This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2009 Acceptance Address on his Investiture as a Foreign Member to the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon.

In this enlightening speech, the Aga Khan notes that those in public offices of developing countries tasked with building well governed nations states and competently managed economies, were hampered by an “enormous knowledge deficit.” Consequently, the Aga Khan asks the questions: “A deficit of what knowledge? What knowledge is necessary in these environments, so that in the decades ahead we can look towards stable nation states around the world?”

The Aga Khan offers his conclusion that the “deficit of knowledge is in many areas which are not being offered in education, which are not being taught” and highlights three of these areas.

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2009 Acceptance Address on his Investiture as a Foreign Member to the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

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