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Hasan-uddin Khan, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University, Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design and principal at RMA Architects and Dr. Nasser Rabat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at MIT, share their views of the development of the impact of the AKAA on Architecture and the development of AKAA over its forty year history.
Hasan-uddin Khan, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University, Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design and principal at RMA Architects and Dr. Nasser Rabat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at MIT, share their views of the development of the impact of the AKAA on Architecture and the development of AKAA over its forty year history.
Discussion on the History and Significance of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Discussion on the History and Significance of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
24 May 2019

The Ismaili Council for the Northeast and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) hosted a panel discussion exploring the history and significance of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA). The standing-room-only event on October 4, 2018, closed out a three-month exhibition of “Design for Diversity” at BSA Space which highlighted the winners and shortlisted works from the 2014-2016 cycle of the AKAA.

Mission Moon model prepared by one of the five teams from New York Headquarters Jamatkhana that participated in the Expo.
Mission Moon model prepared by one of the five teams from New York Headquarters Jamatkhana that participated in the Expo.
Mission Moon: Ismaili Students Strive to Reach the Stars
Mission Moon: Ismaili Students Strive to Reach the Stars
21 April 2019

“Six- to nine-year-olds are like sponges, they are so smart and absorb everything going on around them. It’s the perfect age to expose them to new hobbies and interests.” -Shamrin Virani, Project Manager, Northeast

All New Yorkers were invited to a community Navroz celebration at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
All New Yorkers were invited to a community Navroz celebration at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Celebrating Navroz at Manhattan’s Children's Museum
Celebrating Navroz at Manhattan’s Children's Museum
22 March 2019

A Navroz Celebration for New York City, through crafts and music activities that showcase the diversity of expression in the Ismaili community.

A selection of the IIS books donated to the Boston Public Library in January.
A selection of the IIS books donated to the Boston Public Library in January.
Boston Jamat Donates IIS Books to Boston Public Library
Boston Jamat Donates IIS Books to Boston Public Library
17 March 2019

As an act of goodwill, community outreach, and to better inform the public about Islam and Shia Islam in particular, the Boston Jamat donated a selection of books published by the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) to the Boston Public Library (BPL) system in January 2019.

State Representative Safiya Wazir with US Senator Maggie Hassan. Photo: Becky Field.
State Representative Safiya Wazir with US Senator Maggie Hassan. Photo: Becky Field.
The Journey from a Refugee to a State Legislator
The Journey from a Refugee to a State Legislator
9 February 2019

At just six years old, Safiya Wazir fled from Afghanistan as a refugee of the civil war. Wazir lived in Uzbekistan for a decade before arriving in the USA as a high school student. At the age of 16, she had to master a new language, and become familiar with a new culture - and lots of snow.

Senator Anna M. Kaplan showed her appreciation for the Ismaili youth volunteers of Long Island, NY.
Senator Anna M. Kaplan showed her appreciation for the Ismaili youth volunteers of Long Island, NY.
New York Youth at State Senator Anna Kaplan’s Swearing-in
New York Youth at State Senator Anna Kaplan’s Swearing-in
7 February 2019

"When volunteers are taken seriously, the quality of their contribution and their own sense of satisfaction literally soar," said Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the International Association for Volunteer Effort World Conference in Edmonton, Canada, on August 25, 1998.

Jamati members get vision screenings.
Jamati members get vision screenings.
Richmond Family Health Fair: Expanding our knowledge of non-communicable diseases, mental health, and self-care
Richmond Family Health Fair: Expanding our knowledge of non-communicable diseases, mental health, and self-care
24 November 2018

Our quality of life depends on the decisions we make for our health. These decisions are based on the knowledge we possess about preventive measures for non-communicable diseases and cancer, awareness of mental health conditions, and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Without this knowledge, it is difficult for us to make well-informed decisions about our health.

The guests were hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, by President of the Ontario Ismaili Council, Sheherazade Hirji, and volunteers. They were given a tour of the Centre and an overview of the role of the six global Ismaili Centres and the values they represent.
The guests were hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, by President of the Ontario Ismaili Council, Sheherazade Hirji, and volunteers. They were given a tour of the Centre and an overview of the role of the six global Ismaili Centres and the values they represent.
California and New York visitors to the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto
California and New York visitors to the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, Toronto
13 November 2018

"I had previously read some of the speeches of His Highness the Aga Khan regarding religious pluralism and interfaith relations. However, visiting the Ismaili Centre in Toronto was a physical manifestation of the Aga Khan's embrace of artistic excellence, modernity, and the search for God."

Donald E. Miller, Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California (USC)

Lorna B. Goodman, Chair of the World Monuments Fund, presents the 2018 Hadrian Award to Prince Amyn.
Lorna B. Goodman, Chair of the World Monuments Fund, presents the 2018 Hadrian Award to Prince Amyn.
Prince Amyn honoured at World Monuments Fund’s Hadrian Gala
Prince Amyn honoured at World Monuments Fund’s Hadrian Gala
22 October 2018

The World Monuments Fund honoured Prince Amyn at the 31st annual Hadrian Gala on 23 October at the Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York City, in recognition of his lifelong support for cultural heritage.

Joint team picture taken in the spirit of unity and brotherhood after a hard fought soccer final between Richmond (white) and New York (blue).
Joint team picture taken in the spirit of unity and brotherhood after a hard fought soccer final between Richmond (white) and New York (blue).
Northeast Jamat comes together for Regional Sports Tournament
Northeast Jamat comes together for Regional Sports Tournament
6 October 2018

On the weekend of August 25, over 500 hundreds of athletes, volunteers, and spectators from across the Northeast came together to compete in the 2018 Northeast Regional Sports Tournament, held at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This was the first ever two-day tournament held for the Northeast region, providing more opportunities for all involved. Most athletes competed in multiple sports over both days with hundreds of families and friends who joined as spectators to show their support for each other and come together as one Jamat.

The exhibit exposes the community to architectal diversity celebrating art and culture.
The exhibit exposes the community to architectal diversity celebrating art and culture.
Boston’s “Design for Diversity” exhibit promotes pluralism and cultural awareness
Boston’s “Design for Diversity” exhibit promotes pluralism and cultural awareness
17 August 2018

Most recently, the Boston Society for Architects (BSA) collaborated with the Aga Khan Council to host an exhibit titled “Design for Diversity,” which showcases the winners and shortlisted projects of the 2014-2016 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA). 

Councilwoman Anna Kaplan offering remarks during the I-CERV Earth Day Park Beautification in Long Island in April 2018.
Councilwoman Anna Kaplan offering remarks during the I-CERV Earth Day Park Beautification in Long Island in April 2018.
Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York City honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York City honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award
7 August 2018

Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York Jamatkhana were presented with this award, signed by the President of the United States, at a ceremony on June 30, 2018 at Great Neck Library, Long Island.

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