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Social STRUCTURES;Buildings that blend with community life celebrated at AGA Khan Awards - 2001-12-08

The AGA Khan Awards for Architecture, presented Nov. 6 in Aleppo, Syria, contrast with the image of a monolithic and isolationist Islamic culture currently being flashed across the world's television screens.

PRESIDENT CLINTON HOSTS AGA KHAN ON FOREIGN POLICY PANEL - 2000-11-28

President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today convened the first White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy.His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, was among distinguished panellists invited to advise President Clinton and Secretary Albright on the role of culture in foreign policy.

More than 60,000 people in 10 cities expected to take part in Partnership Walk - 2003-01-22

With all the erratic moves in foreign policy around the world, when everything seems to change dramatically from moment to moment, one searches for answers to the conflicts that appear to be closing in on us from all sides. We hope for long-term, realistic answers that could start stitching the world together instead of tearing it apart.Well, I think I have found one.

Obituary: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 70, led Humanitarian Efforts - 2003-05-13

Source: 
www.iht.com/articles/96501.html

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, 70, a philanthropist and environmentalist who served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees and was the uncle of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the current leader of the 20 million Shiite Ismaili Muslims, died Monday in Boston.
He died in a hospital after a short illness, his office in Geneva announced. No cause of death was given.
For nearly 40 years, Prince Sadruddin was closely associated with the work of the United Nations, specializing in disaster relief work.

Ismaili Muslims plan center - 2003-08-25

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www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0803/25ismailis.html

Ismaili Muslims are planning to build a community center on 6 acres off Five Forks Trickum Road near Snellville.Plans are still fluid for the center at Five Forks and Arnold Road, said Sajida Shroff, a community volunteer with the Aga Khan Foundation USA, which owns the land.
It will offer youth and educational programs such as SAT preparatory classes, healthy living sessions, economics classes and sporting activities, Shroff said.
'Potentially, there will be an area for contemplative prayer,' she said. 'That's one of the things being decided.'

Afghanistan's Schools Get a Boost from NetAid - 2002-08-09

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www.netaid.org/groups/news/news_item.pt?article_id=833&group_id=848

NetAid, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, recently announced a new Afghanistan initiative that will help reconstruct that country?s ailing educational system. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., with the support of The Rob Lloyd Family and Cisco Systems, works with Afghan communities to train teachers, rehabilitate schools, and put children in school. These services are vital in Afghanistan, where years of war and hardship have deprived most children of access to basic education.Girls?

AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON UNIVERSITIES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MORAL REASONING - 2001-04-22

How can leading research universities better serve society? Is access to information technologies alone sufficient to enable institutions to improve the quality and reach of education?

Remarks by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy - 2000-11-28

 His Highness the Aga Khan ,  President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Conference

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.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Building cultural bridges/Prize brings greater awareness of Islamic societies to the world - 2003-03-01

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www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/03/01/HO189745.DTL

As the nation's attention focuses on war with Iraq, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (the triennial equivalent of the Pritzker Prize) helps to build a deeper appreciation of large and small structures from the Islamic world.

Aga Khan IV to receive Smithsonian Institution's Vincent Scully Prize - 2005-01-11

Small house, 34 sq. m., five rooms a dome with 4 large apses can upgrade emergency shelter into long-term home. Sandbag Shelters
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www.realitytvworld.com/index/articles/story.php?s=1001138

The Smithsonian Institution's National Building Museum will present its annual Vincent Scully Prize to Aga Khan IV, the Ismaili

Muslim leader.The Aga Khan is being cited for his contributions promoting design excellence and improving the building environment in the Islamic world, it was announced Tuesday.

PRNewsWire - THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE 2005 VINCENT J. SCULLY PRIZE - 2004-11-19

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Vincent Scully Seminar, National Building Museum, Washington.
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www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/11-19-2004/0002466904&EDATE=

The National Building Museum's fifth Vincent Scully Prize will be presented on January 25, 2005 to His Highness The Aga Khan, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world.
The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

Press Release - AGA KHAN TO RECEIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM AWARD</I> - 2005-01-11

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www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/11-19-2004/0002466904&EDATE=

The National Building Museum's fifth Vincent Scully Prize will be presented on January 25, 2005 to His Highness The Aga Khan, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world.
The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

White House Statement - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030514-9.html

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.As UN High Commissioner for Refugees for over a decade starting in the mid-1960s, Prince Sadruddin led international efforts to help refugees from Bangladesh and Burundi, assist Southeast Asians fleeing conflict, and find new homes for thousands of Asians expelled from Uganda by then-President Idi Amin.

White House Statement From President George Bush</a> - CONDOLENCES - 2003-05-16

Prince Sadrudin Aga Khan
Source: 
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030514-9.html

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.

Globe and Mail - AGA KHAN'S LEGACY IS ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATION</I> - 2005-02-10

Aga Khan receives National Building Museum's Vincent Scully Prize  2005-01-26
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The National Building Museum in Washington features a colossal hall with Corinthian columns measuring 75 feet high and eight feet wide -- they are among the tallest interior columns in the world. This is where American veterans once lined up to receive their pensions and where most of the presidential inaugurations have taken place since the late 1800s. But, recently, the who's who of architecture gathered in the Great Hall to honour one man and his profound impact on architecture.

Press Release - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

Source: 
www.unog.ch/news2/documents/newsen/hc0316e.htm

High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello has expressed his profoundest sorrow over the death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. He conveys his condolences to Prince Sadruddin's wife, Princess Catherine Aleya Aga Khan, to his nephew, Karim, the Aga Khan, and to the rest of his family.

The Other Shiites

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www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=12081

The invitation to the gala event came out of the blue, from a woman I had never met, belonging to a group I had never heard of, part of a religious sect I knew nothing about.Naturally, I accepted.

Dallas News - TO ISMAILI MUSLIM, A TIME OF HOPE, JOY - 2004-03-24

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www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/ewu/stories/032504dnmetwu.a8b08.html

To Ismaili Muslims, a time of hope, joy
Sunday marked Navroz, the start of a new year for Ismaili Muslims around the world.
'The celebration usually coincides with the spring equinox,' explained Salim Rahimi, an active volunteer in the Ismaili community in North Texas.
'Navroz literally means a new day, and it brings hope and joy at the onset of the new year.'
As part of the traditional celebration, children paint and decorate eggs and pass them out to relatives.

Obituary: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 70, led Humanitarian Efforts-2003-05-17

Source: 
www.iht.com

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, 70, a philanthropist and environmentalist who served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees and was the uncle of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the current leader of the 20 million Shiite Ismaili Muslims, died Monday in Boston.

He died in a hospital after a short illness, his office in Geneva announced. No cause of death was given.

For nearly 40 years, Prince Sadruddin was closely associated with the work of the United Nations, specializing in disaster relief work.

Statement by the Press Secretary-2003-05-14

Source: 
www.whitehouse.gov

The President Was Saddened to Hear of the Death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan on May 13, 2003. Prince Sadruddin was a great humanitarian, philanthropist, and international civil servant.


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