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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.

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright Remarks before International Cultural Leaders, Department of State Washington, D.C., March 15, 2000

Your Highness the Aga Khan, Ambassador Muasher, Congressman Leach, distinguished colleagues and friends, welcome to the State Department.
There's no better place, certainly in this building, to discuss culture than a room named for Thomas Jefferson, who was only a great architect, writer and diplomat, but also spent so much time in France.

PRESIDENT CLINTON HOSTS AGA KHAN ON FOREIGN POLICY PANEL - 2000-11-28

President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today convened the first White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy.His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, was among distinguished panellists invited to advise President Clinton and Secretary Albright on the role of culture in foreign policy.

AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON UNIVERSITIES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MORAL REASONING - 2001-04-22

How can leading research universities better serve society? Is access to information technologies alone sufficient to enable institutions to improve the quality and reach of education?

Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy - 2000-11-28

Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have long felt has received too little attention, particularly at the policy level. Thank you for the invitation.I offer my comments this morning from the perspective of someone who has been a long-standing observer of cultural evolution in the developing world of Africa and Asia, and from more than twenty-years of experience with activities such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that have attempted to make a positive contribution to that process.

Aga Khan IV to receive Smithsonian Institution's Vincent Scully Prize - 2005-01-11

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www.realitytvworld.com/index/articles/story.php?s=1001138

The Smithsonian Institution's National Building Museum will present its annual Vincent Scully Prize to Aga Khan IV, the Ismaili Muslim leader.The Aga Khan is being cited for his contributions promoting design excellence and improving the building environment in the Islamic world, it was announced Tuesday.
The presentation, which will take place in Washington Jan. 25, will honor the Muslim prince for the $500,000 in awards he gives every three years to projects that demonstrate architectural excellence in societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. The award is in its ninth cycle.

PRNewsWire - THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE 2005 VINCENT J. SCULLY PRIZE - 2004-11-19

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www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/11-19-2004/0002466904&EDATE=

The National Building Museum's fifth Vincent Scully Prize will be presented on January 25, 2005 to His Highness The Aga Khan, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world.
The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

Press Release - AGA KHAN TO RECEIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM AWARD</I> - 2005-01-11

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www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/11-19-2004/0002466904&EDATE=

The National Building Museum's fifth Vincent Scully Prize will be presented on January 25, 2005 to His Highness The Aga Khan, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world.
The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

White House Statement - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030514-9.html

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.As UN High Commissioner for Refugees for over a decade starting in the mid-1960s, Prince Sadruddin led international efforts to help refugees from Bangladesh and Burundi, assist Southeast Asians fleeing conflict, and find new homes for thousands of Asians expelled from Uganda by then-President Idi Amin.

White House Statement From President George Bush</a> - CONDOLENCES - 2003-05-16

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www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030514-9.html

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.

Globe and Mail - AGA KHAN'S LEGACY IS ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATION</I> - 2005-02-10

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www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050210/ROCHON10/TPEntertainment/Columnists

The National Building Museum in Washington features a colossal hall with Corinthian columns measuring 75 feet high and eight feet wide -- they are among the tallest interior columns in the world. This is where American veterans once lined up to receive their pensions and where most of the presidential inaugurations have taken place since the late 1800s. But, recently, the who's who of architecture gathered in the Great Hall to honour one man and his profound impact on architecture.

Statement by the Press Secretary-2003-05-14

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www.whitehouse.gov

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.

Speech 26 January - AGA KHAN, JET SETTING ON HIGHER PLANE - 2005-01-26

Honoured Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen:

I believe profoundly that architecture is not just about building. It is a means of improving people's quality of life. At its best, it should mirror the plurality of cultural traditions and the diverse needs of communities, both urban and rural. At the same time it must employ modern technologies to help fulfill desirable aspirations for the future.

Pictures - AGA KHAN, JET SETTING ON HIGHER PLANE - 2005-01-26

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www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/postphotos/style/2005-01-26/3.html Washington Post

The Aga Khan with National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody, above, before receiving the fifth Vincent Scully Prize at the museum last night for his decades-long efforts to reenergize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. At left, the prince chats with Scully and his wife, Catherine Lynn.Photo Credit: Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post
Related Article: Aga Khan, Jet-Setting on a Higher Plane, page C01

Washington Post - AGA KHAN, JET SETTING ON HIGHER PLANE - 2005-01-26

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www.washingtonpost.com

For nearly 50 years, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has striven to overcome the celebrity gloss of his life story.To 20 million Ismaili Muslims in Asia and Africa, the 68-year-old Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam, a spiritual leader who traces his lineage directly from the prophet Muhammad.

Speech 25 January Gala - AGA KHAN, JET SETTING ON HIGHER PLANE - 2005-01-26

Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.

USDA to donate agricultural commodities for Tajikistan - USDA TO DONATE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITES FOR TAJIKISTAN - 2001-08-08

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Government of the United States of America Web relief site

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate about 5,500 metric tons of U.S. agricultural commodities to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for use in Tajikistan under the Food for Progress program. AKF, a private voluntary organization, will directly distribute the donated commodities to an estimated 206,000 people in the Autonomous Oblast of Gorno-Badakhshan. The donation will include approximately 450 metric tons of whole dry milk, 850 tons of vegetable oil, 700 tons of corn-soy blend, and 3,500 tons of wheat flour. AKF plans to provide rations to about 206,000 people.

Building across the cultural divide - BUILDING ACCROS THE CULTURAL DIVIDE - 2005-01-29

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www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/news/observer/story.html?id=826a54e1-16a4-4039-afac-90421f9fccae

Aga Khan, the prince of architecture, was honoured for his work in a field 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.

Afghanistan's biggest problem - poverty - can be solved - AFGHANISTAN'S BIGGEST PROBLEM - POVERTY - CAN BE SOLVED - 2001-10-16

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library.northernlight.com/FC20011015880000062.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0 The Christian Science Monitor via COMTEX

President Bush has said that the US role in Afghanistan will not end when our immediate military goals are achieved. What remains to be done there?
First, Afghanistan will need a government. To be acceptable, a new regime in Kabul must meet four conditions: First, it must represent the entire country and not just one or a couple of its many ethnic groups. Second, it must be out of the terrorism business. Third, it must be committed to wiping out the opium poppy crop. And fourth, it must meet some minimal international standard of human rights.

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