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, Chief Executive Officer of Roshan, has over 25 years of … Continue reading Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan – Forbes

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 more. Aleem joined the World Bank Institute as Practice Manager … Continue reading Rahim Kanani: Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development

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

Profile Rahim Kanani: All the world’s a stage for dialogue - Western Alumni GazetteFinding 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 “World Affairs Commentary” website? Continue reading “Profile Rahim Kanani: All the world’s a stage for dialogue | Western Alumni Gazette”

A new narrative of empathy for the West and the Arab world? by Rahim Kanani – Common Ground News Service

Cambridge, Massachusetts – As people in the West continue to read about, listen to and watch the stories of ordinary citizens in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen, they are realising more and more that human desires, needs and wants – of people in North America, North Africa and the Middle East – are one and the same. Ordinary citizens in the West, enjoying … Continue reading A new narrative of empathy for the West and the Arab world? by Rahim Kanani – Common Ground News Service

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 more. Aleem joined the World Bank Institute as Practice Manager … Continue reading Rahim Kanani: Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development

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 for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, the three-day … Continue reading Rahim Kanani » Jeff Skoll, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the 2011 Skoll World Forum

An Interview with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama

via Rahim Kanani: http://www.rahimkanani.com To celebrate Women’s History Month, I sat down in the West Wing of the White House with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, to discuss Women in America, a report which, for the first time in recent history, pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies to … Continue reading An Interview with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama

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: What are some of the major evolutions of Harvard University … Continue reading RahimKanani.com » An In-depth Interview with Drew Faust, President of Harvard University

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 and what was the Face to Faith initiative launched that … Continue reading RahimKanani.com: An Interview with Tony Blair on Interfaith Dialogue, Education, and Globalization

Rahim Kanani: A Global Interfaith Initiative to Change the World

More than two thirds of the world’s population – over four billion people – identify with one religion or another. Imagine the motivational energy of these four billion people used as a positive force for global social change. Whether tackling issues of poverty, disease, health, energy, education, gender inequality or any urgent challenge facing our world today, the possibilities are endless with four billion minds … Continue reading Rahim Kanani: A Global Interfaith Initiative to Change the World

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 Middle East, more girls are in school, especially in universities, … Continue reading Rahim Kanani’s Q&A with Her Majesty Queen Rania on the Education of Women and Girls

Rahim Kanani: An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

In advance of the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) being held later this month, I interviewed the Director of Commitments for CGI, Marilia Bezerra, on the founding, meaning, and vision of the Initiative. Brief Background: In 2005, President Clinton established CGI to turn ideas into action and to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of … Continue reading Rahim Kanani: An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

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 growing division? John Sexton: It’s very interesting. There’s a slim … Continue reading RahimKanani.com » Faith, Pluralism, Globalization and Higher-Education in the 21st Century: An Interview with John Sexton, President of New York University

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 respectful and stable societies – domestically and abroad. And if … Continue reading Broadening religious curricula will help | Rahim Kanani at Khaleej Times

RahimKanani.com » The Not-at-Ground Zero Mosque Will Define U.S.-Muslim Relations for the Next Decade

In response to my original article condemning Gingrich, I received a very thoughtful and insightful email from one of my readers. She eloquently conveyed her personal connection to 9/11; for she herself was at the World Trade Center, and had witnessed the first plane explode. “I understand how raw that wound is for so many people,” she wrote. “And yet, I do not know how … Continue reading RahimKanani.com » The Not-at-Ground Zero Mosque Will Define U.S.-Muslim Relations for the Next Decade