This book is unique in its combination of first-hand material derived from fieldwork, factual and analytical rigor, and unshakable faith in the Syrian people's struggle for justice and dignity.
This talk will give a direct account of the crackdown in Egypt, and will critically examine how U.S. LGBT movements have engaged with American diplomacy, and will address the contradictions in the Obama administration's much-touted support for LGBT rights globally.
This workshop series [...] initiates a multidisciplinary conversation between established and emerging scholars of the Arabic humanities about how to read the refractions of canons across the pre-modern and modern, the pre-colonial and postcolonial, and the historical and the historicizing.
Legal Change and Scientific Change: Structural Similarities and Evolutionary Models
Behnam Sadeghi specializes in the early centuries of Islamic religion and teaches courses on pre-modern intellectual history at Stanford University. He has done research on the early history of the Qur'an, the hadith literature, and the early legal debates about women in the public space. His doctoral dissertation examined methods of textual interpretation applied in the Hanafi school of law in the pre-modern period.
Turkish and American sociologists and anthropologists discuss "Patriarchy on the Block in Kurdish Syria: Implications for Gender Theory, the Middle East, and the Midwest."
The realism of the Law: Social Scientific Knowledge and Religious Reform in Contemporary Islam
Alexandre Caeiro is Assistant Professor at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. He received his PhD in religious studies from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2011, with a dissertation on the development of the Muslim jurisprudence of minorities. His research deals primarily with the modern transformations of Islamic normativity.
Please join the Human Rights Institute, Rightslink, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and the Middle East Institute for a discussion with Ambassador Ahmed Fathalla regarding the current prospects for the Arab Spring and the future of human rights.
Jean-Pierre Filiu discusses his book, Les Arabes, leur destin et le nôtre, which aims to shed light on struggles in the Arab world today by exploring the entwined histories of the Arab world and the West, starting with Bonaparte’s expedition to Egypt in 1798...