Current Schedule

Kamel Center Program 2022-2023

Fall 2022:

September 22

Rob Gleave, University of Exeter

“The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Shiite Law: Legal Theory, Politics and the Jurisprudent’s Prerogative”


October 27

Chiara Formichi, Cornell University

“Health, Hygiene, and Halal: fatwas and marketing in Colonial Java”


November 10

Hugh Kennedy, SOAS University of London

“The Language of Authority in Early Islam: The Evolving Meanings of the term Sultan”


November 17

Rushain Abbasi, Stanford University, and Orit Malka, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“The Biblical Roots of the Central Quranic Concept of ‘Witnessing’”


Spring 2023:

January 26

Ussama Makdisi, University of California at Berkeley

"The League of Nations, Palestine, and the Last Colonialism"


March 9

Jon Hoover, University of Nottingham

"Two Kinds of Divine Transcendence"


March 27

1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Event canceled

"Public Freedoms in the Islamic State"

Online book discussion featuring comments by:

Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School

Rushain Abbasi, Stanford University

Moderated by:

Asli Bali, Yale Law School

With a reaction from:

Rached Ghannouchi, Leader of Ennahda