The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School brings prominent scholars of Islam to the Yale campus for public lectures, seminar discussions, visiting fellowships, and visiting professorships.

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Center Co-Directors:

Owen M. Fiss, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law

Anthony T. Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law

 

Research Fellows:

Amir Toft, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Abdullah Alaoudh, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Nadia Marzouki, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

 

Administrative Support:

Bradley Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs

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Lecture Series

View current and past schedules of the Abdallah S. Kamel Lectures

Publications

Read occasional papers by visitors

Videos

Watch videos of several lectures from past years

Opportunities

Fellowships and travel grants offered by the center

Upcoming Lectures


September 12 Tuesday

Dynamic Islamic Legal Interpretation

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

Intisar Rabb ’06, now Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of its Islamic Studies Department will deliver the first Kamel Lecture of the 2017-2018 academic year.

September 19 Tuesday

Possible Configurations of Islamic Constitutionalism: ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Tunisia—Lecture 1

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

Noah Feldman ’97, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver the first of a series of three lectures on forms Islamic constitutionalism might take. The first will focus on the model advanced by ISIS. The next lectures will take place on September 26 and 27.

September 26 Tuesday

Possible Configurations of Islamic Constitutionalism: ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Tunisia—Lecture Two

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

The second in a series of three lectures by Noah Feldman ’97, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard, on forms Islamic constitutionalism might take will focus on the Muslim Brotherhood. The third lecture will take place at the same time on Wednesday, September 27.

October 25 Wednesday

Kamel Lecture and Chirelstein Colloquium - "Islamic Finance: Historical Roots and Contemporary Applications"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Fred P. Phillips IV ‘90, Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Card Systems

November 7 Tuesday

Shari’ah and the Challenge of the Islamic Secular

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

January 30 Tuesday

The Religious Economy of Modern Islam

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

Nile Green, Professor, UCLA Department of History

February 13 Tuesday

Islamic Family Law in American Courts

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin

March 6 Tuesday

Sameness in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Reasoning

4:15PM to 5:15PM

Faculty Lounge

David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Fundamentals, Middle East Studies, and the College, University of Chicago

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