The Ismoili Center of Dushanbe is one of several like it around the world. The spiritual leader of the Ismoilis is the Agha Khan, who lives in Switzerland and went to Harvard. He has a development network that does lots of good work around the globe in health, microfinance and other sectors.
The new Center is far and away the most beautiful and architecturally interesting building in Dushanbe
More photographs and blog post at Jesse and Diana in Tajikistan: Ismoili Center.