Host Rahim Ladhani sits down with Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Interim Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum, to explore how the Museum has fared through the pandemic, what lies ahead, and how the Museum continues to offer new insights and perspectives that connect cultures and bring communities together. We then journey through the Museum with a guided tour of the newest exhibition, taking performances in the auditorium and making a final stop at the Museum shop.
This week on Friday Night Reflections, join host Rahim Ladhani as he sits down with Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Interim Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum to explore how the Museum has fared through the pandemic, what lies on the horizon, and how the Museum continues to offer new insights and perspectives that connects cultures and brings communities together. We then journey through the Museum, with a guided tour of the newest exhibition, taking in a performance in the auditorium, and making a final stop at the Museum shop. This Friday, travel with us to Toronto to explore the treasures of the Museum from your very own home. And don't miss the quiz at the end to test your Museum knowledge!
This week in history, Mawlana Hazar Imam was among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was awarded the medal by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, noting that Mawlana Hazar Imam's "values of pluralism, multiculturalism, and strengthening civil society, are those we must all emulate." In this episode, we see highlights of the ceremony, then look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom, which outlines more of his work and achievements in the region. Edinburgh, 4th October 2005 at Scottish Parliament.
Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Asia Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award - the Society’s most esteemed - at the organization’s Game Changer Award ceremony in New York. The awards are presented annually to individuals, organizations, and movements, that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect Asia Society’s core pillars of policy and business, arts and culture, and education.
On February 26th, 2020, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust), and extended their partnership agreement to develop faculty across Central Asia for a further three years.
On February 26th, 2020, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust), and extended their partnership agreement to develop faculty across Central Asia for a further three years.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
Justice Albie Sachs, a senior member of the African National Congress and a key architect of Mandela’s post-apartheid Constitution, delivers the fifth Annual Pluralism Lecture in Toronto at the Aga Khan Museum.
Justice Albie Sachs, a senior member of the African National Congress and a key architect of Mandela’s post-apartheid Constitution, delivers the fifth Annual Pluralism Lecture in Toronto at the Aga Khan Museum.
A look into the restoration of the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s 16th-century garden tomb, the jewel of Mughal architecture that predates the Taj Mahal, and the inauguration ceremony.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote address to the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum, where he says that improving the quality of human life is the most important component of a successful democracy.
Today, on World Cancer Day, we look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to East Africa in 2011, where the Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi was inaugurated.
In Revitalising the Citadels of Syria, we looking into the AKTC's conservation work on the citadels of Aleppo, Salah ad-Din, and Masyaf. World of the Fatimids gives us an insight into the historical world of the Fatimids in Cairo and its significance in modern-day Islam.
The National Building Museum Washington, DC USA 25 January 2005, 15 years ago today, Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Vincent Scully Award in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence, urban and rural revitalization, and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a significant presence.
A dialogue between the mayors of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver on the way that the ongoing pandemic has shaped the way that they understand civic life.
Today we look back on the highlights of the opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.
On 15th January 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke at an event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’ (‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future”, which brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and German development partners. We then go back through the years to when Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the Die Quadriga prize in recognition of his life’s work in helping people in the poorest regions of the world.
13th January 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam received an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Ottawa.

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