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

2018 GCP Annual Lecture - Full video

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

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.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
4 October 2018

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
29 September 2018

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching at SOAS delivering an address at the celebratory event.
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
A historic milestone: Memorandum of Agreement signed between The Institute of Ismaili Studies and SOAS University of London
10 September 2018

On 6 September 2018, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) hosted a celebratory event at the Aga Khan Centre to commemorate the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between SOAS University of London and the IIS. The Memorandum of Agreement is a formal arrangement whereby SOAS will award MA degrees for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP).

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.

Aga Khan Centre opening ceremony

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Centre
28 June 2018

The Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 26 June 2018, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening of the Aga Khan Centre on 26 June 2018.
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
Aga Khan Centre inaugurated in King’s Cross, London
26 June 2018

Earlier today, the Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.

The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy the Centre's beautiful garden.
The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy the Centre's beautiful garden.
Ismaili Centre London participates in Open Garden Squares weekend
Ismaili Centre London participates in Open Garden Squares weekend
24 June 2018

Over the weekend of 9 and 10 June 2018, The Ismaili Centre London participated in the annual Open Garden Squares weekend, inviting the public to discover and enjoy ‘one of London’s best-kept secrets.’

Minister Hunter from the Government of Ontario and Amyn Merchant from the Aga Khan Academies renewed the partnership on mutually beneficial education initiatives.
Minister Hunter from the Government of Ontario and Amyn Merchant from the Aga Khan Academies renewed the partnership on mutually beneficial education initiatives.
The Aga Khan Academies and the Province of Ontario renew partnership to collaborate on education initiatives
The Aga Khan Academies and the Province of Ontario renew partnership to collaborate on education initiatives
17 May 2018

On 29 April 2018, the Province of Ontario and the Aga Khan Academies network of schools formally extended their partnership on mutually beneficial education projects, as part of the renewal of initiatives under an agreement between the Province and the Ismaili Imamat.

Shehrose Noormohamed, a Jubilee Heritage participant from Chicago, examines an 18th-century dagger and sheath at the Aga Khan Museum.
Shehrose Noormohamed, a Jubilee Heritage participant from Chicago, examines an 18th-century dagger and sheath at the Aga Khan Museum.
Young adults tour institutional buildings in Jubilee Heritage Programme
Young adults tour institutional buildings in Jubilee Heritage Programme
30 April 2018

Approximately 170 young adults from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the Jubilee Heritage Programme over the weekend of 13-15 April 2018. 

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
10 April 2018

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.

A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
21 March 2018

Today, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards.

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Students harness creativity for social change at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Students harness creativity for social change at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
28 February 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in Hyderabad 26 February for the third leg of his Diamond Jubilee trip to India. One of AKDN’s newest projects in India is the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, which he inaugurated in 2013. In this article we will look at some projects undertaken by students at the Academy that combine creativity and civic responsibility.

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