India: A Liberation of Horizons — By Saif Lakhani on The Ismaili | 14 students and young professionals from the India Jamat, were selected for Harvard University

In early January, 14 students and young professionals from the India Jamat, were selected among thousands, for Harvard University’s, ‘Harvard U.S. India Initiative’ (HUII). Ten of them were students from AKEB,I’s ‘Reach for the Stars Mentorship Programme’ (RFS). Saif Lakhani, an RFS alumni, reflects on how programmes like RFS, are opening corridors to powerful opportunities…

Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News | Angela Merkel Makes Swipe At President Trump At Harvard — NBC News, Watch Videos

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…