Islamic Law in Perspective: Guiding Policymakers in Understanding Shari'ah Today

"Reading and Using Classical Islamic Law in the Contemporary World"

Date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015
Location: 
015 Robertson Hall
Audience: 
Princeton University Community

The Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life are pleased to invite all members of the Princeton University Community to attend the first program in the Islamic Law in Perspective: Guiding Policymakers in Understanding Shari’ah Law Today  luncheon series, "Reading and Using Classical Islamic Law in the Contemporary World," presented by Anver Emon and Marion Holmes Katz.

A lunch series for Faculty and Students:  RSVP required to lapaeven@princeton.edu

Anver M. Emon is an internationally recognized scholar of Islamic law who works across multiple legal traditions in both his research and teaching, and brings that scholarly grounding to his consultations for governments, NGOs and legal advocacy groups around the world. 

Marion Holmes Katz a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.  Her research focuses on pre-modern Islamic law and gender.  She is the author of books including Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity (2002) and Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice (2014).

Cosponsored with the Muslim Life Program