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Lunch Discussion :: Prosecuting Radicalization

Professor Amna Akbar, Assistant Professor of Law, The Ohio State UniversityFri, Feb 17 | 12.00-1.00p | WCC 3016 Join a lunch discussion with Professor Amna… Read More

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Horma (“Sanctity”) Screening

The Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change will host a screening of the film “Horma” (“Sanctity”), followed by a Q&A with Ahd Kamel, the film’s director, and Pascal Menoret, Professor of Modern Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Read More

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A Film Series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, with support from the Harvard Human Rights Program, is pleased to announce its first film series, “Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World.” Throughout the Spring semester, we will showcase films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. The films cover a broad range of themes, including political and social activism, marriage, divorce, education, and sports. Read More

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Forum at HKS :: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Forum at HKS :: A Conversation with Khizr Khan Khizr Khan, Constitutional Rights Advocate Intisar Rabb, Moderator; Founding Editor, SHARIAsource; Professor of Law, HLS Wed,… Read More

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Public Lecture :: Egypt: Unfinished Revolution?

Public Lecture :: Egypt: Unfinished Revolution? Jack Shenker, Journalist; author, The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern… Read More


Comparative Constitutional Law in South Asia: Sources, Methods, and Applications

This session explores the study of comparative constitutional law in South Asia through presentations that draw on a diverse range of sources, methodologies, and approaches… Read More


Islamic Law Teaching in the 21st Century Global Law School

Professors Intisar Rabb of Harvard Law School, Shaheen Sardar Ali of the University of Warwick School of Law, Mark Cammack of Southwestern Law School, Haider Hamoudi of… Read More


Is There Room in the U.S. Legal System for Halacha and Sharia?

Professors Asifa Quaraishi-Landes University of Wisconsin Law School and a SHARIAsource senior scholar, Haider Hamoudi of University of Pittsburgh Law School and a SHARIAsource contributor, and other scholars of Islamic law and Jewish law will discuss whether and how the U.S. legal system can accommodate Halacha and sharia. They will look at Soleiman v. Soleiman and Garcia v. Church of Scientology, among other cases. This session is one of three  on Islamic law at the AALS Annual Meeting this year, and is jointly sponsored by the Sections on Jewish Law and Islamic Law. Read More

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Round Table Discussion :: SHARIAsource and United States Institute of Peace

The conversation will highlight key terms and approaches necessary for understanding sharīʿa and for critically analyzing discussions of it in the public sphere. Further avenues of inquiry will concern ways in which practitioners working in the field in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa) have drawn on Islamic law expertise in their field work. Read More

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Colloquium :: From Text to Map: Arabic Biographical Collections and Geospatial Analysis

The presentation will focus on major steps—moving from text to map—and highlight some results of such computational endeavors. Read More