Compromise is essential. Belonging is the goal.
In diverse societies, people with different identities and viewpoints must find ways to live together. The work of pluralism is to find a balance between competing values. Institutional mechanisms help to choose between competing values, but pluralism is not created by institutions alone. The content of those choices is important.
The goal of pluralism is belonging. Building inclusive societies requires both institutional responses (“hardware”) and behavioural change (“software”) to ensure that every person is recognized and feels they belong.
Board of Directors
The Centre is governed by an international Board of Directors chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan.
The Centre’s operations are supported by a small team headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.