Standing Up to Gender Violence: The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle in Israel/Palestine

February 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1015

Please join us for a discussion of gender-based violence and feminist struggles for gender justice and equality in Israel-Palestine. Professors Tally Kritzman-Amir and Sarah Ilhmoud will examine recent trends in gender-based violence in Israel-Palestine and the various state policies and responses, especially in relation to vulnerable communities of Palestinians and African refugees.

Scripture, Translation, and Authority in Muslim South Asia, 18th-20th Centuries

Zaman is a professor in the department of Religion and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He has written on the relation­ship between religious and political institutions in medieval and modern Islam, on social and legal thought in the modern Muslim world, on institutions and traditions of learning in Islam, and on the flow of ideas between South Asia and the Arab Middle East.

The Place of Ethics in Islamic Law

Ahmed El-Shamsy will speak on “The Place of Ethics in Islamic Law.” El Shamsy studies the intellectual history of Islam, focusing on the evolution of the classical Islamic disciplines and scholarly culture within their broader historical context. His research addresses themes such as orality and literacy, the history of the book, and the theory and practice of Islamic law.

Fundamental Rights and Impact Litigation in Pakistan

Human Rights Program Visiting Fellow Yasser Latif Hamdani speaks about fundamental rights litigation under the Pakistani Constitution. Hamdani will discuss his personal experience as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, including litigating landmark internet freedom cases. This will cover cases involving YouTube and Blackberry, and ongoing challenges under domestic legislation.