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2005-01-(25-26) Vincent Scully Prize

2005, January 29: Aga Khan, the prince of architecture, was honoured for his work in a eld that can 'improve the quality of life' and 'mirror the plurality of cultural traditions.' The Great Hall of the National Building Museum is a breathtaking space. The ceiling rises 15 storeys above the floor at its tallest point, and its interior Corinthian columns are among the tallest in the world.

Speech By Hazar Imam, Commencement Ceremony, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 1996-05-26

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ismaili.net

President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.

Hazar imam at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1959

Hazar imam at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1959

Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite while visiting the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
At right is Dr. Thomas L. Shipman of the Laboratory's Health Division.
Date 27 November 1959

Do Business and Islam Mix? Ask Him

The Aga Khan congratulating graduates of a midwife training course in Afghanistan that was sponsored by the Aga Khan Development
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nytimes.com

HE is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fish nets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private-equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a huge $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001-04-22

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the International Convocation of the Association of American Universities (AAU). 2001-04-22
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akdn.org

Thank you President Vest for your very generous words of introduction and thank you all for the very warm welcome. It is an honour to be invited to address such a distinguished assemblage of educators. If IQ could be converted into kilowatts, I have no doubt that the quantum massed here tonight would meet the world's energy requirements for at least a decade.

Statement by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Third Committee of the United Nati

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
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unhcr.org

Madam Chairman,

The Committee has before it today two seemingly routine matters: my Annual Report, and the periodic consideration of whether UNHCR should be continued. The agenda, appropriately terse, scarcely conceals its irony.

Princess Khaliya Aga Khan receives the Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize 2016-10-29

Princess Khaliya Aga Khan with former first lady Rosalyn Carter 2016-10-29
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mdjonline.com

The National Monuments Foundation, based at the Millennium Gate Monument in Atlantic Station, recently presented its annual Middelthon-Candler Peace, Justice and Millennium Gate Prizes during a gala at the monument. Philanthropist and former Princess Khaliya Aga Khan received the Peace Prize, which honors leadership in the promotion of fraternity between peoples and nations; former first lady Rosalynn Carter won the Justice Prize, which honors leadership in effecting positive social change; and Synovus Chairman and CEO Kessel Stelling Jr.

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Christina Paxson the President of Brown University at Ogden Hall 2014-02-19

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Brown University President Christina Paxson meet at President's House. 2014-02-19
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video

TEXT OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AND CHRISTINA PAXSON THE PRESIDENT OF BROWN UNIVERSITY AT OGDEN HALL
FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Christina Paxson: Your Highness, thank you so much for a wonderful talk. And it’s just such a privilege to have you back at Brown again, and with your family and your colleagues and it’s just a real privilege. So thank you very much.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you, President.

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1994-05-27

H.H. The Aga Khan IV at M.I.T. Cambridge  1994-05-27
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The Ismaili USA

President Vest, Members of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, distinguished members of the Faculty, Mayor Reeves, happy graduates, even happier parents, and others gathered here today:

I am pleased and honoured to be with you this morning.

MIT has shown a standard of excellence in education and research that sets a benchmark for universities everywhere. You who have been at the Institute for years may be excused if you take this in stride, but for me, coming here for the first time in several years, the energy of the place is palpable.

Speech at Commencement Ceremony held at First Baptist Church of America Address to the Baccalaureate 1996-05-26

H.H. The Aga Khan IV at Brown University 1996-05-26
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ismaili.net

President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.

On occasion of Prince Sadrudin's Birthday from Records of the Office of the High Commissioner 1965-12-01

Prince Sadrudin
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UNHCR

This follow-up project particularly focuses on the records of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1966-1977) and of Poul Hartling (1978-1985). The records serve to document the wide ranging work of the Office of the High Commissioner, and include extensive material on missions, speeches, correspondence and briefs.

Rethinking ‘Islamic Art’ 2015-01-13

Aga Khan Museum
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Wall Street Journal

For seven years, exhibitions in Asia and Europe have showcased treasures owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual head of an estimated 10 million to 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims world-wide.

Video of Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University

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Video is now available here:

: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. His lecture will be given as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration and will be carried live on the Brown website.

Memorial Lecture on International Affairs Featuring His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV 2014-03-10

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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President Paxson,
Ogden Family representatives,
Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute to the memory of Stephen Ogden.


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