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2005-01-(25-26) Vincent Scully Prize

2005, January 29: Aga Khan, the prince of architecture, was honoured for his work in a eld that can 'improve the quality of life' and 'mirror the plurality of cultural traditions.' The Great Hall of the National Building Museum is a breathtaking space. The ceiling rises 15 storeys above the floor at its tallest point, and its interior Corinthian columns are among the tallest in the world.

Speech by Prince Amyn in Houston 2022-07-11

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Shortly after his arrival in Houston yesterday, Prince Amyn met with Houston Mayor, the Honorable Sylvester Turner at City Hall. During their meeting, the Mayor bestowed Prince Amyn with an Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston.

Prince Amyn is in Houston to review progress on the construction of the Ismaili Center, Houston — a new building incorporating spaces for social and cultural gathering, intellectual engagement, reflection, and spiritual contemplation being built by the Ismaili Community across from Buffalo Bayou Park in the heart of Houston.

Speech by Prince Amyn Muhammad during the discussion of the Houston Ismaili Center with Mayor Turner 2022-07-11

Prince Amyn Aga Khan shares his reflections on The Ismaili Center Houston at a development luncheon held  on 2022-07-11
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Houston, Texas
11th August 2022

Bismillah-ir-Raheman nir Rahim

Mayor Turner, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Thank you very much.

Like you, dear Mayor, dear friends, I am amazed by the film that we just saw. I don’t know how it was made. My worry is that people who saw it would think that the building was already there. And when they finally see the building in a year and a bit, they will say “where have all the yellow flowers gone?” They were so pretty (laughter)

Prince Amyn's speech in Houston for Ismaili Centre development 2022-08-11

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Prince Amyn joined Honorable Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner earlier today to engage in a dialogue around what the Center will represent.

President Al-Karim Alidina of the Ismaili Council for the USA welcomed guests to the luncheon hosted in downtown Houston, and expressed the Jamat’s gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam for establishing the first high-profile Center in the United States.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan bestowed an Honorary Citizenship to the City of Houston 2022-08-10

Prince Amyn Aga Khan welcomed to Houston and bestowed an Honorary Citizenship to the City of Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner is at Houston City Hall.

19h · Houston, TX, United States ·

Today, I welcomed Prince Amyn Aga Khan to Houston and bestowed an Honorary Citizenship to the City of Houston in recognition of his “unselfish public service for the benefit and welfare of humanity," and selected him as a Goodwill Ambassador of Houston.

Prince Amyn exemplifies the values of pluralism and inclusivity that also make the City of Houston one of the most diverse metropolitans in the world.

Hazar Imam's Remarks upon receiving the Rockefeller Leadership Award 2012-10-22

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Thank you so much

As I have done my work, over the past decades, I’ve concluded that one of the most important forces in development is civil society. If you think about the countries around the world which have had fragile governments but which have still made progress, there are umpteen examples of countries which have made progress, because they have had strong civil society.

Remarks by His Highness The Aga Khan on being the recipient of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012-10-22

H.H. The Aga Khan being awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012-10-22

ROCKEFELLER BRIDGING LEADERSHIP AWARD
New York, U.S.A.
October 22, 2O12

Thank you so much

As I have done my work, over the past decades, I’ve concluded that one of the most important forces in development is civil society. If you think about the countries around the world which have had fragile governments but which have still made progress, there are umpteen examples of countries which have made progress, because they have had strong civil society.

US President Obama announces partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network 2014-09-23

President Barack Obama of the USA
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https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/

The President announced a new, groundbreaking initiative to support and connect civil society across the globe through the launch of Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers, in partnership with the Government of Sweden and the Aga Khan Development Network. Over the next two years, up to six networked Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers will be created worldwide.

The Aga Khan University Signs MOU with Baylor College of Medicine 2022-04-07

Baylor College of Medicine
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bcm.edu

Baylor College of Medicine announces the signing of a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Aga Khan University for the exchange of expertise and collaboration on health sciences teaching, research, writing and distribution, and international development.

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Hazar Imam in Harvard sports shirt where he was a member of the soccer team and rowing clubr

Prince Rahim met with United Nations Secretary General Mr António Guterres at the UN’s Headquarters in New York

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

Prince Rahim conveyed special greetings from Mawlana Hazar Imam, which the Secretary General warmly reciprocated.

During the meeting, Mr Guterres and Prince Rahim spoke about the longstanding partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the United Nations, and discussed ways in which to enhance collaboration between the agencies of the two institutions to improve the quality of life of marginalised communities in particular, in Asia and Africa.

Speech at the Graduation ceremony at the School of International and Public Affairs, USA 2006-05-15

H.H. the Aga Khan delivering the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs’ Commencement Address, Riverside
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Dean Anderson,
Faculty Members,
Graduating Students and Parents,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen

I am deeply honoured to be here and deeply grateful for your invitation. This is a memorable day both in your personal lives and in the life of this School—and I am pleased to share in it.

They say that a good graduation speaker is someone who can talk in someone else’s sleep. I hope we can break that pattern today.

America’s First Ismaili Center will be Architectural Jewel for Houston 2021-11-18

Ismaili Center Houston
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Indo American News

Houston: The Ismaili Center Houston’s architecture and gardens will set a new bar in a city increasingly devoted to modern design and lush green spaces.

Plans announced for Houston to house America's first Ismaili Center 2021-11-16

Design of new Ismaili Centre in Houston Credit: the.ismali
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KHOU 11 khou.com

His Highness the Aga Khan commissioned the center as place for civic outreach and multi-cultural understanding.

HOUSTON — Houston is soon to be home for the first Ismaili Center in the U.S.

Plans for the center were unveiled on Monday by world-renowned architect Farshid Moussavi. It's set to be built on Allen Parkway and Montrose Boulevard with commissioning from His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Once it's complete, it'll join its counterparts in London (UK), Lisbon (Portugal), Dubai (UAE), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Vancouver and Toronto (Canada).

Birthday of Princess Salwa 2015-04-05

Princess Salwa in her early years

Princess Salwa was born Kendra Spears in Seattle, Washington August 5th 1988. She attended Portland State University.. She grew up in Seattle and got a degree in sociology from the University of Washington.

Princess Salwa Aga Khan married Rahim Aga Khan on August 31, 2013.

Archnet was created in 2002 a global electronic resource designed to bridge cultural, civilisational and digital divides.

Archnet was created in 2002 a global electronic resource designed to bridge cultural, civilisational and digital divides.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims; Charles M. Vest, President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and Lawrence H. Summers, President of Harvard University 13 years to this day, launched ArchNet

Islam – The Religion of Equality — Prince Aly Khan 1958-05-27

Prince Aly Salomone Khan

Speech by H. R. H. Prince Aly Khan

Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Council of Islamic Affairs,

New York, May 27th 1958.

The late Prince Aly Khan (d. 1960) was the father of the present Aga Khan (IV), and eldest son of the previous Aga Khan (III) — who was also the Chairman of the League of Nations (1933 – 1936).

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for the honour you have done me by inviting me to be your guest at this luncheon and for the kind words you have said about me.


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