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:

Havva Guney-Ruebenacker, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Marc Herman, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Michael O'Sullivan, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Aisha Saad, Bartlett Research Fellow in the Kamel Center

 

Administrative Support:

Bradley Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs

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Lecture Series

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Publications

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Videos

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Opportunities

Fellowships and travel grants offered by the center

Upcoming Lectures


February 4 Tuesday

Caliphal Tribunals and Anarchical Fallacies: Medieval Arabic Petitions from the Cairo Geniza

4:15PM to 5:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Marina Rustow, Princeton University

February 18 Tuesday

How the Royals Rule

4:15PM to 5:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

This lecture is the first in a three-part series entitled "Saudi Arabia: A History of Domination through Culture, Religion and Law". The second and third lectures in the series will be held on February 25 and March 3, 2020.

All lectures will be given by Bernard A. Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East at Princeton University.

February 25 Tuesday

Deploying the Wahhabis: Official Religion and the State

4:15PM to 5:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

This lecture is the second in a three-part series entitled, "Saudi Arabia: A History of Domination through Culture, Religion and Law". The third and final lecture in the series will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
All three lectures will be given by Bernard A. Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University and will take place in the Calabresi Faculty Lounge.

March 3 Tuesday

Saudi Islamists from Heroes to Villains

4:15PM to 5:45PM

SLB Room 128

This lecture is the last in a three-part series entitled, "Saudi Arabia: A History of Domination through Culture, Religion and Law".

The lecture will be given by Bernard A. Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University.

March 24 Tuesday

Re-writing the History of Islamic Law: Shiism and the Problem of Legal Orthodoxy

4:15PM to 5:45PM

SLB Room 128

Robert Gleave, Exeter University

April 7 Tuesday

The Language of Authority in Early Islam: The Evolving Meanings of the Term 'Sultan'

4:15PM to 5:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Hugh Kennedy, SOAS University of London

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