Events This Academic Year

September 16, 2013: ILSP Open House. ILSP will host an open house and introduction to the program, providing an opportunity to meet our staff and new visiting fellows, and to learn about our travel grants, support of student groups, and more. The event will be held 4:00–6:00 p.m. at Program offices, 102 Austin Hall. Remarks at 4:45.

November 18, 2013: "The Islamic School of Law in the Digital Age: Reformulating Legal Authority, Doctrines, and Ijtihad among Contemporary Shafi'ites," ILSP lecture by Fachrizal Halim (Ph.D. McGill University, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in WCC 2036, Milstein East C, on the law school campus. Time: 3-4:30 p.m., with reception to follow. Open to the public.

January 27, 2014: "Eunuchs in Islamic Legal Discourse: Reflections on the Gender of Castrated Men," ILSP lecture by Serena Tolino (Post-doctoral fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in WCC 2036, Milstein East C, on the law school campus. Time: 3-4:30 p.m., with reception to follow. Open to the public.

March 12, 2014: "Legitimization of Technology or Secularization of Law: Islamic Lineage Regulations in the Age of Biomedical and Genetic Technologies," ILSP lecture by Ayman Shabana (Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in Wasserstein 1019, on the law school campus. Time: 3-4:30 p.m., with light refreshments to follow. Open to the public.

March 26, 2014: "Waqf and Civil Society: Management of Foundations from the Ottomans to the Republic of Turkey," ILSP lecture by Tahsin Özcan (Professor of Islamic History, Marmara University, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in Wasserstein 1019, on the law school campus. Time: 3-4:30 p.m., with light refreshments to follow. Open to the public.

April 7, 2014: "Legal Obstacles to Islamic Banking and Finance in India," ILSP lecture by Shariq Nisar (Director, Research and Operations, Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions, India, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in Wasserstein 2004, on the law school campus. Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m., with light refreshments to follow. Open to the public.

April 23, 2014: "Mandatory Securities Disclosure under Shari‘a & Comparative Aspects of Prospectus Liability for Fraudulent and/or Negligent Misstatements." ILSP lecture by Lu'ayy Al-Rimawi (Director of Studies, Doctoral Programme, London School of Commerce, UK, and ILSP Visiting Fellow). Lecture will take place in Wasserstein 1023, on the law school campus. Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m., with light refreshments to follow. Open to the public.

April 25–27, 2014: Eleventh Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance on "Takaful and Alternative Cooperative Finance: Challenges and Opportunities," presented by the Islamic Finance Project. For more information on this event, please visit the IFP website at http://www.ifp.harvard.edu/ or contact IFP director Nazim Ali at ifp@law.harvard.edu.

Please check back soon for updates as we confirm additional events.