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Join us for our next Pluralism Forum featuring former Prime Minister of Tunisia, Mehdi Jomaa, on the prospects for pluralism post-Arab Spring. 
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Read UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, reflect on the Syrian refugee crisis from last year's Annual Lecture and Globe op-ed
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About Pluralism

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Pluralism is an umbrella concept for various approaches to inclusive citizenship through mutual respect. Every society must choose its own path.
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The Centre is renovating the former Canadian war museum building to create a global destination for dialogue. Learn more about the project here.
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John McNee at IDEA-2015-SEP-21The Centre's Secretary-General John McNee gave a talk at the International IDEA

"A country’s success in the future will depend on its ability to deal with pluralism.” The Centre’s Secretary-General John McNee was in Stockholm on September 21 speaking to International IDEA about diversity, pluralism and democratic transitions. Find out more about IDEA.


 the Aga Khan  International Democracy Forum Global Centre for PluralismHis Highness the Aga Khan delivers a speech at the International Democracy Forum

His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a thoughtful speech about the challenges facing democracy in the world at the International Democracy Forum held in Athens, Greece from September 13 to 15. On the role of pluralism in supporting democracy, he said, “At the heart of a democratic ethic is a commitment to genuine dialogue to achieve a better quality of life, even across new barriers of distance and diversity.” Read the full speech.


Annualreport2014 highlightsRead the Global Centre for Pluralism's 2014 Annual Report 

The Annual Report features highlights of our programming in 2014 and presents an update on the performance of the Centre’s endowment fund. 

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Marwan Muasher highlightsDr. Marwan Muasher joins Board of Directors

The Global Centre for Pluralism is delighted to welcome Dr. Marwan Muasher, vice-president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former deputy prime minister of Jordan, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Muasher brings a wealth of international experience to the Centre. Read more > 



sahadeo paper highlightsHistory and Memory in Kyrgyzstan

How the past is interpreted plays a role in defining the nation and who belongs to it. The Centre commissioned a paper by Dr. Jeff Sahadeo on the shaping of national identity by historical narrative, and the country’s pathways to pluralism. Read the paper or browse our In Brief report. 



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Is Kenya's constitution a support to pluralism?

Kenya's 2010 constitution defines an inclusive nation with an accountable state. Does it go far enough? Our April 3rd 2014 Pluralism Forum panellists -- Yash Pal Ghai of Katiba Institute and Karuti Kanyinga and Patricia Kameri-Mbote of the University of Nairobi – say yes and no. Find out more >



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