The Crisis in Egypt: Liberalism, Islamism, and the Struggle for Democracy
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Sturm College of Law Ricketson Law Building Room 180
The Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, The Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, and the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the Sturm College of Law invite you to an afternoon discussion on Egypt’s ongoing political turmoil with renowned Islamic legal scholar and democratic theorist, Dr. Mohammad Fadel. Dr. Fadel’s lecture will be followed by comments from Dr. Micheline Ishay, professor of international relations, political theory, and human rights at the Josef Korbel School.
Mohammad Fadel is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, where he is cross-appointed in the Faculty of Law, the Department of Religion and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles on Islamic legal history, international human rights, liberalism and democratic theory.
OPEN TO STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THE STURM COLLEGE OF LAW. LUNCH FROM ALI BABA GRILL WILL BE PROVIDED