This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2009 University of Alberta Graduation Ceremony Address.

In this candid speech, the Aga Khan discusses the challenge of international development and its relationship to education identifying “four areas of concern” universities can help address:

  1. Governance and failure of democracy.
  2. The role of civil society in the development.
  3. Ethics and moral standards in the political and civil sectors.
  4. The centrality of pluralism.

Observing that we “live today in what has been called the Knowledge Society”, the Aga Khan notes that we have “also become more vulnerable to gaps in that knowledge, to what we might describe as knowledge deficits. Each of the four themes I have outlined today points to a specific knowledge deficit, and each deficit constitutes a challenging obstacle to progress, justice and stability in many countries and for many decades.”

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2009 University of Alberta Graduation Ceremony Address(Edmonton, Alberta)

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