“Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture”: To date, over 100 professionals from throughout the Muslim world have graduated from the Programme

Based at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) is dedicated to the study of Islamic art and architecture, urbanism, landscape design, conservation and the application of that knowledge to contemporary design projects.  The goals of the programme are to improve the teaching of Islamic…

Intercultural Musical Explorations in ‘Coffeehouse Opera’: Shakespeare’s Othello, An Ottoman Eunuch and Bektashi Sufism|Watch video

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents Intercultural Musical Explorations in ‘Coffeehouse Opera’: Shakespeare’s Othello, An Ottoman Eunuch and Bektashi Sufism Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol Emerson College and Dr. Robert Larabee New England Conservatory Composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol reimagined Shakespeare’s Othello in an Ottoman setting, with Othello as an African eunuch and Desdemona as an Italian…

“We’ve reached this situation where things are very, very tense, and obviously will affect students here,”— ‘Muslims wonder what’s ahead’|

Muslims wonder what’s ahead: As rhetoric rises nationally, members of Harvard community ponder how to safeguard and support the rights of all — Harvard Gazette When he was in school on Long Island, N.Y., Yaseen Eldik was just another kid. Then 9/11’s hijacked jets crashed into the twin towers, and life changed for the American-born…

Opinion of Ali S. Asani on The Harvard Remarks of the Aga Khan — Harvard Magazine|On Qur’an, Diversity. Pluralism, Single soul, Cosmopolitan ethic, Responsibility and more

During his Jodidi Lecture at Harvard’s Memorial Church, co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, on November 12, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims (and a member of the College class of 1959), addressed an issue, already rising steadily in prominence, that…

Aga Khan: We Can Achieve A More Cooperative World If We Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them — Huffington Post com article by Farah Mohamed

“The word ‘fragmentation’ seems to define our times.” During a visit with President Drew Faust, the Aga Khan looked through a photo book inside her Massachusetts Hall office. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer (…) With Friday’s attacks in Paris and Thursday’s attacks in Beirut, along with many others in recent months, the message of solidarity over…

Official videos: Aga Khan delivers 2015 Jodidi lecture at Harvard University and Conversation with Harvard Professor Diana Eck — AKDN org

Aga Khan and Harvard Professor Diana Eck in conversation Source: Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) ***** Also see earlier posts on PBSJ Blog: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” — His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts Conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan and Professor Diana L. Eck…

FULL EVENT VIDEO: Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture and apres lecture conversation with Diana L. Eck, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) — By NanoWisdoms org

Yesterday, in Cambridge, USA, in what we believe is the first time he has been invited to speak at his alma mater, Harvard University, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the prestigious Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture. The lecture was followed with a conversation with Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian…

Photos: His Highness the Aga Khan Speaks at Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, 12/11/2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Entitled “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”, his lecture covered the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism. His Highness the Aga Khan delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture…

“The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” — His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Mark Elliott, Vice Provost Michele Lamont, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Ali Asani, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion Members of the Harvard Community Distinguished Guests Thank you for your warm welcome. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to…

Research: Big Data Takes on Dengue Fever — by Zara Zhang at Harvard Magazine on Pakistan Mobile phone particularly helpful in tracking epidemics

The use of mobile phone data (left) proved more accurate for estimating the spatial spread of dengue fever than a traditional diffusion model (right). Graphic from Impact of human mobility on the emergence of dengue epidemics in Pakistan, published by PNAS Cell phones automatically keep track of the nearest cell tower, which is why phone…