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His Highness the Aga Khan Honored by WMF's famous Hadrian Award
His Highness Aga Khan's Speech at the Hadrian Award Presentation
David Rockefeller Speech at Hadrian Award Ceremony
Lord Rothschild's Message to His Highness Aga Khan
Cyrus Vance's Remarks
Michel David-Weil's Address

Message from Lord Rothschild to His Highness The Aga Khan

on the Occasion of the Hadrian Award

October 25, 1996

May I say as a Jew how particularly delighted I am that you,

such a distinguished Moslem, should be receiving this year's

Hadrian Award.  I convey this message to you with even

greater feeling in these troubled times.

You follow the great tradition of service in international

affairs set by your family, and you have made a major

contribution yourself to the growth of Islamic civilization

and indeed to the well-being of all Moslems.  In addition,

your development network with its institutions has worked

for the common good of all citizens, regardless of their

origin or religion.  You cover an extraordinary range from

arhcitecture to education, to health, to the promotion of

private sector enterprise and rural development.  In the

particular context of the Hadrian Award you have taken an

unstinting interest in cultural issues, perhaps most of all

in architecture, where your contribution is appreciated

throughout the world.

Therefore, I have no hesitation in saying that you

unreservedly deserve the accolade that has been given to you

today.  I only wish that I could have been there with you to

join in the celebrations and to congratulate you in person.

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