diversity not only in the U.S. but also elsewhere.” – Michèle Lamont, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Today if we were asked: “What … Continue reading Aga Khan at Harvard: Islam and the Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World | Huffington Post

Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech

Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech | Wicked Local Cambridge

This year’s Jodidi lecture sold out in nine minutes, signifying its importance and resonance with the Harvard community. By Natalie Handy – Nov. 18, 2015: Focusing on pluralism and cosmopolitism, the Aga Khan encouraged a society that embraces differences rather than fearing them while giving the distinguished Jodidi Lecture at Harvard last week. “The road to a more cooperative world does not require us to … Continue reading Muslim leader calls for embracing diversity at Harvard speech | Wicked Local Cambridge

HH Aga Khan: “Diversity is not a burden to be endured, but an opportunity” | Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

His Highness the Aga Khan: “Diversity is not a burden to be endured, but an opportunity” | Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

On Thursday, November 14, His Highness the Aga Khan addressed an overflow audience at Memorial Church on the challenges of pluralism today in the world today.  The 40 minute lecture entitled, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World,” encouraged his listeners to strive to be more “pluralist” and “cosmopolitan,”–in other words, people should actively seek out difference and diversity and learn from it. “Diversity is not … Continue reading His Highness the Aga Khan: “Diversity is not a burden to be endured, but an opportunity” | Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

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Aga Khan: We Can Achieve A More Cooperative World If We Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them | The World Post

Farah Mohamed – Managing Editor, The WorldPost “The word ‘fragmentation’ seems to define our times.” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Aga Khan is no stranger to Harvard. But 60 years ago when he walked the crisscrossed paths of the university’s gated Yard between brick buildings as a young student, he wasn’t yet the spiritual leader of a religious community — and the world was a much … Continue reading Aga Khan: We Can Achieve A More Cooperative World If We Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them | The World Post

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam's lecture at Harvard University

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s lecture at Harvard University

Increasingly fragmented planet in need of a cosmopolitan ethic, Hazar Imam tells Harvard audience http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABS8niTWqU vimeo.com/145698976 Source: theismaili.org/news-events/increasingly-fragmented-planet-need-cosmopolitan-ethic-hazar-imam-tells-harvard-audience Continue reading Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam’s lecture at Harvard University

The Aga Khan meets with Harvard President Drew Faust in her Massachusetts Hall office at Harvard University. The Aga Khan is pictured looking at a photo book during his visit. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

A call to build on differences – Aga Khan stresses opportunity in diversity | Harvard Gazette

A call to build on differences: In Harvard visit, the Aga Khan stresses opportunity in diversity By John Laidler for Harvard Gazette Promoting a global society that celebrates both its common humanity and its differences is the antidote to the world’s deepening divisions, the Aga Khan — the worldwide spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims — said in a visit to Harvard Thursday. “In every … Continue reading A call to build on differences – Aga Khan stresses opportunity in diversity | Harvard Gazette

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015

Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture, Nov 12, 2015 Good afternoon, everyone. It is my honor and privilege to be here today, and to introduce to you – and to welcome back to Harvard – our guest speaker, His Highness Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Harvard … Continue reading Remarks made by Professor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at the Jodidi Lecture 2015