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

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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 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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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.

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

H.H. The Aga Khan with Colin Powell and Senator Edward Kennedy at the opening of the Silk Road Festival in Washington DC  2002
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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. As you know, Central Asia has been an area of considerable concern and instability for the world. Over the past decade, Central Asian countries have come into existence in difficult circumstances. Frontiers have been changed, ethnic groups have been divided, old traditions have been modified by the Soviet presence, and all this has caused considerable difficulty in looking ahead in that part of the world.

Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, Washington D.C.

Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have
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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.

Symposium transcript after the Vincent Scully Prize awarded to H.H. The Aga Khan 2005-01-26

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Participants:
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

AGA KHAN A MAN OF VISION, INSPIRATION - 2007-07-17

2007, July 17: There is a guiding philosophy, an animating ethos, behind the AKDN - Islam. Over and over again, the Aga Khan has emphasized that his work for mercy, compassion and dignity emerge directly from his commitment to Islam. [Washington Post]

His Highness the Aga Khan at the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference - 2009-04-23

2009 April 23: 8:00pm Special Address - His Highness the Aga Khan at the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference [April 22-24, 2009] Washington, D.C. [Speech]. Photo: His Highness the Aga Khan meeting with The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State, at the State Department. [More] [More on New Heritage]


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