Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Ali and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmed at the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Ali and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmed at the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mozambique for the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mozambique for the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel
15 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 December 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Maputo this evening on a two-day visit to Mozambique. During the visit, Hazar Imam will participate in the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo.

Mawlana Hazar Imam interviewed by CNN following Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha
Mawlana Hazar Imam interviewed by CNN following Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha
12 December 2010

Following the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony held in Doha at the end of November, CNN’s John Defterios spoke with Mawlana Hazar Imam about the pace of social change in the developing world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meeting with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt, at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor. Hazar Imam is attending the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meeting with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt, at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor. Hazar Imam is attending the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Egypt to participate in forum to combat human trafficking
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Egypt to participate in forum to combat human trafficking
11 December 2010

Luxor, Egypt, 10 December 2010 –Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Egypt today to attend the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam met with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held in Doha, Qatar on 24 November 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held in Doha, Qatar on 24 November 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Doha for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Doha for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
24 November 2010

Doha, Qatar, 24 November 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, presided over the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture today. Five projects were selected as winners of the 2010 Award, and Professor Oleg Grabar received the Chairman's Award.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Qatar for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Qatar for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
21 November 2010

Doha, Qatar, 22 November 2010 –Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain, arrived in Doha today, where the Award Ceremony for the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will take place later this week. Hazar Imam and Prince Hussain were received by Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, and Naushad Rashid, President of the Ismaili Council for the United Arab Emirates.

Jamati volunteers and representatives from AKF USA and FOCUS North America gather with Prince Hussain, Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife in front of the AKDN information booth at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3, which was hosted at the Universit
Jamati volunteers and representatives from AKF USA and FOCUS North America gather with Prince Hussain, Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife in front of the AKDN information booth at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3, which was hosted at the Universit
Prince Hussain attends AKDN-sponsored Governors’ Global Climate Summit in California
Prince Hussain attends AKDN-sponsored Governors’ Global Climate Summit in California
20 November 2010

Last week, Prince Hussain attended the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 in the United States on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, at Mawlana Hazar Imam’s request. Co-hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Governors of Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin and Michigan, the conference counted the AKDN among its major sponsors for the third consecutive year.

France conferred honours on Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn for their contributions to culture at the Ministry of Culture in Paris.
France conferred honours on Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn for their contributions to culture at the Ministry of Culture in Paris.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn receive honours from the French government
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn receive honours from the French government
19 November 2010

The Government of France conferred honours on Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn for their contributions to culture, both personally and through the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network. The French Minister for Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, paid tribute to Hazar Imam and his brother at a ceremony held in Paris last week.

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.

 

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