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Open Forum on “ISIS and the US: what you need to know”

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, TGS Commons 140 - Seabury, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Giliberti  

Group: Global Politics and Religion Research Group

Co-Sponsor: International Studies

Category: Academic


An open forum for graduate and undergraduate students led by Professor Anver Emon, and moderated by Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd.

Anver M. Emon is a leading scholar of Islamic law who works across multiple legal traditions in his research and teaching, and brings that scholarly grounding to his consultations for governments, NGOs and legal advocacy groups around the world.

Dr. Emon's research focuses on premodern and modern Islamic legal history and theory; premodern modes of governance and adjudication; and the role of Shari'a both inside and outside the Muslim world. His general academic interests include topics in law and religion; legal history; and legal philosophy. He teaches torts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation, and offers specialized seminars on Islamic legal history, gender and Islamic law, and law and religion. The recipient of numerous research grants, he was named as a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of law.

Emon is the author of Islamic Natural Law Theories (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law (Oxford University Press, 2012), as well as the co-editor of Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground? (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is the founding editor of Middle East Law and Governance: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and series editor of the Oxford Islamic Legal Studies Series.

Co-Sponsored by The Global Politics and Religion Research Group and International Studies

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