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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-12-13

Hazar Imam cuts His Birthday cake Pakistan 1964-12-13

Marketwired) -- 12/13/15 -- The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

"Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, who has dedicated his life to the promotion of peace, pluralism, and compassion around the world.

Hazar Imam to visit Kampala for establishment of teaching hospital 2015-12-17

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AKU Newsletter

The Government of Uganda has generously provided the Aga Khan University with a grant of land in central Kampala for the establishment of this teaching hospital. A ceremony announcing the land grant and initiation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala, Uganda will take place on December 17, 2015 and will be presided by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni and our Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
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Paulick Report

Princess Zahra Aga Khan will give the opening address at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on Monday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The address has special significance given that the history of her family's involvement in racing and breeding began in India in the 1800's with Aga Khan I.

The green silks with red epaulets of His Highness the Aga Khan IV are famous in top-class racing in Europe and throughout the world.

His Highness the Aga Khan’s Interview with Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University 2015-11-12

Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University conducted the interview with His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-11-12
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akdn.org

Diana L. ECK: Your Highness, thank you for that. It was a great pleasure to listen to, and I think I feel, especially honored because there are hundreds of people here who would like to be asking you questions this afternoon, and I’m the person who is sort of appointed to do so, and I am delighted and deeply honored.

His Highness the AGA KHAN: Thank you very much.

His Highness the Aga Khan lecture “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”

H.H Aga Khan IV
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harvard.edu

Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture

Date:

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

See also: Jodidi Lecture, Special Event, 2015–2016

Location:

Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
and the
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
warmly welcome you to the
Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture

His Highness the Aga Khan

“The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”

Photo of His Highness the Aga Khan

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ON CHALLENGES TO PLURALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM TODAY 2015-11-12

H.H Aga Khan IV
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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University

His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Powerful Advocate of
Pluralism, and Global Humanitarian to deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture.
Cambridge, MA

His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change,and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture on the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism in society on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series.

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ON CHALLENGES TO PLURALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM TODAY 2015-11-12

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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University

His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Powerful Advocate of
Pluralism, and Global Humanitarian to deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture.
Cambridge, MA

His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change,and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture on the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism in society on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series.

Aga Khan visits UNHCR headquarters to discuss enhanced cooperation 2015-11-06

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unhcr.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

UNHCR staff greeted the Aga Khan before he held private talks with Guterres followed by a meeting with senior UNHCR officials on the long-standing partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the UN refugee agency.

Historic Agreement Signed between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

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akdn.org/Content/1336

25 May 2015- Toronto, Canada –His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture and education.

The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, health care and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

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Ontario Newsroom

News Release

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development

May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen's Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.

Failing city: Children return from school to grief-stricken parents 2015-05-13

Pakistani civil society activists shout slogans during a protest against the killing of the Shiite Ismaili minority, by gunmen i
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The ExpressTrbune with the International New York Times

KARACHI:

The children of alAzhar Gardens, a gated community of Ismailis, who went to school on Wednesday morning had no idea they will be received by grief-stricken parents on their return.

Several parents were huddled near the community’s gates as the school vans started rolling in. But someone had already told the children about the tragedy and they jumped off the bus with looks of pure terror on their faces. “How many died?” a boy asked his mother.

Aga Khan Shocked and Saddened by Attack on the Ismaili Community in Pakistan 2015-05-13

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akdn.org

Gouvieux, France, 13th May 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims has expressed shock and sadness in the wake of an attack on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community on their way to work in Karachi, Pakistan, that left 43 people dead.

Search for Knowledge Essential for Revitalisation of Islamic Civilisations, Says Aga Khan 2006-06-15

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akdn.org/press_release.asp?id=144

Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today delivered the commencement address at the American University in Cairo, calling for a renewal of the tradition of intellectual exchange that characterised periods of progress in the Islamic world.

The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-05-02

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akdn.org/Content/1331

Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

His Highness The Aga Khan to visit East Africa for Convocations 2015-02-08

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Aga Khan University

February 8, 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to inform you that this year the Aga Khan University celebrates another milestone, the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of AKU in East Africa.

To commemorate this occasion, the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, has graciously consented to preside at the 2015 Convocation ceremonies as follows:

• Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tuesday, 24th February
• Kampala, Uganda – Thursday, 26th February
• Nairobi, Kenya – Monday, 2nd March

Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference 2014-12-05

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akdn.org

Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference

Please also see: Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan
For more information, please see: AKDN Activities in Afghanistan

London, United Kingdom, 4 December 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan on Thursday (December 4th) reaffirmed the Aga Khan Development Network’s commitment to Afghanistan and emphasized the importance of civil society in securing the country’s prosperous future.

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site 2014-11-19

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Ottawa Sun

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site

DANI-ELLE DUBE, Ottawa Sun

First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:44 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:40 PM EST

Aga Khan Foundation
The international Aga Khan Foundation plans to build a diversity research centre at the former site of the Canadian War Museum.

The building that once housed the Canadian war museum will be turned into a new international diversity research and educational centre.

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks 2014-08-06

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allAfrica.com

East African Community (Nairobi)

6 August 2014

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks

press release

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CELEBRATES TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE MADRASA PROGRAMME 2007-08-14

2008-08-15 Students of the Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa programme sing a traditional Kiswahili song . Gary Otte
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Press Release Kenya

The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa.

LIVE UPDATES: Museveni commissions Bujagali Dam

President of South Sudan Gen. Salva Kiir, His Highness the Aga Khan greets Energy Miniter Irene Muloni and Lands and Housing Min
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Daily Monitor

EAT17:15: However, the President says, Uganda could witness loadshedding within the next two years unless other electricity projects are initiated. He asks Bujagali Energy consortium to consider other projects. He also asks the Aga Khan to get him investors who will add value to Uganda’s produce.

EAT17:20: The President formally commissions the project. “It’s now my pleasure to declare commissioned the Bujagali Hydro Power Project,” he says, while unveiling a plaque to symbolise the commissioning.


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