Award for Architecture to be featured on BBC
Award for Architecture to be featured on BBC
16 November 2010

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture will be featured in a three-part documentary series titled Architects on the Frontline, to be broadcast at various times on BBC World television starting on 20 November. The final part of the BBC documentary will feature the 2010 ceremony, which will take place in Doha, Qatar later this month.

IIS to host live webcast on GPISH
IIS to host live webcast on GPISH
12 November 2010

The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast for individuals interested in its Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) on Saturday, 20 November.

 

One of the dishes shortlisted in the recipe competition is prepared for the judges’ tasting.
One of the dishes shortlisted in the recipe competition is prepared for the judges’ tasting.
Winners announced in UK recipe competition
Winners announced in UK recipe competition
21 October 2010

Earlier this year, the Aga Khan Heath Board for the United Kingdom launched their first National Recipe Competition. The competition provided a chance for cooking connoisseurs of all ages to share their culinary creations.

Following a tight three-way race, CTV News declares Nenshi elected as Mayor of the City of Calgary.
Following a tight three-way race, CTV News declares Nenshi elected as Mayor of the City of Calgary.
Ismaili Muslim elected mayor of the third-largest city in Canada
Ismaili Muslim elected mayor of the third-largest city in Canada
19 October 2010

Calgary, 18 October 2010 – The city of Calgary, Alberta was overcome by a “purple revolution” on Monday as Calgarians elected Naheed Nenshi their new mayor. The Harvard-educated professor and former McKinsey consultant is the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major city in Canada.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto on Friday, 15 October 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto on Friday, 15 October 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses prestigious LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses prestigious LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto
16 October 2010

Toronto, 15 October 2010 – “What the Canadian experience suggests to me is that identity itself can be pluralistic,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam before a packed audience at the Royal Conservatory’s Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. Speaking at the invitation of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Hazar Imam received a warm welcome from the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.

 

Upon his arrival in Toronto this afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet in the Government of Ontario, as well as Mohamed Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for Canad
Upon his arrival in Toronto this afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet in the Government of Ontario, as well as Mohamed Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for Canad
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto to deliver LaFontaine-Baldwin address
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto to deliver LaFontaine-Baldwin address
15 October 2010

Toronto, 14 October 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Toronto today, where he will deliver this year’s lecture at the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. An initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the Symposium engages Canadians in a national conversation around the future shape of Canada’s civic culture. The lecture will take place on on Friday, 15 October at 7:30 PM EDT.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Ottawa for inaugural Global Centre for Pluralism board meeting; meets with Governor General of Canada
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Ottawa for inaugural Global Centre for Pluralism board meeting; meets with Governor General of Canada
8 October 2010

Ottawa, 8 October 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam completed a two-day visit to Ottawa for the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism. Thursday evening, Hazar Imam also met with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall.

Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
22 September 2010

The Aga Khan Development Network’s involvement in West Africa began some 40 years ago, and has included investments in people, culture and enterprise. Last month, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined the President and people of Mali in marking the 50th anniversary of their independence, and inaugurated a National Park developed by AKTC as part of the occasion. Salima Chitalia reviews AKDN’s development efforts in the country.

Professor Mohammed Arkoun participating in an IIS alumni workshop held in 2005
Professor Mohammed Arkoun participating in an IIS alumni workshop held in 2005
Passing of influential professor of Islamic Studies leaves ‘a gap that will be impossible to fill’
Passing of influential professor of Islamic Studies leaves ‘a gap that will be impossible to fill’
17 September 2010

Professor Mohamed Arkoun passed away in Paris on 14 September at the age of 82. An outstanding research scholar and a rigorous critic of the theoretical tensions embedded in the field of Islamic Studies, he was a courageous public intellectual and a powerful voice in the frequently contentious debates on Islamic modernism and humanism.

FOCUS Pakistan delivering relief items to displaced people in Hundur village of the Yasin valley in Gilgit-Baltistan.
FOCUS Pakistan delivering relief items to displaced people in Hundur village of the Yasin valley in Gilgit-Baltistan.
FOCUS deploys full-scale relief effort to assist thousands of flood victims in Pakistan
FOCUS deploys full-scale relief effort to assist thousands of flood victims in Pakistan
13 August 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan, 12 August 2010 – FOCUS Pakistan has launched a significant relief effort in the wake of severe flooding that has caused widespread destruction in several of the country’s provinces. With its Search and Rescue Team, Community Emergency Response Teams and hundreds of volunteers, FOCUS has already delivered food, shelters and supplies to hundreds of affected households, with some 200 tonnes of relief goods en route to help thousands more

Ismailis from centres across the Far East region gathered in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event in June.
Ismailis from centres across the Far East region gathered in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event in June.
Far East Jamat gathers in Penang for a day of sport, learning and fun
Far East Jamat gathers in Penang for a day of sport, learning and fun
4 August 2010

In June, Ismailis from Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur joined the Jamat in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event that coincided with Father’s Day. Numerous activities were organised, but badminton and table tennis were the centrepiece competitions.

Volunteers line up to welcome Jamati and institutional leaders at Umomi Jamatkhana at the conclusion of Volunteer Week in Afghanistan.
Volunteers line up to welcome Jamati and institutional leaders at Umomi Jamatkhana at the conclusion of Volunteer Week in Afghanistan.
Jamat in Kabul comes together around week-long celebration of volunteerism
Jamat in Kabul comes together around week-long celebration of volunteerism
29 July 2010

Earlier this year, the Afghan Jamat observed a week-long celebration of volunteerism, a tradition that has long been central to Ismaili culture. Volunteer Week was an opportunity to showcase the impact that volunteers have on the Jamat’s wellbeing, and increase the unity and collaboration among them, as well as within the wider Jamat.

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