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Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Experts in the fields of science, theology, law, and ethics are coming together to discuss the various implications of scientific advances.

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr El-Nasir Lalani, Founding Director and Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Translational Medicine at the Aga Khan University’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Professor Lalani discusses the implications of scientific breakthroughs in a rapidly changing world, and the potential of stem cell research to better treat diseases in the future.

"Civil society is where ordinary men and women, acting as individuals and communities, take the initiative to advance what matters most to them."

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, a specialist in international human rights, civil society, and public ethics. As part of a series of interviews with key figures, Dr Sajoo discusses the notion of civil society, its history, significance, and potential to enrich democratic life around the world. 

Film director Umedsho Mirzoshirinov at the the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: Ismaili Council for Tajikistan

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.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London on protecting cultural heritage. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 27 October 2015 — UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict. An on-stage question and answer session moderated by New York Times Editorial Board Member Serge Schmemann followed.

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