Lectures

2016
SOAS University, London. “The Art of collecting” (07/12/16)

2016
Asia House London. “The Art of collecting”

2016
Sainsbury Institute Norwich, Study of Japanese Arts & Culture. “Japonisme: the arts of Meiji and the rise of the modern artist”

2015
Class of 2015 Franklin university commencement ceremony

2015
Corpus Christi College, Oxford – “The Art of Collecting”

2015
UNESCO Day of Reflection on Intercultural Dialogue and Fragmented Societies Paris, France – “The Real Weapon of Mass Destruction is Ignorance”

2014
Euro-Mediterranean meeting of Projet Aladin – Dialogue Among Cultures Award 2014 Acceptance Speech, Paris, France

2014
‘Institut Francais’ London – “The Art of Collecting”

2013
Launch of the UNESCO forum on Building Knowledge Societies for Sustainable Human Development, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia – “Knowledge to harness human development and peace”

2013
Launch of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013 – 2022) 2013, UNESCO International Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan – “Art and Culture and their role in fostering understanding”

2013
UNESCO International Congress, Hangzhou, China – “Culture: Key to Sustainable Development”

2013
Class of 2013 Queens College commencement ceremony

2012
High-Level Debate “Contemporary Challenges and Approaches to Building a Lasting Culture of peace” –UNESCO International Day of Peace at the United Nations New York

2011
Passion for Perfection: Islamic Art from the Khalili Collection – De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008
HRH Mohammed Bin Zayed, Majlis, Al Butten Palace, Abu Dhabi -“A glorious Tradition:Islamic Art through the Ages”

2007
Queens College New York – “The Art Of The Possible: Bridging Cultural Divides”

2005
Queens College New York – “Art and Culture of Islam and its contribution to the West”

2004
Roscoe Lecture at Liverpool Cathedral – “The Art of Islam: a Glorious Tradition”

2001
School of Oriental and African Studies, London – “The Art of Collecting”

2001
Portland Art Museum, USA – “The Art of Meiji”

2000
Bilbao, Spain – “Spanish Damascene from The Khalili Collection”

1999
Wilmington, Delaware, USA – “Splendors of Meiji: Treasures of Imperial Japan”

1999
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel – “Indian Miniatures”

1996
Malmö, Sweden – “Swedish Textile Art”

1996
Israel Museum, Jerusalem – “Empire of the Sultans”
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1995
Victoria & Albert Museum, London – “Islamic Art through the Centuries” (under the auspices of The Board of Deputies of British Jews to mark the First Anniversary of the Israel–Jordan Peace Treaty)

1995
Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Switzerland – “The Art and History of Islam”

1992
Islamic Seminar in Kuching, Malaysia – “Art of Islam”