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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.

Birthday of Princess Salwa

Princess Salwa in her early years

Princess Salwa was born Kendra Spears in Seattle, Washington August 5th 1988. She attended Portland State University.. She grew up in Seattle and got a degree in sociology from the University of Washington.

Princess Salwa Aga Khan married Rahim Aga Khan on August 31, 2013.

Archnet was created in 2002 a global electronic resource designed to bridge cultural, civilisational and digital divides.

Archnet was created in 2002 a global electronic resource designed to bridge cultural, civilisational and digital divides.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims; Charles M. Vest, President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Lawrence H. Summers, President of Harvard University 13 years to this day, launched ArchNet

Islam – The Religion of Equality — Prince Aly Khan 1958-05-27

Prince Aly Salomone Khan

Speech by H. R. H. Prince Aly Khan

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Council of Islamic Affairs,

New York, May 27th 1958.

The late Prince Aly Khan (d. 1960) was the father of the present Aga Khan (IV), and eldest son of the previous Aga Khan (III) — who was also the Chairman of the League of Nations (1933 – 1936).

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for the honour you have done me by inviting me to be your guest at this luncheon and for the kind words you have said about me.

Speech by Prince Sadrudin UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at the European Consultative Meeting, 1968-04-01

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I assumed office as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the beginning of this year. One of the first tasks to which I had to turn my attention was the problem faced by European governments with regard to the increased number of refugees and asylum-seekers moving into European States. One aspect of this phenomenon has been the fact that, in recent years, the majority of asylum-seekers entering Europe are from non-European countries far away from the region.

Peterson Lecture 2008

Peterson Lecture 2008

Hazar Imam delivers the Peterson Lecture in Atlanta at the North Atlanta High School 2008-04-18

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to the Council for Islamic Affairs, New York 1958-05-27

Prince Aly Salomone Khan
Read and Know No.19

Islam – A Liberating Force

Speech by Prince Aly S. Khan to The Council of Islamic Affairs, New York
May 27, 1958

It is one of the paradoxes of history that the West, and the Islamic world which have so many beliefs and values in common, should have lived in antagonism for centuries. When we consider the great contribution of the Islamic peoples to modern Western civilization, particularly in the realm of scientific enquiry, philosophic thought and mysticism, wherein the religious spirit is lifted to the sublime, the paradox of conflict becomes all the more striking

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers keynote address Rockefeller celebration: 1989-10-27

(Source: Canada Ismaili Oct27/89)

Hazar Imam gave a keynote address at Rockefeller Foundation at a dinner hosted by the Rockefeller family at their Pocantico Hills, N.Y. home on the occasion of the 150th birthday of John D. Rockefeller. Hazar Imam was introduced by his former classmate at Harvard, Mr. David Rockefeller Jr. (Senator Rockefeller)

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers keynote address Rockefeller celebration:

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Recipient: SOS-Kinderdorf Internationa 2002-10-14

Photo on left: Steven Hilton, Princess Salimah, Dr. Oscar Arias, Helmut Kutin.

The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was established by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1996. The annual one million dollar award honors a charitable or non-governmental organization that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award 1997-10-24


Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award
The Plaza Hotel
24th October 1997
Mr. Culver, Mr. Bronfman, distinguished guests,

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award Ceremony 1996-10-25

Hazar Imam with David Rockefeller at the 1996 Hadrian Awards Presentation  1996-10-25

The Plaza Hotel, New York
October 25, 1996

Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,

Mayor Johnson accepts donations from Aga Khan Council 2020-05-14

Mayor Eric Johnson of Dallas, Texas
The Dallas Weekly

The Aga Khan Council for Central United States, a social governance body of the Ismaili Muslim community, will donate 10,000 surgical masks, 10,000 pairs of gloves, and 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the City of Dallas. Those donations will be distributed to City of Dallas first responders and front-line workers.

Food drive helps area nonprofits-Ismaili Volunteers Help in food drive

A volunteer unloads food from a car during Saturday’s “Share Your Blessings” food drive at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center. (P

Dozens of volunteers took time out of their Saturday at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land to help several Fort Bend County nonprofit organizations replenish food and hygiene supplies that have been needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Share Your Blessings” food drive was a joint effort between the Aga Khan Council of the Southwest United States, the city of Sugar Land and Fort Bend Interfaith Community. Volunteers were on hand accepting food and hygiene items to support Fort Bend ISD, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Richmond-Rosenberg Helping Hands.

Introduction of His Highness the Aga Khan by Vartan Gregorian, 16th President of Brown University 1996-05-26

His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University, Providence where he delivered the Baccalaureat Address as the first Muslim speake
Brown University News Bureau

At the Class of 1996 baccalaureate service, Brown President Vartan Gregorian introduced His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the Ismaili Muslims, who delivered the baccalaureate address. The University's 232nd baccalaureate service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist in America, near the Brown University campus in Providence, R.I. The text of the President Gregorian's introduction follows.

In the name of Brown University and the 231 previous baccalaureate speakers, I greet you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Class of 1996:

AKU & Columbia U announce dual master’s degree 2020-03-12

The MoU was signed by Ira Katznelson, Columbia University’s interim provost and Carl Amrhein, AKU’s provost and vice president,
The Pie News

Columbia University’s Middle East Institute in New York and the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London have signed an agreement at Columbia University to mark the launch of their dual master’s degree.

The unique degree brings together two of the world’s leading universities and gives students the opportunity to study a topic of global significance while based in London and New York.
“At this moment in history, such an endeavour is especially important”




Statement by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, UNHCR, to the 3RD Committee of the U.N. 1967-11-20

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Madam Chairman,
As this is the first time that I am addressing the General Assembly this year, I should like, first of all, to offer you my sincere congratulations on your election and to congratulate the other officers of the Third Committee, the distinguished Vice-Chairman and Rapporteur.

Madam Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I also wish to say how happy I am to be here in the Third Committee once more.

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