Ismaili Centres Archive
Gianluca Parolin from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations at the Aga Khan University spoke at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Thursday, 24 November 2016.
Dubai, 20 November 2016 — A book launch was held for Into that Heaven of Freedom, written by Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, a renowned South African-born scholar and winner of the prestigious Gandhi King Ikeda Award for Peace.
Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia and Diplomatic Representative of the AKDN in the Kyrgyz Republic will speak at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 22 November 2016. The event is due to begin at 7:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.
Dubai, 17 November 2016 — Her Excellency Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to the United Arab Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Burnaby, 17 November 2016 — Dr Ross Burns, a career diplomat who served with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, lent his unique and authoritative perspective on the study of the Syrian city of Aleppo and its architecture.
Dubai, 16 November 2016 — His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada to Dubai and Northern Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Unfortunately, this webcast event has been cancelled. TheIsmaili.org regrets any inconvenience caused, and appreciates your interest in the event.
Dubai, 15 November 2016 — His Excellency Can Dizdar, Turkish Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and His Excellency Erdem Ozan, Consul General of Turkey to Dubai visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.
Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre, brilliantly performed by Miriam Khalil and an ensemble of 11 musicians, currently being presented at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre by Against the Grain Theatre, is a perfect and tremendously satisfying example of just that cultural transcendence, the antidote to the sad burden of reality that drums at us from our TVs, smartphones and newspapers every hour.
Professor Patrick Pietroni, director of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion and his colleague John Ballatt discuss The role of compassion in improving physical and mental health at the Ismaili Centre, London on 7 July 2016.
Burnaby, 6 October 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby partnered with MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest entrepreneurial and innovations hub, for the national launch of the MaRS Financial Technology Canada series. The event attracted over 140 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators and policy leaders from Vancouver and across Canada.
Over the next several days, ordinary Londoners can step out of their busy work days and slip into the serenity of the Ismaili Centre, to be whisked away by the sounds of MUSIC@ONE — inspired by the Silk Road.
Long after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, its rhythms and melodies resonate. Samira Noorali spoke with the musicians to get behind-the-scenes feel for how that musical magic was created.
Dancers perform a piece inspired by the colours, patterns and diversity of a kaleidoscope at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, in Dubai.
South Asian Dance performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29 July 2016.
Dubai, 27 October 2016 — Their Excellencies Bahodur M. Sharifi, Tajik Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Bahodu Safarzoda, Tajik Consul General to Dubai, and Yasmin Dalila, Acting Consul General (Chargé d’Affaires) from Rwanda visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Dubai, 26 October 2016 — His Excellency Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portugal’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and his wife Paula Moreira de Lemos visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Burnaby, 22 October 2016 — What role will the library play in our lives in the ever-evolving digital age? Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, tackled the topic The Future of the Library in the Digital Age at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.