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IIS staff and short course participants at the Aga Khan Centre, London.
IIS staff and short course participants at the Aga Khan Centre, London.
IIS now accepting applications for series of short courses
IIS now accepting applications for series of short courses
18 November 2019

Applications are now open for a series of eight short courses offered by the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in 2020 as part of its continuing education programme.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Palais de l'Élysée for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Palais de l'Élysée for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam attends dinner reception at the Élysée Palace
11 November 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on 11 November 2019 ahead of the second Paris Peace Forum.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Élysée Palace for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Élysée Palace for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted by President Macron in Paris
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted by President Macron in Paris
11 November 2019

Earlier today, 11 November 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined a gathering of world leaders for a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum while President Paul Biya of Cameroon looks on.
President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum while President Paul Biya of Cameroon looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of Paris Peace Forum
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of Paris Peace Forum
11 November 2019

Earlier today, 12 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum where he met with leaders and ministers from various countries.

Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (centre) poses for a group photograph with young members of the Jamat at an institutional dinner in Paris.
Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (centre) poses for a group photograph with young members of the Jamat at an institutional dinner in Paris.
Ethic of pluralism explored at institutional dinner in France
Ethic of pluralism explored at institutional dinner in France
11 November 2019

The Ismaili Council for France held an institutional dinner attended by Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) on 10 November, ahead of the upcoming Paris Peace Forum. 

View to the main entrance past the central ablutions fountain in the courtyard.
View to the main entrance past the central ablutions fountain in the courtyard.
Paving the way forward
Paving the way forward
9 November 2019

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently completed a trip to Pakistan, where they visited a number of AKDN projects. One stop on their tour of the country was Lahore. As a vital part of the Mughal Empire, Lahore was famed as one of the world’s most cultured cities. Since 2007, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Government of Punjab have strived to reinstate this historical legacy.

Video: Donation ceremony of the Da Vinci surgical system
8 November 2019

The Ismaili Imamat’s donation of the Da Vinci surgical equipment introduces cutting-edge, robotics-assisted technology for performing advanced operations on patients at the Central University Hospital in Portugal. Surgical robots are used in various medical specialties as extensions of a surgeon's hand, allowing for greater precision and less invasive surgical procedures.

His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa conveys his gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a ceremony to recognise the gifting, by the Ismaili Imamat, of robotic surgical equipment at the Curry Cabral Hospital in Lisbon.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa conveys his gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a ceremony to recognise the gifting, by the Ismaili Imamat, of robotic surgical equipment at the Curry Cabral Hospital in Lisbon.
Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon
Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon
7 November 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended a special ceremony in Lisbon today, 8 November, to inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system to the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with President Rahmon of Tajikistan ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with President Rahmon of Tajikistan ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Tajikistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Tajikistan
6 November 2019

Ahead of the Paris Peace Forum, Mawlana Hazar Imam today met with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan. 

Prince Hussain presents a photograph to Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon.
Prince Hussain presents a photograph to Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portuguese President visit The Living Sea photo exhibition
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portuguese President visit The Living Sea photo exhibition
5 November 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa today enjoyed a tour of Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon.

Jamat of British Columbia awarded for contributions to world-class healthcare
Jamat of British Columbia awarded for contributions to world-class healthcare
29 October 2019

The VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation recognised the Ismaili community of British Columbia for its support of mental health initiatives and its contribution to the broader provincial community with the 2019 Leadership Award at the Telus Night of a Thousand Stars Gala in Vancouver on 26 October.

Group of counselors in Atlanta with participants during arrival playing Magic Box Activities.
Group of counselors in Atlanta with participants during arrival playing Magic Box Activities.
Camp Mosaic: Building character among the leaders of tomorrow
Camp Mosaic: Building character among the leaders of tomorrow
29 October 2019

Camp Mosaic is about lifelong relationships, built piece by piece, through meaningful conversations and interactions — a place where Ismaili youth in regions across the USA create bonds with each other and find their calling.

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