photo courtesy of

 The  Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center
for Muslim-Christian  Understanding

will be hosting a  conference “Is  There a Role for Shari’a

 in  Modern


at Georgetown University
October  23rd, 2008.
9:30am to 5pm
Georgetown University Conference  Center

(Salon H). Keynote address by Harvard University  Professor Noah  Feldman Please  RSVP HERE <> . _________________________ 9:30am Opening and  Welcome: John  Esposito Keynote: Noah Feldman, “The Fall and Rise of  the Islamic State” 10:45am Panel 1:  Rethinking Islam? Myths and Realities of Islamic Law o      Madhavi  Sunder, “Women and Shari’ah in  Modern Law” o      Sherman  Jackson,  “Can Shari’ah be Reformed?” o      Jonathan  Brown,  “Shari’ah Meets Reality: Giving Fatwas in Egypt” 12:15pm Break 1:30pm Panel 2: The Appeal of  Shari’ah in Modern Muslim Politics & State  Building o      Clark  Lombardi, “Shari’ah and  Constitution Making” (Egypt, Indonesia, and  Afghanistan) o      Intisar  Rabb, “The Shari’ah  Clause in Modern Constitutions” o      Nathan  Brown, “Shari’ah and  Constitutional Reform” 3pm Break 3:15pm Panel 3:  Shari’ah in a Human Rights Era o      Abdulaziz  Sachedina,  “Islam and Human  Rights: A Clash of Universalisms?” o      Mohammad  Fadel, “Islamic Law  and International Human  Rights” (Non-Muslim minorities and  apostasy)                   o      Andrew  March, “Shari’ah and  Muslim Minorities in Europe”


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