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Launch of “The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal.” (11 Apr 2017 | New York, New York)

The Institute of Advanced Study’s launch event of “The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal” will be on April 11, 2017 at the residence of… Read More

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What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. She will share the initiatives of activists and scholars who are engaged in the production of new feminist and rights-based knowledge in Islam, and their efforts at creating a public voice at the national and international levels, pushing for the possibility and necessity of reform to uphold the principles of equality and justice.

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ILSP: SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Maribel Fierro on The Trial of a Heretic (Muslim Toledo, 11th Century): Judicial Procedure and Political Context (27 Mar 2017 | Cambridge, MA). 

Maribel Fierro, Senior Research Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University; Director, El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, will be… Read More

Speed Sisters

The third event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Speed Sisters,” on Thursday, March 23, at 5:00pm, Wasserstein 1023 (Harvard Law School campus). The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.  Independent, determined and always on the move, they have deftly charted their own course through the pressures of social expectations, family dynamics, community politics and an ongoing Israeli military occupation. Read More

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What Tomorrow Brings

The second event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” on Thursday, March 9, at 5:00pm, Wasserstein 1023 (Harvard Law School campus). The film goes inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village. Read More

Harvard Global LGBTQ Conference

ILSP: LSC, a co-sponsor of the Harvard Global LGBTQ Conference, “A Call to Action: Advocacy, Agency, and Alliances for a Changing World,” is pleased to support speakers on two of the event’s panels, “Bridging Differences: Engaging Faith Communities” and “Queer Immigration: Refugees and Criminalization.” Event details can be found on the conference website and FaceBook page. Read More

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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

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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Text, Knowledge, Practice: The Meaning of Scholarship in Muslim Africa

Thursday 16 February, 2017 Sperry Room, Harvard Divinity School   6:45-7:00 PM: Introductory Remarks by David Hempton, Dean of Harvard Divinity School and William Graham, Murray… Read More