Words of Wisdom: The development of civil society can also help meet the challenge of cultural diversity

His Highness the Aga Khan at Graduation Ceremony of the Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) Programme at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France“Civil and private institutions have unique capacities for spurring social progress – even when governments falter. For one thing, because they are intimately connected to the warp and woof of daily life, they can predict new patterns with particular sensitivity.

 

The development of civil society can also help meet the challenge of cultural diversity, giving diverse constituencies effective ways to express and preserve their distinct identities.”

–His Highness the Aga Khan at Graduation Ceremony of the Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) Programme at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France June 15, 2007

via AKDN’s Speeches & Interviews: http://www.akdn.org/press-centre/speeches

http://www.akdn.org/speech/his-highness-aga-khan/graduation-ceremony-institut-detudes-politiques-de-paris-sciences-po

Photo source: AKDN: His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at Graduation Ceremony of the Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) Programme at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

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