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Call for Papers – Conference on Religion and the State

The Arab Association of Constitutional Law and the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law, with the support of Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, will hold an international conference, “Religion and the State,” in Tunisia March 24-25, 2017. Deadline for submissions: 18 November 2016. Read More

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ILSP: Law and Social Change Fellowships 2017-2018

ILSP: Law and Social Change is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2017–2018. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law that furthers the Program’s mission. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change, migration and refugee studies, and related areas. Read More

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ILSP: Law and Social Change Travel Grants

The Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change (ILSP: LSC) invites Harvard Law School students to submit travel grant proposals to secure funding for proposed research trips related to work on or the study of Islamic law. All projects associated with Islamic law or with the legal systems of Muslim countries qualify, internships included. The Program distributes a limited number of awards on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student. Selected grantees may use ILSP: LSC travel grants to supplement an award from another source. Read More

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Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books

Workshop, Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books, Middle East Studies, Brown University, led by Elias Muhanna;  Friday, October 21, 2016, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute This program… Read More

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MLTalks Series at MIT: Intisar Rabb and Manal Omar in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman

Wed, Oct 19 | 1.00-2.00pm Ethan Zuckerman, MIT; Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School; Manal Omar, USIP. Presented at the MIT Media Lab. Ethan Zuckerman framed… Read More

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Rule of Law and Judicial Reform, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State

Paul Beran, executive director of SHARIAsource, met with a visiting delegation of judicial scholars and practitioners on Thursday, 6 October 2016. The delegation of eight… Read More

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Constitutional Design without Constitutional Moments: Lessons from Religiously-Divided Societies

Asli Bâli, UCLA School of Law and Center for Near Eastern Studies Wed, Oct 5 | 5.00-7.00p Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop,… Read More

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The Other Pakistan: Special Laws, Diminished Citizenship, and the Gathering Storm

Osama Siddique, the Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Harvard Law School, led a discussion on Friday, September 30th at the International… Read More

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Information Session :: CMES January 2017 Excursion to Tunisia

Fri, Oct 14 | 2.00-3.00p The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is offering a winter term study excursion to Tunisia, January 1–20, 2017. The three-week itinerary… Read More

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SHARIAsource on Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere

SHARIAsource on Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere (At the 2016 Relaunch of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard… Read More