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Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law

On February 18, 2016, HLS’ Animal Law & Policy Program and ILSP will hold a workshop on the intersection of animals, religion, and constitutional law. Presentations will address constitutional theory, institutional design, and case studies grounded in the constitutional experiences of particular jurisdictions or regions. Participants will also discuss topics that involve issues of religious law, such as the relevance of the halal and kosher debates to constitutional developments regarding animals (e.g., in Europe), and the religious dimensions of the constitutional protections for animals (e.g., in India).

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The Women’s Movement, Animal Welfare, and Islamic Law

As part of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law Week, Prof. Kristen Stilt (Harvard Law School, and Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program and Animals, Law, and Public Policy Program) will give a lecture entitled, “The Women’s Movement, Animal Welfare, and Islamic Law: Constitutional Animal Protection in Egypt.” Read More

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Evangelicals and Warlords: Christian Television in the Middle East

Febe Armanios (Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College and Fall 2015 ILSP Visiting Fellow) will deliver a lecture on “Evangelicals and Warlords: Christian Television in the Middle East, 1981-2000.″ Read More

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Qadi Justice: Cases and Controversies in Early Islamic Law and Society

Professor Intisar A. Rabb will deliver a lecture on “Qāḍī Justice: Cases and Controversies in Early Islamic Law and Society” as part of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Fellows’ Presentation Series. The talk will take place on December 16, 4-5:30 pm, at the Institute’s Fay House, 10 Garden St. Read More

Ottoman Legal Studies from the Perspective of ‘Law and Economics’ Scholarship

ILSP Visiting Fellow Boğaç A. Ergene will speak on “Ottoman Legal Studies from the Perspective of ‘Law and Economics’ Scholarship.” The talk is the next in the Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series organized by Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Read More

Shari’a and the Sira Tradition

The Muslim Law Student Association at Harvard Law School launches its Shari’a Speaker Series, a series of discussions that delve into Islamic legal thought through the work of contemporary Islamic legal scholars, authors, and activists. At the first event of the series, Ustadh Ubaydallah Evans will discuss his scholarship on the Sirah of the Prophet and the evolution of Shari’a. He will  give a brief lunch talk on Shari’a as an intellectual tradition: its evolution, its tenants, and its interface with other legal systems. This event is co-sponsored by ILSP and Milbank. Read More

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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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