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From the Moors to the New World: Lessons from Dynamic Water Sharing for a Colonial-Era System in the Indus

Erum Sattar explores the legal and political aspects of management of water resources in semi-arid environments. In this comparative project, Sattar draws relevant lessons from Moorish water systems for today’s management of water resources across countries. You must RSVP to attend this event. Read More

The Bureaucratization of Islam and Its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia

Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork in five countries, including Brunei and Singapore, this paper by Dominik Müller examines the bureaucratization of Islam as a social phenomenon that informs dynamics of social change alongside transformations of the very meaning(s) of Islam in state and society. You must RSVP to attend this event. Read More

Havva Guney-Ruebenacker

Islamic Marriage Contracts in American Courts: The Case of Mahr and Its Misunderstood Economics

Havva Guney-Ruebenacker develops a novel approach to the analysis of the cases of Islamic mahr agreements in American courts, as a remarkable example of the interaction of Islamic and western law that entails significant implications for legal and social change around mahr and divorce in Islamic law. You must RSVP to attend this event. Read More