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Aga Khan delivers Peterson Lecture 2008

Indu Shahani, Monique Seefried, Aga KhanThe Peterson lectures were inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the commitment of Alec Peterson to the IB, as its first director general from 1966–77.

(Picture - left to right Indu Shahani, Monique Seefried and the Aga Khan)
He had been attracted to the “IB project” because it encompassed so much of his own desire for a broad-based education favouring critical thinking skills, community service and an international perspective. 

On our 40th Anniversary, at the Annual General Meeting in Atlanta, the Peterson Lecture was delivered by our guest lecturer His Highness the Aga Khan.


The Aga Khan's speech was introduced by Monique Seefried, the Chairman of the IB Board

Read Monique Seefried's introduction

The Aga Khan's lecture was titled “Global Education and the Developing World”.

Read the Aga Khan's speech