2017-2018 Lecture Series



Fall 2017

September 12

“Dynamic Islamic Legal Interpretation”

Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School

September 19, 26, 27

“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"

Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

October 25

“Islamic Finance: Historical Roots and Contemporary Applications”

Fred Phillips IV, Lawyer

November 7

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

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

Spring 2018

January 30

“The Religious Economy of Modern Islam”

Nile Green, Professor, UCLA Department of History

February 13

“Islamic Family Law in American Courts”

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

March 6

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

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

April 11 – 12

“Islam before Modernity”

Michael Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University