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The Destruction of Memory: The War on Culture, and the Battle to Save It

This film chronicles the destruction of culture in Syria, Mali, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and elsewhere from World War II to the present day. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Tim Slade, and András Riedlmayer, UN war crimes tribunal expert witness. Read More


Standing Up to Gender Violence: The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle in Israel/Palestine

Please join us for a discussion of gender-based violence and feminist struggles for gender justice and equality in Israel-Palestine. Professors Tally Kritzman-Amir and Sarah Ilhmoud will examine recent trends in gender-based violence in Israel-Palestine and the various state policies and responses, especially in relation to vulnerable communities of Palestinians and African refugees. Read More


Criminalization of Homosexuality in Tunisia: From Colonialism to Present-Day Activism

Please join us for a lunch talk featuring Dr. Ramy Khouili, a Tunisian doctor and human rights activist, and Daniel Levine-Spound (HLS ’19), who will examine the origins and dynamics of the criminalization of homosexuality in Tunisia. Read More

American Islamophobia

Professor Khaled Beydoun discusses his recent book, American Islamophobia, which explores the rise and roots of fear surrounding Muslims in the United States. Beydoun incorporates an intersectional approach to his analysis, examining the dynamics of law, policy, and official state rhetoric that contribute to fueling a resurgence of Islamophobia in the United States. Read More

Islamic Feminism and the Quest for Gender Equality

This final workshop in our Gender, Law, and Society Series will explore Islamic feminism and the contributions of feminist scholars challenging patriarchy in the Muslim legal traditions. Speakers Janna Ramminger and Salma Waheedi will anchor the discussion around the pioneering work of Musawah — a global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family — that debunk concepts of male authority over women in Islam. Read More