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Book Launch for “What Is Islam?”

A book launch party to celebrate the release of Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam? will be held on Tuesday, December 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm in the offices of the Society of Fellows, 78 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. Read More

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After the Paris Attacks: What Future for French Society?

French sociologist, historian, and legal scholar Patrick Weil will deliver a talk entitled, “After the Paris Attacks: What Future for French Society?” The event is co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, Islamic Legal Studies Program, and Harvard European Law Association. Read More

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ILSP Directors to Speak at Library of Congress

ILSP Directors Intisar Rabb and Kristen Stilt will participate in a panel discussion “Perspectives on Reform of Islamic Law” at the Law Library of Congress on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The aim of the program will be to explore perspectives on and new avenues of reform in Islamic law. Read More

Memorial Service for Shahab Ahmed

A memorial service for former ILSP Visiting Fellow Shahab Ahmed will be held on Sunday, November 15 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Memorial Church at Harvard University (Harvard Yard). A reception will follow.

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Intisar Rabb Speaks at Mahindra Center’s New Faculty Lunch

Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law and Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will speak at the Mahindra Humanities Center New Faculty Lunch on Thursday, November 12. Read More

Is Tunisia a Secular State? Islam in the 2014 Tunisian Constitution

ILSP Faculty Affiliate Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, will speak on “Is Tunisia a Secular State? Islam in the 2014 Tunisian Constitution.” The lecture takes place as part of the Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar Series at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read More

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Shi’ite Clerics and Political Modernization in Iran

In this book presentation hosted by Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Prof. Mateo Farzaneh (Assistant Professor of History of the Islamic World and Modern Middle East, Northeastern Illinois University-Chicago) will discuss the role of Islamic jurisprudence in political reform in Iran. Read More


Political Islam and Masculinity: Muslim Men in the West

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program presents a Faculty Seminar Series event “Political Islam and Masculinity: Muslim Men in the West.” The lecture will be delivered by Joshua Roose, Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University, and Visiting Scholar at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Read More

ILSP Open House 2015

ILSP cordially invites Harvard University affiliates and friends to the Program’s annual Open House to learn about exciting new initiatives, find out how to become involved, and meet Directors Professors Intisar Rabb and Kristen Stilt, staff, and this year’s visiting fellows Read More

The Future of Arab Upheavals

His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Gebril, former Prime Minister of Libya will deliver an talk on “The Future of Arab Upheavals.” The event will be moderated by ILSP Faculty Affiliate Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.

Organized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Read More