2019
Eurasian Legend Award,  Eurasia Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan

2018 – 2019
Member of the Honorary Board, INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World

2016
Rank of officier in the Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur by French president François Hollande

2015
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, Franklin University, Lugano, Switzerland

2014
Laureate of the Dialogue of Cultures Award at the French Assembly

2013
Queens College president’s Medal in Recognition of His Outstanding Service to Humanity

2012
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
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2010
Queens College president’s award

2009
Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St
Sylvester (KCSS)
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2007
High Sheriff of Greater London Award

2006
Member of Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors, Oxford

2005
Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford

2005
Honorary Doctor of the University of the Arts, London

2004
Knight of the Equestrian Order of Pope St Sylvester (KSS)

2003
Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Francis I (KCFO)
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2003
Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters, Boston University
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1996
Trustee of the City of Jerusalem

1991
Honorary Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London