Keywords: global, vision, harmony
Abstract: Professor Nanji's address here focuses on the theme of Unity in Diversity. In a changing global environment, which seems to be threatened by all kinds of fragmentation and lack of hope, a university provides a meeting point for individuals from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to engage in a dialogue and to build a broader vision that embodies all these traditions.
Professor Azim Nanji serves currently as Special Advisor to the Provost at the Aga Khan University. Most recently he served as Senior Associate Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University 2008-2010 and also lectured on Islam in the Department of Religious Studies. He was previously the of Director of the Institute of Ismaili Studies from 1998 - 2008.