Lecture Series

2015–2016 Lecture Series

October 20, 2015
Ethics, Gender, and the Islamic Legal Project
Marion Holmes Katz, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University

November 17, 2015
Re-Orienting Orientalism: Toward an Epistemology of Moral Responsibility
Wael Hallaq, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

January 26, 2016 
Classical Islamic Law and the Modern Quest for Authority
Ahmed El Shamsy, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

February 23, 2016
What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed (1966-2015)
Discussed by Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Shahzad Bashir, Lysbeth Warren Anderson Professor of Islamic Studies, Stanford University

April 5, 2016
Was the Rise of Islam a Black Swan Event?
Michael Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University