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FILM AND PANEL- An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis, KSG, Dec. 3

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FILM & PANEL- An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis, KSG, Dec. 3

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Film and Panel:

An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis

Struggling for a common humanity in a divided world.

6 pm, Monday, December 3

JFK Jr. Forum, Kennedy School of Government

As the divides between the Muslim and non-Muslim world seem to be
getting more pronounced, it is time to hear the story of a Muslim
leader who has been persevering for fifty years to bridge the major
world divides through a philosophy he says is rooted in the conscience
of Islam. But who is the Aga Khan and who are the Ismaili Muslims? And
what do they have to say about this post 9/11 World? Can the story of
the Aga Khan point to a solution to the East-West divide?

This is the first documentary on the Aga Khan in 45 years and with a
rare and exclusive interview with him, the film will have its world
premiere on December 3 at the JFK Jr Forum, Kennedy School of Government.

The film trailer can be seen:

The film will be followed by a Panel Discussion on the themes of
religious tolerance, pluralism, and positive social change with:

Bill Cran: Emmy Award-Winning Director

Firas Ahmad: Deputy Editor of Islamica Magazine (KSG '05)

Ali Asani: Professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Languages and
Culture (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

Shamir Allibhai: Filmmaker and Producer (HDS '09)

Moderated by Jocelyne Cesari, Director of the Islam in the West
Program (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

This event is co-sponsored by the Divinity School, Initiative on
Religion and International Affairs, the Islam in the West Program, and
the Kennedy School Muslim Caucus. For more information about the
film, please go to . For more information about
the event, please contact .

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