Spirited debate, intelligent inquiry, informed criticism, principled disagreement - these
qualities must continue to characterize a healthy media sector
But sometimes more information – in and of itself - can also mean
more misinformation, more confusion, more manipulation, more superficial snapshots of
events, lacking nuance, lacking context, or hiding agendas.
Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn 1997-03-15Posted March 16th, 2017 by librarian-hd
March 15, 1997
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, Washington D.C.Posted March 15th, 2017 by librarian-hd
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.
In selecting the title of this address, I had in mind above all, the need for greater efficiency in professional management. The more I reflected on this subject, the more it became apparent that the themes which I wished develop were as valid for many of the richer industrial nations as for the developing world, and hold good equally for nationalised industries as for the private sector all over the world. The economic recession from which we are all suffering has at least shown us where the real weaknesses are.
In my life, the two moments which contributed most dramatically to this condition were the fall of the British and French coloni
In my life, the two moments which contributed most dramatically to this condition were the fall of the British and French colonial empires after World War II - and then the disintegration of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire two decades ago
In Islam, the Holy Koran says that man is God’s noblest creation to whom he has entrusted the
stewardship of all that is on earth. Each generation must leave for its successors a wholesome and
sustainable social and physical environment
Chase W. Rynd - Executive Director, National Building Museum
Vincent Scully - Sterling Professor Emeritus, Yale University
Robert Ivy - Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
His Highness The Aga Khan
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
Martin Filler - Architecture Critic
CHASE RYND: Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening. My name is
Chase Rynd and I’m the director of the National Building Museum. It is my distinct pleasure
to welcome all of you to the Museum and to this very special program this evening. I am also
January 25, 2005
David M. Schwarz - Founding Chairman, The Vincent Scully Prize
Carolyn Schwenker Brody - Chair, National Building Museum
Charles Correa - Architect, Bombay, India
James D. Wolfensohn - President, The World Bank
His Highness The Aga Khan
DAVID SCHWARZ: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is David Schwarz. I am
the Chairman of the Vincent Scully Prize Jury and it is my pleasure and my honor to welcome
you here this evening and to thank you for coming to support both the National Building
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USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS Care in Côte d’Ivoire
Abidjan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and the Industrial Promotion Services of West Africa (IPS(WA)) announce a groundbreaking and innovative public-private partnership that will promote telemedicine to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Not only can we transport ourselves in a few hours to any spot on the planet, we can also transport our words and our values
Not only can we transport ourselves in a few hours to any spot on the planet, we can also transport our words and our values, our songs and our dreams, our newspapers and our films, our money and our credit, our books and even our libraries to any part of the world — in a fraction of a second
Members of the Commonwealth Press Union,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is an enormous pleasure for me to join you today. I only wish I could have attended all of your sessions, for your programme touches on many subjects which are of great interest to me, and your speakers have included an impressive array of distinguished personalities.
In fact, as I looked at the long list of those who have already come to this podium, I wondered whether you would have any capacity left to absorb whatever I might say!
Indeed, the revelation of Islam - my faith - looks upon freedom from hunger, provision of appropriate shelter and clothing, secu
Indeed, the revelation of Islam - my faith - looks upon freedom from hunger, provision of appropriate shelter and clothing, security against fear for one's safety, good health, learning and wisdom, and generation of wealth as a blessing to strive for, and to share in the creation of an equitable order of peace and harmony.
Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace,
Some may ask if preserving the material evidence of our past influences the future positively, helps us live together in peace, and improve the quality of life.
I believe the answer is a confident yes. But there is a paradox.
Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim
Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Foundation Board,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of all the award recipients, including the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, it is my privilege to thank the Royal Toledo Foundation for its generosity in recognizing their efforts as contributing to the preservation of historic, cultural and artistic heritage.
We are particularly honoured by the presence of Your Majesty among us this evening.
The longest bridge on the Indus River in Pakistan, the 1.7 kilometre-long Sir Aga Khan Bridge, was inaugurated by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Jhirk-Mulakatiar on Monday.
He said the PPP was the first government to take up the issue of providing clean drinking water to the people of Sindh.
Islam is not a faith of pain. It is not a pain of suffering. It is a faith in which the individual who is happy in his life thanks God for that blessing
Our 9th Holy Imam Taqi Muhammad ascended the throne of Imamat in Salamiya, Syria in A.H. 212. He was fondly known by the people as Muhammad al-Habib. At this time the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad was Al-Mamun who searched extensively for the Imam but without success
Our 8th Holy Imam Wafi Ahmad ascended to the throne of Imamat in A.H. 197. He was also known as Jafar al Musdak. His mother's name was Fatima and she was the daughter of Sarah who was the sister of the Amir of Ray Ishaaq bin Abbas
Our 7th Holy Imam Muhammad bin Ismail ascended the throne of Imamat in A.H. 158 at the age of 26. He had one brother named Ali bin Ismail. Imam Muhammad bin Ismail spent his youth in Medina with his grandfather Imam Jafar as-Sadiq