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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.

Aga Khan Again Brings Message of Engaged Islam to Atlanta 2018-03-26

Upon disembarking in Atlanta, the Aga Khan is received by the Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and other dignitaries. Photo: Zain Ha
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globalatlanta.com

Spiritual leader heads a vast development network supported in part by thousands of Ismaili Muslims in Georgia, a community he first visited in 2008

When the Aga Khan’s private jet touched down in Atlanta, he must have had an inkling of the type of reception he would receive.

The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, a Shia sect with an estimated 15-20 million adherents worldwide, had visited the city a decade ago during his 50th anniversary year.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed Hazar Imam to Houston 2018-03-18

Fred Hutch and Aga Khan University set stage for a global health collaboration 2019-03-11

Princess Salwa Aga Khan and her husband, Prince Rahim, discuss research at the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Riddell during their to
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Hutch News

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Tuesday formally announced a goal to collaborate on global health programs with Aga Khan University, which operates medical schools and hospitals throughout the developing world.

Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, and Firoz Rasul, president of Aga Khan University, signed a memorandum of understanding on March 5 outlining their intentions to develop a five-year relationship to advance cancer research and training and help build an improved medical infrastructure.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. 2002-06-26

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iis.ac.uk

I am here to speak briefly about Central Asia. I wanted to share with you some of the reasons why the theme of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year is so important.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Banquet Hosted in Honour of Govenor Perry, Houston. 2002-06-23

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akdn.org

Governor Perry,
First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry,
Mayor Wallace,
Leaders and representatives of the Congress of the United States, the State of Texas and the City of Houston,
Consuls General,
Distinguished Guests.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston - 2002-06-23

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akdn.org

Governor Perry,
First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry,
Mayor Wallace,
Leaders and representatives of the Congress of the United States, the State of Texas and the City of Houston,
Consuls General,
Distinguished Guests

It is a great pleasure to be here today to welcome one and all to the Inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center at Houston. I am particularly thankful for your presence Governor Perry, and of the First Lady of Texas, and for that of many other elected officials on an occasion of great significance for the Ismaili Community of greater Houston.

SPEECH TO THE ASIA SOCIETY - New York, U.S.A. 1979-09-25

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Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 125-133 Africa Ismaili, IX, 1-2 (July 1980), pp. 14-17

Mr Talbot, Ladies and Gentlemen, honoured guests and members of the Asia Society

By the Islamic calendar we will in just a few months enter the 1400th year of our faith. In the Christian accounting of time, we stand on the brink of the 21st century. It seems fitting to reflect, to consider what Islam has been and what it is to become in this new age. It is a time to speak about hazards and about visions.

Speech at the Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001- 04-21

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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.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 1987 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Sir William Ryrie, Executive Vice President of International Finance Corporation
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ismaili.net

Mr. Chairman,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

The Aga Khan, a jet-setter who mixes business and Islam 2007-07-09

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nytimes.com

NEW YORK — 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 fishnets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the World Bank InfoDev Conference 1999-11-10

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering the keynote address on the New Networked Economy at the World Faiths & Development Dialogue
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akdn.org

Thank you, Jim, for your kind words of introduction and for inviting me to address this gathering. It is an honour to have this opportunity to speak to an audience that is so distinguished and so accomplished.

The rapid developments in information and communication technology are of immense importance for those of us engaged in promoting positive economic, social, and cultural change. Like Jim Wolfensohn, I believe that they are also critical because development in all those dimensions is a prerequisite for world peace.

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

The land Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston  photo Mark Mulligan
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houstonchronicle.com

Ismaili Muslims hire rising architect Farshid Moussavi to design first U.S. cultural center in Houston

Molly Glentzer Feb. 6, 2019 Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 6:52 a.m.

The vacant lot along Montrose Boulevard at Allen Parkway is planned as the future site of the Ismaili Center near downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Princess Zahra outlines the work of Aga Khan Development Network 2008-05-15

Princess Zahra Aga Khan ’94 speaks about education in developing countries in Africa and Asia at the Graduate School of Economi
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news.harvard.edu The Harvard Gazette

Princess Zahra Aga Khan ’94 came home to Harvard this week (May 13) to present a hopeful vision of what education in the developing world can be like.

The forum was in Askwith Hall in Longfellow Hall, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The occasion was the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, which she was there to give.

At a time when the world is grappling with issues of child-centered education, of women’s rights in Muslim societies, and of the loss of authentic local cultures under a wave of globalization, the princess spoke to all of these.

Amyn Aga Khan honored with Hadrian Award at 2018 Gala

Amyn Aga Khan honored with Hadrian Award at 2018 Gala

Prince Amyn Aga Khan honored with the 2018 Hadrian Award at Gala in New York City 2018-10-23

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Interview at Brown University with President Christina Paxton 2014-02-19

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


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