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… Read more »
From Jerusalem, the city of light and hope, I send you the expression of my admiration. I pay homage to the board of directors of the Aladdin project for choosing you as the 2014 laureate of the Dialogue of Cultures Award; it is a truly merited act of gratitude for all that you have done… Read more »
Tonight we are celebrating the outstanding achievements of a deeply humanist man of culture and science, without whom the major exhibition of Hajj at the Arab world institutes (institut de monde arabe) could never have taken place. Professor Khalili has shown a unique determination to forge dialogue between cultures and religions and to improve the… Read more »
In recognition of his service to humanity through art, culture and philanthropy, and in acknowledgement of his exceptional journey as one of our most distinguished alumni, we are proud today to present Nasser David Khalili with the Queens College President’s Medal.
I was so pleased to learn that professor Khalili was to receive the ‘Maimonides-Averroes Award’. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award. David is passionate about the cause of peace and has made a remarkable contribution to improving dialogue, understanding and respect between those of different faiths. I have discussed these issues… Read more »
…what prof. Khalili (David) represents… he is more than a collector, art historian, business man, of diverse cultural background… he’s just a HUMANIST and this is what is so wonderful about him. …in 17th Century France, there is a very interesting description of people (such as David) – an honest MAN, meaning a man of… Read more »
My Dear David, what can I say – here stands a Galileo. I have know you for many years when the late holy father Pope John Paul II of blessed memory created you a Knight of St Sylvester. I said of you at that time, if you remember, that you had in one person the… Read more »