In accordance with Harvard's new restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on gatherings of 25 or more people and both domestic and international travel, the Alwaleed Program will postpone the remainder of our events scheduled for the spring 2020 semester. We hope to be in touch in the near future about new dates for our seminars, research methods workshop, and other events.
In a Director's Series lecture co-hosted by the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, presented on his recent book, Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today (2019). The lecture was followed by a discussion moderated by Faculty Director, Professor Tarek Masoud, about the meaning of religious freedom in Muslim-majority countries and its challenges and opportunities.
At the end of the Fall 2019 semester, Professor Shady Nasser convened a conference in which leading experts in Qurʾānic studies from North America and Europe shared their recent and impactful work related to the history of the reception of the Qurʾān.
On November 25, 2019, Robert Gleave, Profesor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter, spoke at Harvard Law School about the early development of Imami Shiite law and its relation to the development of the broader Islamic legal tradition.
Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter, spoke at Harvard Law School in our final seminar of Fall 2019, co-sponsored by The Law and Religion Lecture Series (The Committee on Study of Religion, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish & Israeli Law at Harvard Law school, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard Law School) and Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School.
Professor Khaled El-Rouayheb, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and Islamic Intellectual History, Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Alwaleed Program Steering Committe Member, has come out with a new book,...