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Several AKDN agencies and affiliates are active in the USA. Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA), established in 1981 as a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international organization is committed to the struggle against hunger, disease and illiteracy, primarily in Africa and Asia.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance, which provides aid after disasters usually in developing world contexts, was involved in relief operations after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture, at Harvard and MIT, works to improve the study of Islamic architecture and cultures while the on-line archive and forum provides a global resource on the study of architecture of the Islamic world.

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1825 K St., N.W.
Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: 202.293.2537
Facsimile: 202.785.1752


News Archives

Aga Khan to Deliver Ogden Lecture at Brown University
07 March 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan will visit Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on March 10, 2014 to deliver the 88th Stephen A. Ogden ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at the invitation of Brown University President Dr. Christina Paxson. 2.0: Leading Website on Architecture, Design and Conservation Issues in the Muslim World Relaunched
31 January 2014 -, the Leading Website on Architecture, Design and Conservation Issues in the Muslim World, has been restructured and reimagined.

New Aga Khan Music Initiative Project Brings Music from Syria and Iran to the United States
06 December 2013 - “Sound: the Encounter”, the Aga Khan Music Initiative’s latest addition to its international performance roster, begins a three-city United States tour on December 7 with a world debut concert at the Asia Society in New York City.

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