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Global Centre for Pluralism

Since ancient times, great cultures have thrived because of their openness to diversity, and not because of their exclusivity. I

Since ancient times, great cultures have thrived because of their openness to diversity, and not because of their exclusivity. It was to address this issue that the Government of Canada and I created a new Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa in 2006.

Introductory Remarks by Hazar Imam at the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture 2016-05-19

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Justice Albie Sachs
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Your Excellencies
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

What a great pleasure it is for me to welcome you, most warmly, to the Aga Khan Museum and to this Lecture. I am particularly pleased to extend this welcome on behalf of the Global Centre for Pluralism and the members of the Board of Directors.

Introductory remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-28

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May 28, 2015 | Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015

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The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
Chief Justice of Canada

RECONCILING UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN ERA:

21st Century Challenges to the Human Rights Movement

How can we live together? That is the fundamental challenge of the modern world. Together, democracy and human rights offer a hopeful response: we must build political communities that not only tolerate, but draw on and celebrate, their internal diversity.

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site 2014-11-19

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Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site

DANI-ELLE DUBE, Ottawa Sun

First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:44 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:40 PM EST

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The international Aga Khan Foundation plans to build a diversity research centre at the former site of the Canadian War Museum.

The building that once housed the Canadian war museum will be turned into a new international diversity research and educational centre.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Global Centre for Pluralism while introducing Kofi Annan 2013-05-24

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Your Excellency the Governor General
Mrs Johnston
Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am delighted to welcome all of you to the Global Centre’s second annual Pluralism Lecture. And I am especially honored to introduce today’s lecturer – Kofi Annan – the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Nobel Laureate, and global peacemaker.

GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM HOLDS INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING - 2010-10-06

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Newly-Appointed Directors Gather in Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada – October 7, 2010 –The Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada’s new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide gathered in Ottawa today for its inaugural two-day meeting .

Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism

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The inaugural Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism brings together a group of eminent individuals representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan at Rideau Hall.
Date: October 7, 2010

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Minister Kenney Welcomes new Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors - 2010-10-07

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement:

"I applaud His Highness the Aga Khan's announcement of a Board of Directors for the Global Centre for Pluralism. I am very pleased to meet the members of the Board, who are gathering in Ottawa for an inaugural two-day meeting.

Khalil Shariff

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Khalil Shariff is a member of the fiorst Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Azim Nanji

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Dr. Azim Nanji is a member of the first Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Rudyard Griffiths

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Rudyard Griffiths is the Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Engagement, as well as the director of the Munk Debates and the Grano Speakers Series. He is a co-founder of the Historica-Dominion Institute, and sits on numerous boards including the Canadian Institute for Citizenship. In 2008, he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Canadian Forces College. He is the author of Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, and the editor of numerous books on Canadian history, politics and international affairs. Mr.

Iain T. Benson

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Iain T. Benson is a member of the first Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism

Kofi Annan

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Kofi A. Annan is a member of the first board of directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada

GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM HOLDS INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING - 2010-10-07

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Newly-Appointed Directors Gather in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Oct 7 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada's new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide gathered in Ottawa today for its inaugural two-day meeting .

Global Centre For Pluralism Holds Inaugural Board Meeting with Aga Khan - 2010-10-06

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His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network is in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada welcomed the Aga Khan in the Reception Room at Rideau Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 7 p.m.

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October 7, 2010 - His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. His Highness is in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

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GLOBAL CENTER OF PLURALISM IN OTTAWA, CANADA

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The Global Centre for Pluralism is an initiative of His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada. The Centre will be located at 330 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada. Dedicated to the creation of successful societies, the Centre is founded on the premise that tolerance, openness and understanding towards the cultures, social structures, values and faiths of other peoples are essential to the very survival of an interdependent world. Pluralism is no longer simply an asset or a prerequisite for progress and development. It is vital to our existence.


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