Visitors take in an exhibition on Nasir’s Ethics, a manuscript in the Aga Khan Museum collection.
Jul 4
Enlightened Encounters offers a peak at the Aga Khan Museum
21 February 2014
21 February 2014 — The Aga Khan Museum brought their Enlightened Encounters initiative to the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Reflecting the diversity of the Museum's programmes, the event offered insight into the range of programming that will take place at the Toronto-based Museum when it opens later this year.
During their tour, the Canadian and Australian ambassadors learnt about the architectural, cultural and religious aspects of the Dushanbe Ismaili Centre. AKDN / Modavlat Gulomkodirova
Jun 29
Canadian and Australian ambassadors visit the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
19 November 2014

20 November 2014 — The Ambassador of Canada, Mr Shawn Steil, and the Ambassador of Australia, Mr Paul Andrew Myler, accredited to Tajikistan, visited the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe and met with the AKDN Resident Representative, Mr Akbar Pesnani, and the Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Tajikistan, Mr Muzaffar Djorubov. During their visit the ambassadors received a tour of the Ismaili Centre and learnt about its architecture and activities as well as the work of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Ali Velshi responds to a question from the audience during the Ismaili Centre International Lecture with moderator Robin Gill of Global News. Sultan Baloo
Jan 30
MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi delivers an Ismaili Centre International Lecture
30 January 2017

Burnaby, 30 January 2017 — Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ali Velshi presented the 2017 Ismaili Centre International Lecture on the topic of Mixed Messages: Navigating between Fact, Fiction and Judgement at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

Ali Velshi and moderator John Stackhouse discuss how the creation of fake news obscures facts and prevents needed debate about important world events. Akber Dewji
Jan 26
Award-winning author and journalist Ali Velshi gives Ismaili Centre International Lecture
25 January 2017

Toronto, 26 January 2017 — Mixed Messages: Fact, Fiction, and Judgement was the title of a very timely Ismaili Centre International Lecture and discussion featuring celebrated author and journalist Ali Velshi.

Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, explains the impact of the University of Central Asia to leaders of local civil society groups, educational institutions and government, and community members.
Jan 10
Shamsh Kassim-Lakha presents on the work of UCA
10 January 2017

Burnaby, 10 January 2017 — Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Central Asia (UCA), spoke about the role of the university as an international institution with campuses in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

More than 50 artisans presented national crafts from various regions of Tajikistan at the Winter Handicraft fair and  International Day of Persons with Disabilities held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Ismaili Council for Tajikistan
Dec 6
Winter Handicraft fair and International Day of Persons with Disabilities
6 December 2016

Dushanbe, 6–7 December 2014 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted the 4th Winter Handicraft fair and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which brought together more than 50 artisans presenting Tajik national crafts from various regions of the country. 

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosts a national conference on tourism development in Tajikistan in December 2014. Ismaili Council for Tajikistan
Dec 3
National conference on tourism development in Tajikistan
2 December 2016

Dushanbe, 3 December 2014 — A national conference on tourism development in Tajikistan, organised by the Committee on Youth, Sports and Tourism under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, was held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

Film director Umedsho Mirzoshirinov at the the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: Ismaili Council for Tajikistan
Dec 1
Award-winning Pamiri language film screened at Ismaili Centre
30 November 2016

Dushanbe, 1 December 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted a screening of the award-winning film Mushkilkusho, which was named as the Best Tajik Film at the 2016 Didor International Festival.

Dr Mohamed Keshavjee shares stories from his book “Into that Heaven of Freedom”. Ismaili Council for the UAE
Nov 20
Book launch for “Into that Heaven of Freedom" by Dr Mohamed Keshavjee held at the Ismaili Centre Dubai
19 November 2016
Dubai, 20 November 2016 — A book launch was held for Into that Heaven of Freedom, written by Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, a renowned South African-born scholar and winner of the prestigious Gandhi King Ikeda Award for Peace. The event was held at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai in collaboration with Consulate General of India in Dubai. His Excellency Manabile Shogole, South African Consul General in Dubai, also attended the event.
Dr Ross Burns presents on the cultural history of Aleppo and its architecture at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Ismaili Council for Canada
Nov 17
Culture and architecture of Aleppo in the spotlight
17 November 2016

Burnaby, 17 November 2016 — Dr Ross Burns, a career diplomat who served with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, lent his unique and authoritative perspective on the study of the Syrian city of Aleppo and its architecture.

Her Excellency Merete Juhl Ambassador of Denmark to the UAE. Ismaili Council for UAE
Nov 17
Danish ambassador visits Ismaili Centre
16 November 2016
Dubai, 17 November 2016 — Her Excellency Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to the United Arab Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE and His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada to Dubai and Northern Emirates. Ismaili Council for UAE
Nov 16
Canadian Ambassador and Consul General visit Ismaili Centre
16 November 2016
Dubai, 16 November 2016 — His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada to Dubai and Northern Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.