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Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered this years commencement address at Harvard University. Her advice to the graduates was spiked with indirect criticism of Donald Trump’s policies. She spoke of halting global warming, eradicating starvation, eliminating diseases, giving people, especially girls, access to education…

I am one of those children who was a student attending Aga Khan schools in Kenya, and with His Highness support and guidance, went on to study and teach here at Harvard – Ali Asani

Remarks by Ali Asani,  Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures Introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University Thursday, 12 November 2015 — The Ismaili org Professor Ali Asani introduces Mawlana Hazar Imam before the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard…

Battling religious illiteracy: A Q&A with Ali Asani about the worldwide erosion of pluralism when it comes to respecting beliefs — Harvard Gazette

File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer “Religious illiteracy is very dangerous for our society, our world,” said Harvard Professor Ali Asani. “It leads to thinking about religious traditions as monoliths.” Asani sat down for a Q&A in advance of a Nov. 12 visit to Harvard by religious leader Aga Khan. Asani, a professor of…

USA: Harvard’s $2.5-Billion Arts and Sciences Campaign — Harvard Magazine com

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith delivers his campaign address in Sanders Theatre. Photograph by Scott Eisen/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications Speaking on the morning of October 26, Dean Michael D. Smith introduced the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) $2.5-billion capital campaign—the largest component of the $6.5-billion Harvard Campaign (unveiled on September 21) and a…

Zakaria Shares Message of Hope in Commencement Speech – Havard Magazine

Journalist Fareed Zakaria, Ph.D. ’93, LL.D. ’12, painted an upbeat picture of today’s world in his Commencement address on May 24. In summing up the world graduates are entering, many speakers focus on doom and gloom: degree candidates “are told they are graduating into the slowest economic recovery since World War II,” he said, then…

Islamophobia, Anti-Americanism, Arab Spring – Harvard Magazine Com News

 Nicholas Burns, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and Ali Asani participated in a panel on Islamophobia, anti-Americanism, and the Arab Spring at Loeb House on February 8. Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard News Office Islamophobia is a problem in the United States, and anti-Americanism is a problem in the Arab world. Those conflicting realities were the idea…

Watch three Videos by Prof. Stefan Wild on ‘The History of the Qur’an’, ‘The Language of the Qur’an’ and ‘The Qur’an Today’ – H.A.R. Gibb Lecture Series

Stefan Wild was from 1968 to 1973 director of the German Oriental Institute in Beirut/Lebanon, from 1974-1977 Professor at the University of Amsterdam, from 1977-2002 Professor of Semitic Languages and Islamic Studies at the University of Bonn and is now Professor Emeritus at Bonn University. He has written a study of Lebanese Place-Names, has worked…

2011-2012 Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Historical Research in Islamic Art and Architecture – AKPIA

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University (AKPIA) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the 2011-2012 academic year. AKPIA invites applications for fellowships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard University. Grants are intended principally for overseas scholars–preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries–to…