Current Schedule

Kamel Center Program

2017 – 2018

Unless otherwise communicated, all lectures will start at 4:15 pm in the Faculty Lounge of the Yale Law School.

Fall 2017


September 12: Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School


“Dynamic Islamic Legal Interpretation”


September 19, 26, 27: Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School 


“Arab Winter: The End of Empire and the New Middle East”

Lecture 1: "Tahrir Square and the Puzzle of Agency"

Lecture 2: "Whose Fault is the Islamic State?"

Lecture 3: "Tunisia and the Future of Political Responsibility"


October 25*: Fred Phillips IV, Lawyer 


“Islamic Finance: Historical Roots and Contemporary Applications”


November 7: Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences


“Shari’ah and the Challenge of the Islamic Secular”


Spring 2018


January 30: Nile Green, Professor, UCLA Department of History


“The Religious Economy of Modern Islam”


February 13: Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin


“Islamic Family Law in American Courts”


March 6:   David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor, University of Chicago


“The Historian as Theologian: Past and Present in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism”


April 11 – 12: Michael Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University


“Islam before Modernity”


*Lunch event co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Corporate Law (Nancy Liao)