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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).

For additional information, please contact alpp@law.harvard.edu. Read More

Workshop on Animals, Law, and Religion

ILSP Director Kristen Stilt and Fall 2015 ILSP Visiting Fellows Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene co-organized a scholarly workshop on the treatment of animals from Islamic and comparative religious and religio-legal perspectives. The goal of the event was to foster a conversation about how religious traditions consider the interrelated topics of animals, ethics, and law, with the aim of developing an integrated methodology from a comparative perspective. The event took place May 20-21, 2016, and was the first in a series of events on this topic. To learn more about the participants and papers, click here. Co-sponsored by the Animal Law & Policy Program. Read More

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ILSP Visiting Fellow Presents at MEBB Workshop

Dörthe Engelcke, ILSP Visiting Fellow, will present “Reforming Contested Issues of Islamic Family Law: Morocco and Jordan Compared” at the Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Student Workshop. Engelcke’s paper surveys a range of contested issues that were debated prior to the issuing of the 2004 Moroccan and the 2010 Jordanian family code, and the various legal suggestions made by state actors, secular feminists, as well as Islamists. Read More

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Workshop on Implementation of the 2004 Family Law in Morocco

The Islamic Legal Studies Program will host a workshop given by ILSP Visiting Fellow Dörthe Engelcke on March 11, from 2-3:30. Engelcke will present her research on family law in Morocco. Her abstract is provided below.

This workshop is open to all HLS and Harvard University affiliates. Please RSVP no later than March 6 to creddy@law.harvard.edu if you plan to attend. The full paper will provided upon receipt of your message. Read More

ILSP 2014-2015 Research Fellow Meagan Froemming

The Promise of Culturally-Specific Development: Using Islamic Finance to Grow Rule of Law in Afghanistan

The Islamic Legal Studies Program will be hosting a workshop given by ILSP Visiting Fellow Meagan Froemming on March 4, from 12-1. Froemming will present her research on Islamic finance in Afghanistan. This workshop is open to all HLS and Harvard University affiliates. Please RSVP no later than February 28 to creddy@law.harvard.edu if you plan to attend. The full paper will provided upon receipt of your message. A light lunch will be available for attendees at 11:45. Read More

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The Empire of Security and the Security of Empire

Venue: TBD
Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct 15, 3:00–5:00 pm

Kim Scheppele of Princeton University will speak on “The Empire of Security and the Security of Empire,” as part of the International and Comparative Law Workshop. Open to HLS faculty, students and fellows. Read More

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Constitutional Islamization and Human Rights

Venue: TBD
Date and Time:
Friday, Oct. 24, 3:00–5:00 pm

Tom Ginsburg (Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at University of Chicago Law School; Research Professor, American Bar Foundation) will be speaking on “Constitutional Islamization and Human Rights,” as part the International and Comparative Law Workshop. Read More

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Autonomy, Freedom, and Islamic Law: The View from China

Venue: TBD
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 1, 5:00-7:00 pm
“Autonomy, Freedom, and Islamic Law: The View from China,” a talk by Matthew Erie, Princeton University. Read More

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An Early Debate on Islamic Law, Treaties, Childhood, and Apostasy

Venue: TBD
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 24, 5:00-7:00 pm
“The Sublime State Would Not Act Contrary to Shari’a and Contrary to Promises— An Early Debate on Islamic Law, Treaties, Childhood, and Apostasy.” A talk by Will Smiley, Princeton University. Read More