News & Events


New Publication from ILSP Visiting Fellow Shahab Ahmed

ILSP Visiting Fellow Shahab Ahmed’s new book, What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, is forthcoming in November 2015 from Princeton University Press. Read More

SHARIAsource Featured in Harvard Magazine

ILSP’s SHARIAsource project is featured in an interview with Prof. Intisar Rabb and ILSP Deputy Director Rashid Alvi in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine. The article covers the history and development of the project, and Rabb’s vision for its future. Read More

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Year-End News

As the 2014-2105 academic year comes to a close, we will have a few pieces of exciting news to share: information on our new Visiting Fellows, the winner of the first ILSP Writing Prize, and a recap of the semester’s happenings in our Spring 2015 newsletter. Check back (or check your email!) for more on these over the next couple of months. Read More

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ILSP Directors Speak at Law and Society Program

ILSP Directors Intisar Rabb and Kristen Stilt presented at the 2015 Law and Society Program. The Program, organized by the Federal Judicial Center, hosts judges from around the US for three days of learning and discussion led by Harvard Law School professors. Read More

ILSP Travel Grant Recipient Paul Lee

HLS 3L Paul Lee received an ILSP travel grant to fund his January-term research on Islamic securities regulation in Dubai. Lee has held several internships in the field and recently led a team of students writing a report on waqf for HLS’s Law and International Development Society. Check back soon to read the text of his research report when it become available. Read More


ILSP 2013-2014 Annual Report Online

The 2013–2014 ILSP Annual Report is available online (Click on the bottom corner to turn each page. To access the report if your device your device cannot use Flash Player, see the regular pdf here.) The report includes a summary of the year’s events, as well as information about plans for 2014–2015. Read More

Travel Grants for HLS Students

The deadline to apply for an HLS travel grant for Winter Term 2015 has now passed. Check the website’s Student Grants page next fall for updated information. Congratulations to HLS third-year Paul D. Lee, winner of an ILSP travel grant for research on securities regulation in Dubai. Read More

Mohamed Salmawy on Animal Welfare

ILSP Co-Director Kristen Stilt met with the Spokesperson of the Egyptian Constitutional Drafting Commission, journalist and author Mohamed Salmawy, to discuss why the new Egyptian constitution includes a state commitment to animal welfare. Mr. Salmawy dedicated his weekly column in al-Masry al-Youm to their meeting. Read More

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ISIS Talk Draws Capacity Crowd

On October 23, Deborah Amos, NPR International Correspondent, and Professor Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School, discussed the evolution and future of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The discussion was moderated by ILSP Co-Director Kristen Stilt. Read the Harvard Gazette’s account or watch a video of the event. Read More

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ILSP Re-launches

A revitalized ILSP opened the academic year with two new Co-Directors and a wide variety of new programs, events, and opportunities to engage in program activities. Check this site often for updates! Read More