Prince Karim Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of some 20 million Muslims worldwide, stressed the importance of education in the age of globalization in Atlanta as he helped the International Baccalaureate celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The International Baccalaureate, or IB, has programs for students aged 3-19 at 2,300 participating schools in 126 countries, said Monique Seefried, chair of the IB Board of Governors.
April 15 - (CNN) -The leaders of three world religions will be visiting the United States this week, and although the media spotlight is focused on Pope Benedict XVI and the Dalai Lama, thousands of Ismaili Muslims are celebrating a rare U.S. tour by the Aga Khan. The Aga Khan says a 'clash of ignorance' has led to friction between Islam and the West. The Aga Khan doesn't exactly fit the image that may be expected for the spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili Muslims across the world; he usually wears a suit and tie. But his followers see him as the final authority on interpreting the Quran.
2008, April 24: Prince Karim Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of some 20 million Muslims worldwide, stressed the importance of education in the age of globalization in Atlanta as he helped the International Baccalaureate celebrate its 40th anniversary. [More with Video]
2007, December 3: Struggling for a common humanity in a divided world. Movie Premiere: 6pm Monday Dec. 3, 2007. JFK JR Forum. Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University.
April 12 - On Thursday, April 17, 2008 Atlanta will welcome His Highness Prince Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 15 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The Aga Khan, at the invitation of Governor Purdue, will visit Atlanta as a part of four city visit he is undertaking to celebrate his Golden Jubilee, the 50th year as the Imam. He will be in Atlanta for three days following his visits to San Antonio, Los Angeles and Chicago. His visit will witness the gathering of over 25,000 of his followers from over 30 countries.
April 12 - ...As many of you know, I was studying in the United States when I succeeded my grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, as Imam in 1957. My ties here thus go back to the very beginning of my Imamat... [Full Speech]
April 14 - The University of Texas at Austin has established a five-year exchange agreement with Aga Khan University (AKU) in Pakistan, which has campuses in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The agreement includes research collaborations, special events and lectures, secondary teaching training programs, and faculty and student exchanges. [News]
April 15 - The University of Texas has established a five-year exchange agreement with Aga Khan University in Pakistan. The agreement will expand UTeach-Liberal Arts' Muslim Histories and Cultures Program, a training program for Texas high school teachers. [San Antonio]
April 12 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Texas Governor Rick Perry today hailed a landmark agreement between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a move towards narrowing the gap between the West and Islam and towards bridging the gulf between the industrialised countries and the developing world. [Press Release] [Texas Gala Photos]
2007, July 10: Following the Aga Khan's leadership, each community of Ismailis contributes locally and internationally to making the world a better place. Focusing particularly on developing nations in Asia and Africa, the Aga Khan through the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network has built over 300 educational institutions, including two universities, 200 clinics and health centers, five hospitals and other institutions dedicated to improving living conditions for the poor of the world, without regard to their faith, origin or gender. [Atlanta Journal]
2007, July 11: The Aga Khan, has gained notoriety in the United States and abroad for focusing his international business acumen on development rather than profit. [Earth Times]
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]
2008, March 13: Islamic lecture - Sheila Canby, curator of Islamic Art and Antiquities at the British Museum, will speak on 'Sufis, Shi'ites and Shahs: the Great Shrines of Iran, 1500-1650' at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. Canby will examine the roles that the Ardabil Shrine, the Shrine of Imam Riza in Mashhad and the Shrine of Fatimeh Ma'sumeh in Qum played in establishing Shiism as the state religion of Iran. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States.
2007, September 3:The Aga Khan Foundation 'Awareness' fundraiser dinner was arranged by Aga Khan Foundation USA last week in Skokie, an Illinois suburb. The event was organized to generate funds for the $12 billion Foundation's welfare activities in Indian sub-continent and Africa [India Post]
2007, December 1:Time: 9:30 a.m., Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2007, Place: Mershon Hall, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 . The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is hosting a panel-discussion on the theme 'Restoration and Preservation of Historic Sites - More Than Mere Beautification'.We are indeed very privileged to be able to host Mr. Cameron Rashti, Director of the Historic Cities Program at AKTC, who will be flying in from Geneva to chair the discussion. Joining him on the panel will be architectural preservationist Jack H. Pyburn.
April 17 - The Aga Khan, head of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, arrived at Fulton County Airport today to celebrate with his Georgia followers his 50th anniversary as their leader. A band greeted him with the Ismaili anthem and the U.S. national anthem, and a representative from Gov. Sonny Perdue's office as well as local politicians were on hand to welcome him. His Highness the Aga Khan also visited the Residence of the Governer of Georgia.
April 14 - The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger [Photos] [More Photos] [More Photos]
April 12 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Texas Gov. Rick Perry met at the capitol Saturday in a display of unity and mutual respect. The University of Texas and the Aga Khan University established a partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of understanding.[More]
Austin, Texas, 30 October 2009
2007, July 8: He presents a less threatening face of Islam on the global business stage during a time of war, the Aga Khan — one of the world's wealthiest Muslim investors — preaches the ethical acquisition and use of wealth and financial aid that promotes economic self-reliance among developing countries and their poorest people. [New York Times]