Islamic Law and Its Implementation in Asia and the Middle East

International Conference, Friday, 6 October 2017 British Institute of International and Comparative Law & Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law In conjunction with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the editors of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) invite submissions for the above conference to be held … Continue reading Islamic Law and Its Implementation in Asia and the Middle East

The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law, and Gender

Elizabeth H. Shlala, Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies  April 4, 2017 |12:30 to 2:00 pm | CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St Cambridge, MA 02138 Elizabeth H. Shlala earned a PhD in History from Georgetown University. She has held academic positions at London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, … Continue reading The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law, and Gender

Call for Panels: Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law

October 26-28, 2017 American University Washington College of Law Washington D.C. The American Society of Comparative Law and American University College of Law invites all interested scholars to consider submitting a panel proposal for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law that will be held between Thursday, October 26, and Saturday, … Continue reading Call for Panels: Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law

Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series: Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

Speaker: Professor Brinkley Messick, Professor in Anthropology and  Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University Date and Time: 22 March, 5-7pm Location: CGIS South, S020 - Belfer Case Study Room Professor Brinkley Messick specializes in the anthropology of law, legal history, written culture, and the circulation and interpretation of Islamic law.  He is … Continue reading Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series: Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

EVENT: The JFK Jr. Forum: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan at the Harvard Kennedy School's JFK Jr. Forum on February 15th, co-sponsored by ILSP: SHARIAsource. Though the crowd numbered far less than the Democratic National Convention's, Khan was no less eloquent. He recounted for the crowd his experience leading up to the Democratic National Convention and its aftermath. Under Intisar Rabb's, Harvard Law School Professor … Continue reading EVENT: The JFK Jr. Forum: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

17 Feb 2017: Amna Akbar on U.S. Law Enforcement’s Counter-Radicalization Efforts

This event was part of a series of lunchtime discussions for students and the public on Islamic law by faculty with research and clinical orientations. In its series of lunch-time talks, ILSP: SHARIAsource recently hosted noted civil rights scholar and attorney Amna Akbar, Assistant Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of … Continue reading 17 Feb 2017: Amna Akbar on U.S. Law Enforcement’s Counter-Radicalization Efforts

IN SUMMARY: High Level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred, UN

Tuesday 17 January 2017, United Nations, New York, NY Sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada, the US, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Delegation of the EU to the UN A number of UN and government representatives, in the waning days of the Obama Administration, organized a meeting that brought together a range … Continue reading IN SUMMARY: High Level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred, UN

IN SUMMARY:: Policy Roundtable: Understanding Sharīʿa: Implications for Policy and Conflict Resolution 

Policy Roundtable  :: Understanding Sharia: Implications for Policy and Conflict Resolution | Tues, Dec 13 | 12.00 noon-1.45p. Co-sponsored by Harvard Law School, Islamic Legal Studies Program: SHARIAsource and the United States Institute of Peace. Intisar Rabb, Founding Editor-In-Chief, SHARIAsource, Professor of Law, HLS Leila Mooney, Senior Program Officer, Center for Governance, Law and Society, … Continue reading IN SUMMARY:: Policy Roundtable: Understanding Sharīʿa: Implications for Policy and Conflict Resolution 

IN SUMMARY :: MESA Panel on Islamic Law as Early International Law

At the MESA Conference on November 20, SHARIAsource Editor Will Smiley served as discussant for a thematic conversation on "International Law, Sovereignty and Subjecthood in the Late Ottoman Empire.” Building on a conference held at the CUNY Graduate Center and an earlier thematic conversation at last year’s MESA, the panelists discussed how the Ottoman state … Continue reading IN SUMMARY :: MESA Panel on Islamic Law as Early International Law

IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource at the Agha Khan Conference on Media and Muslim Contexts (London, 2016)

Paul Beran, SHARIAsource Executive Director, participated earlier this month in a conference on Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities, hosted by the Aga Khan University (AKU) in London, UK from 3-4 November 2016. This conference examined the media landscape as it pertains to Muslims largely in the Middle East region. Speakers from the academy … Continue reading IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource at the Agha Khan Conference on Media and Muslim Contexts (London, 2016)