“[T]he Aga Khan’s personal position is unique in the world today … This man is a bridge between North and South, East and West. His leadership is beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. In a world torn by division, hostility, war and fear of nuclear holocaust, he is a shining beacon of inspiration and of hard-headed accomplishment in improving the lot of humankind, in elevating the quality of civilised life and in uplofting all peoples of the world to cherish the brotherhood of man.”
– David Johnston, then Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, Nov 1, 1983.
re: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by McGill University.