The Aga Khan — spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims worldwide and renowned for his leadership of a global network of organizations working in education and development — will be presented with the first annual Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on Wednesday in Toronto.
Clarkson, Canada’s former governor general, said that when picking a recipient for the new award in her name she was looking for an international figure who models the qualities of a good citizen and who makes the lives of others better.
In an interview with the Star, she highlighted the need to welcome newcomers from other countries, with the displacement and resettlement of millions now a pressing issue around the world.
“Basically we have a situation in the world now where we are seeing movement, and we have to take the traits of good citizenship wherever we go,” Clarkson said.
She noted that Ismaili Muslims have their own experiences of diplacement — many were expelled from East Africa in the early ’70s.
Profile of His Highness the Aga Khan-21 September 2016 - As part of the ceremony of the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship presented to His Highness, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson prepared this video profile of His Highness the Aga Khan.
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