Gerhard Schroder, former chancellor of Germany, June 2014

I am particularly pleased that the 2014 Award for the dialogue of cultures goes to Professor Nasser David Khalili. In the person of Professor Khalili, we are honouring a truly remarkable leader in reaching out boldly across cultural and religious divides and proving that, as he has said himself, what we have in common is far greater than what divides us. He is the perfect laureate for the Aladdin award for the dialogue of cultures.

Gerhard Schroder, former chancellor of Germany, June 2014