The Covid Culture Shock, hosted by the Ismaili Centre London, brings together leading voices from South Kensington’s world-renowned art and science district, featuring the Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Serpentine Galleries, Ismaili Centre, and Goethe Institut. It will be chaired by former UK Culture Minister Lord Vaizey. The Covid pandemic has sent shock waves around the world and left cultural venues fighting for survival. But it has also delivered new partnerships, digital innovations, and unforeseen connections with audiences and communities. Together, the panelists will explore the legacy of 2020, and how the crucible of Covid can be used to forge a new, thriving, and inclusive future for global culture, as well as the vital role of culture in creating hope and change in a post-Covid world. They will also address the issues facing cultural leaders around the world.
United Kingdom Institutional Programme Messages from the Chairperson of NCAB, Dr. Yasmin Dhanji, and from the Chairperson of AKSWB, Yasmin Ransome, ITREB talk - 'The Persistence of Faith' by Alwaez, Dr. Aman Haji and Diamond Jubilee Music Series: The Ayoub Sisters, November 2017.
Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) shares practical insights from recent research on the future of work, which aims to help individuals future-proof themselves in the face of potential job disruption and emerging opportunities.
How do we make our voices heard and make a difference? Find out by joining a conversation with the community and civic leaders. The panelists share personal experiences of how they became engaged in civic affairs, the impact they are having, and offer insights into how others can become involved to serve their communities.
In delivering the seventh Annual Pluralism Lecture, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addressed the links between pluralism and development, highlighting the dangers posed by growing inequalities in Part 2.
In delivering the seventh Annual Pluralism Lecture, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addressed the links between pluralism and development, highlighting the dangers posed by growing inequalities Part 1.
We journey into the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, where we explore the space through the lens of the architect Bruno Freschi. Through a virtual tour, and in conversation with CBC's Zahra Premji, Mr. Freschi shares his personal insights on how he brought to life Mawlana Hazar Imam's vision for the Centre, and what truly inspired him when he was designing this magnificent space. From the smallest details to the grandest idea, take a glimpse into the creative process that led to the design of the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver.
United Kingdom Institutional Programme, Message from the Chairperson of AKEB - Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj and AKYSB - Al-Karim Nathoo, ITREB talk - “Looking through today’s problems to tomorrow’s opportunities” by Alwaez Dr. Karim Gulamali and Mawlana Hazir Imam's Golden Jubilee visit Madagascar, 2007.
Ismaili Centre International Lecture Multilateral Diplomacy in A Complex world, by Professor Athar Sultan Khan at Ismaili Centre, Lisbon - 11 October 2019.
How do we make our voices heard and make a difference? Find out by joining a conversation with the community and civic leaders. The panelists share personal experiences of how they became engaged in civic affairs, the impact they are having, and offer insights into how others can become involved to serve their communities.
United Kingdom Institutional Program Message from the Chairperson of AKEPB - Salim Janmohamed, ITREB talk - Our Values in Everyday Life ('Unsere Werte und der Alltag') by Alwaeza Dr. Shogufa Mir Malekyar (in German with English subtitles) and Ismaili Centre, London, 25th Anniversary.
Focus on the importance of Islamic architecture and how it has evolved over the years. Additionally, discuss how Islamic architecture interacts with culture and society and stress the role of human agency in shaping that interplay on 12 November 2020.
Join us for a discussion with the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Diplomatic Representatives of Canada, Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as they illustrate how the local context shapes the networks work while understanding the broader connection between the global projects.
Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) shares practical insights from recent research on the future of work, which aims to help individuals future-proof themselves in the face of potential job disruption and emerging opportunities.
The Ismaili Centre 2020 Global Milad un-Nabi Lecture: The Quest for a Moral Economy in the Post-Covid Era with Prof. Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, CBE, a leading thinker and practitioner of Islamic Finance, will deliver a short presentation followed by a moderated discussion with Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee Chairman, Mr. Mahmood Ahmed 11 November 2020.
Dr. Karen Armstrong, an internationally acclaimed scholar and best-selling author of numerous books on religion, delivered the keynote address at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. Organised jointly by The Ismaili Centre and UAE Ministry of Tolerance, Dr. Armstrong spoke about the Charter of Compassion which she launched with religious leaders globally. The Charter has over two million signatures and brings to light the reason and urgency of practicing compassion in a polarised world.
United Kingdom: Institutional Programme – Message from ITREB Chairman - Rai Dr. Farhad Mawani, Alwaez Rai Kamaluddin Ali Muhammad: The Importance of Religious Education and London Diamond Jubliee video 2018.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center present a discussion with the 2020 Pulitzer Award for History recipient Dr. Caleb McDaniel, Rice University History Chair and Professor, about his most recent book Sweet Taste of Liberty. The book chronicles the life of Henrietta Wood, a woman who was born enslaved, freed before the Civil War, kidnapped and re-enslaved, and then freed again by the war. In a moderated discussion, Dr. McDaniel will touch on his work and research focused on the history and impact of slavery on the social, cultural, and civic life of the nation and generations of its citizens. The event will be moderated by Dr. Neelam Khoja, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and a graduate of Harvard University with a research focus on historically marginalized communities.
Navroz or “New Day” is Tajikistan’s biggest holiday, marking the beginning of spring. On these festive days spring comes entirely to the ancient Tajik land and it may be finally seen in its fine splendor. For the Tajiks, Navroz represents a festival of friendship and renewal of all living beings. The film shows the customs and traditions of celebrating Navroz in remote areas of the Pamir Mountains, which have undergone changes today.
Traditional to the Pamir Mountains is folk music consisting of dayereh, rubab, setor, ghijak, and nay. Hear the song of the famous Tajik singer, Shuhrat Sainakov, who reminds us that no matter what language we speak, music is the universal language of the spirit.

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