This exploratory workshop, preparatory for an international conference in 2011, will examine the relationship between Islamic law and gender violence in the Muslim world from two perspectives.
Saba Mahmood, Lila Abu-Lughod and Wael Hallaq: A roundtable discussion on "Secular Liberalism and Islamic Reform"
A discussion amongProfessors Saba Mahmood (Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley), Lila Abu-Lughod (Anthropology and IRWAG,
Columbia) and Wael Hallaq (MEALAC Columbia) based on two precirculated papers: Mahmood's "'Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire" and
Abu-Lughod's "Anthropology in the Territory of Rights--Human, Islamic, and Women's."
Who's Afraid of Shari'a?: Workshop on "Gender, Rights, and the Practices of Law" (by invitation only)
"Gender, Rights, and the Practices of Law," Friday, October 3rd, 9:30am-3pm. Workshop (by invitation only) organized by Lila Abu-Lughod and co-sponsored by IRCPL (Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life) and CSSD (Center for the Study of Social Difference) to launch the CSSD working group on "Liberalism's Others."
Who's Afraid of Shari'a?: A Conversation about “War, Law and Humanitarian Intervention"October 2, 2008
Who's Afraid of Shari'a?: A Conversation about "War, Law and Humanitarian Intervention" with Naz Modirzadeh (Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard School of Public Health) and Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University). Moderated by Katherine Franke (Columbia Law School). Thursday, October 2nd, 4:10-6pm, 754 Schermerhorn Extension. Reception to follow.
Image: Humanitarian intervention in Afghanistan as spectacle. Carnivale in Rio de Janeiros, BBC News in Pictures 2007.