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His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Alberta on June 9, 2009. 2009-06-09

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Evora University Symposium

His Highness the Aga Khan arrives at the University of Évora , Portugal and is greeted by Professor Adriano Moreira, Manuel Ferr

President Sampaio,
Rector Manuel Patricio,
Professor Adriano Moreira,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is a great honour to be invited here today to address this esteemed audience on such a relevant topic. Our title speaks of societies which are at once plural and peaceful—a goal which is important but also elusive. For even our best efforts to combine stability with modernity seem to be constantly disrupted.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Urban Land Institute's annual conference leadership dinner

His Highness the Aga Khan, who was awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize in 2011, addresses a leadership dinner at the Urban Land Insti
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Thank you, Mr Rummell for your very generous and warm words.

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is a distinct pleasure for me to be here this evening – and I would like to begin by expressing my renewed and deep thanks to the Urban Land Institute for presenting to me the J.C. Nichols prize at your 75th anniversary conference last Fall.

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During the two Khalifates, the Muslim Universities were producing the best scholars, doctors, astronomers and philosophers. Today where are we? Have we institutions of learning which can compare with the Sorbonne, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, M.I.T.?

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the First Anniversary of the Mindanao University

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the First Anniversary Celebration of Mindanao State University 1963-11-24
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President Isidro, Senator Alonto,
Members of the Faculty,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by saying how very honoured and happy I am to be with you on this great occasion. I appreciated enormously your kind words and wonderful receptions and hope that when I leave you this afternoon you will be sure that you have one more sincere friend and admirer of the University of Mindanao.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate 2008-04-18

His Highness the Aga Khan, speaks at the annual meeting of the International Baccalaureate as Ms Monique Seefried, Chairman, IB
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Dr. Monique Seefried, Chairman of the IB Board of Governors
Members of the Board of Governors
Mr. Jeffrey Beard, Director General of the IB
Educators and Students from the IB Community
Distinguished Guests

What a great privilege it is for me to be with you today - I have looked forward to this gathering for a long time. And I am particularly grateful to Monique Seefried for her generous introduction, and for so beautifully describing both the local and the global context in which we meet.

This is a particularly significant occasion for me, for several reasons.

H.H. The Agakhan speaks at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Press Union Conference held in Cape Town.
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Mr Chairman,
My Lords,
Distinguished guests,
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!

Speech By His Highness the Aga Khan Annual Meeting of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2003-05-05

Hazar Imam speaking in Tashkent to the EBRD Annual Meeting 2003-05-05
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 5th May 2003
President Lemierre
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the participants in the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Tashkent this year. I would like to thank President Karimov for his gracious welcome. It is with pleasure that I am visiting Uzbekistan again

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai 2003-03-26

Hazar Imam speaking at the opening of the Dubai Ismaili Center  2003-03-23
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Bismi-Llahi-R-Rahamani-R-Rahim

Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am deeply honoured by your presence this morning.

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H.H. The Aga Khan in French at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, France 2016-06-22

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Academie Francaise, Paris. 2016-06-22

Prince Karim Aga Khan and Member of 'Academie des Beaux-Arts', photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand attend Dominique Perrault becom
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Discours prononcé par Son Altesse l’Aga Khan
pour l’installation de M. Dominique Perrault à l’Académie des beaux-arts
le mercredi 22 juin 2016
Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Monsieur Dominique Perrault
Votre premier jour sous la Coupole inspire de grandes joies :
- Je perçois la vôtre, filtrée au travers de l'émotion, en ce jour mémorable entre tous, de
votre vie lumineuse;
- Je perçois celle de tous ceux qui sont rassemblés autour de vous, heureux de ce que
vous apportez à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts;

His Highness the Aga Khan Delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University 2015-11-12

Hazar Imam delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Memorial Church, Harvard University 2015-11-12
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mark Elliott, Vice Provost
Michele Lamont, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Ali Asani, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion
Members of the Harvard Community
Distinguished Guests

Thank you for your warm welcome.

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ON CHALLENGES TO PLURALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM TODAY 2015-11-12

H.H Aga Khan IV
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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University

His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Powerful Advocate of
Pluralism, and Global Humanitarian to deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture.
Cambridge, MA

His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change,and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture on the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism in society on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series.

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ON CHALLENGES TO PLURALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM TODAY 2015-11-12

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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University

His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Powerful Advocate of
Pluralism, and Global Humanitarian to deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture.
Cambridge, MA

His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change,and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture on the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism in society on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series.

CONVOCATION ADDRESS AT PESHAWAR UNIVERSITY 1967-11-30

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree Peshawar University 1967-11-30
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SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN

CONVOCATION ADDRESS PAKISTAN PESHAWAR
November 30, 1967

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Award Ceremony for the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013-09-06

Salam Cardiac Surgery Centre, Khartoum, Sudan
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency President Cavaco Silva
Your Excellency Vice-Prime Minister Paulo Portas
Honourable Mayor António Costa
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a special joy for me to welcome you this evening, and to thank you for being a part of this most auspicious ceremony, in this most appropriate place.

SPEECH AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE ISMAILIA COUNCILS IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA - 1982-10-12

H.H. the Aga Khan delivering a speech at the lunch hosted in his honour at the State House, Nairobi, Kenya, 1982-10-12

Your Excellency the President, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

To be in Kenya again in my Jubilee year, remembering vividly my Takht Nashini, which seems only yesterday, is a most moving experience.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN while receiving an Honorary Doctorate - 1970-02-06

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Convocation Address at Sind University-Jamshoro
February 6, 1970

You have paid My family a great honour by inviting Me here today to receive an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from this famous centre of learning. I am most grateful to you all, and as a Muslim, it makes Me especially happy that this ceremony should be taking place at a university whose development has been so intimately linked with the historic province of Sind.


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