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Orr Memorial Lecture on Culture & Religion

Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory University; "The Islamic State is a Post-Colonial Mirage." Free & open to all. Reception follows.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

"The Islamic State is a Post-Colonial Mirage"
Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory University
October 1, 2020
Location: TBA
Free and Open to All.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (from Sudan) is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law, associated professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University. An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives, An-Na'im teaches courses in international law, comparative law, human rights, and Islamic law. His research interests include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries, secularism, and Islam and politics. An-Na'im directed the following research projects which focus on advocacy strategies for reform through internal cultural transformation:

  • Women and Land in Africa
  • Islamic Family Law
  • Fellowship Program in Islam and Human Rights
  • The Future of Sharia: Islam and the Secular State

An-Na'im's current research projects include a study of Muslims and the secular state, and of human rights from state-centric to people-centered. He continues to further develop his theory of Islam and the Secular State (Harvard University Press, 2008), also published in Arabic and Indonesian. Translations of this manuscript in Bengali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish and Russian, are available for download free of charge at sharia.law.emory.edu

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh

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