United States of America
For the first time in its 36 years, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be dedicated to a single subject: an exploration of the ancient Silk Road, the trade route that linked Asia and Europe, and its influence of its cultures on American life today.From June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, visitors to the National Mall can tour a range of exhibits focused on the cultures that flourished along the road from the time of Alexander the Great until the 14th century A.D.
Princess Yasmin speaks of how her mother's Illness changed the course of her own life.
President Jane Wales, thank you for those very generous comments.
I’d like to say how happy I am to share in this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a special pleasure for me to be with you tonight, for I look upon you as particularly serious and informed partners in the work of global understanding and international development.
His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a keynote speech at the 8th annual Global Philanthropy Forum. The Aga Khan also met with The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State, at the State Department prior to delivering the address to participants at the Global Philanthropy Forum.
High Highness the Aga Khan, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Her Majesty Queen Rania, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, and White House Climate "Czar" Carol Browner were among the 500 philanthropists present to discuss those crises we face which cannot be solved by governments alone.
The Oscar ceremony's kissing bandit Adrien Brody will be in the house at the March 26 opening night gala for the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. The best actor Oscar winner for The Pianist will receive the AFI Dallas Star Award during the festivities at the AMC NorthPark Theater.