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AKU President Firoz Rasul, SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mawlana Hazar Imam, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono, and University of Central Asia Board of Trustees Chairman Shams Kassim-Lakha pose for a ceremonial picture.

On 19 October, Mawlana Hazar Imam was conferred with honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University at a joint ceremony, the first of its kind.

SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter adjusts the ceremonial SFU robe on Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of honorary degree conferral ceremony.

In an historic joint ceremony in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) each conferred Mawlana Hazar Imam with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his lifelong service to humanity.

Upon his arrival in Vancouver, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Samir Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, and Zulie Sachedina, Chair of the International Conciliation and Arbitration Board.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Vancouver today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, for the final leg of his visit to Canada. President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia Samir Manji and Zulie Sachedina, Chair, International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) greeted Hazar Imam and Prince Aly upon their arrival.

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Full video: Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

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