On September 21, 2016, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. The prize will be given annually to an individual who has, through thought and dialogue, encouraged approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

 

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Adrienne Clarkson and Mawlana Hazar Imam in an onstage conversation at the awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks upon receiving the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship at Koerner Hall in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the Adrienne Clarkson Prize 
for Global Citizenship at a ceremony taking place in Toronto today. The event will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau​, Prime Minister of Canada, honours Mawlana Hazar Imam in a video message presented during the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship ceremony in Toronto on 21 September 2016.

Toronto, 21 September 2016 — Before a distinguished gathering at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with an award bearing her name and representing the convictions that she has long championed.

Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. The ceremony will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.

One ultimate requirement for any effective democracy is the capacity to compromise. Social order rests in the end either on oppression or accommodation. But we can never find that balancing point – where the interests of all parties are recognised – unless competing leaders and their diverse followers alike, are committed to finding common ground. That common ground, in my view, is the global aspiration for a better quality of life – from the reduction of poverty to quality longevity – built upon opportunities that will provide genuine hope for the future.

Speech by Prince Amyn at the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on 12 September 2014.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, on Friday, 12 September 2014.

Citation for His Highness the Aga Khan delivered by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson at a special convocation of Trinity College at the University of Toronto on 25 November 2013, on the occasion of the conferring of an honorary degree upon Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park on Friday, 28 May 2010.

On 21 October 2009, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, the 26th Governor General of Canada presented a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London. Her talk focused on how Canada’s experience of evolving into a welcoming, pluralistic, post-modern society in the 21st Century can inform the creation of a new global citizenry based on openness, generosity, and mutual respect and well-being.

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On 21 October 2009, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, the 26th Governor General of Canada will present a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London. Her talk will focus on how Canada’s experience of evolving into a welcoming, pluralistic, post-modern society in the 21st Century can inform the creation of a new global citizenry.