Islamic Law encounters the Arab Spring – Egypt’s choice
Renowned Islamic law expert, Dr John Strawson, will deliver the University of Adelaide Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion’s (RUSSLR) 2013 Law and Religion Oration. His public lecture will provide a thought-provoking insight into the highly publicised political struggle in Egypt and the role of Islamic law in contemporary societies.
Dr John Strawson is reader in Law at the University of East London where he is Co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict. He works in the areas of postcolonialism and legal history with special reference to Islam and the Middle East. He has held visiting positions at the International Institute for Social Studies (The Hague, Netherlands), Birzeit University (Palestine), and was visiting professor of law at the International Islamic University Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) in 2007. Dr Strawson spent a sabbatical in Egypt in 1993 and has visited frequently including several research visits since the 25 January 2011 revolution.
His publications include, Law after Ground Zero (ed. 2002) and Partitioning Palestine: legal fundamentalism in the Arab-Israeli conflict (2010). He is currently writing a book on Islamic Law and British India.
Date: Monday 25 November 2013
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Where: G04 Napier Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
RSVP: Essential by Friday 22 November, online at Event Brite
Further information can be found here
Co-sponsored by Pilgrim Uniting Church