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.

More about the Kamel Center.


Center Co-Directors:

Owen M. Fiss, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law

Anthony T. Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law


Research Fellows:

Rushain Abbasi, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Daniel Watling, Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow

Havva Guney-Ruebenacker, Islamic Law and Civilization Affiliate Fellow


Administrative Support:

Bradley Hayes, Coordinator of International Programs

Explore the Kamel Center

Lecture Series

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


Read occasional papers by visitors


Watch videos of several lectures from past years


Fellowships and travel grants offered by the center

Upcoming Lectures

March 11 Thursday

The Voice of Written Texts, and the Myth of Jewish Andalusian Freethinking*

4:15PM to 5:45PM



Please note: this event has been postponed until Fall 2021. Details will be posted as they become available.

Lecture by Sarah Stroumsa from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem,

To be followed by a panel discussion featuring David Nirenberg from the University of Chicago and Maribel Fierro of the National Research Center in Madrid, Spain


April 1 Thursday

A Clash of Islams: Salafism versus Sufism

4:15PM to 5:45PM


Lecture by Alexander Knysh of the University of Michigan

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