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Confronting Islamophobia (Lecture 1 of 3)
Thu, March 2, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Thank you for your interest in the Confronting Islamophobia Speaker Series. Seating for the first lecture (March 2) has hit capacity, but we hope you will join us for the second (April 6) and third (May 11) lectures.
- Registration for the April 6, 2017, lecture can be found at icjs-april6.eventbrite.com.
- Registration for the May 11, 2017, lecture can be found at icjs-may11.eventbrite.com.
About the Lecture
At this moment in our nation’s history, there is an unprecedented need for interreligious education and engagement around Islam. Much of the fear-mongering around Muslims is grounded in a deep mistrust of shariah, or Islamic religious law. This three-part speaker series will not only foster intelligent conversation around the specter of shariah in the American context, but also look at the myriad ways in which law and justice are refracted through the experiences of American Muslims today.
In the first lecture in this series, Anver Emon will deconstruct the banning of shariah law in state legislatures across the U.S. as a form of exclusionary politics that portrays American Muslims as threats to democracy and American values.
About the Speaker
Anver Emon is Professor & Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law at the University of Toronto School of Law. Emon's research focuses on premodern and modern Islamic legal history and theory; premodern governance, and the role of shariah both inside and outside the Muslim world. Emon works across multiple legal traditions in both his research and teaching, and brings that scholarly grounding to his consultations for governments, NGOs, and legal advocacy groups around the world. He holds a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, J.D. from UCLA School of Law, M.A. in History from University of Texas, Austin, LL.M. from Yale Law School, Ph.D. in History from UCLA, and J.S.D. from Yale Law School.
Save the Date
This lecture is the first in a three-part speaker series. Dates and locations of the second and third lectures are listed below.
Anver Emon is also this year's Manekin-Clark Lecturer
The Manekin-Clark Lecture is presented annually and is made possible by a grant from the Bernard and Vivian Manekin Foundation and The Clark Charitable Foundation. Bernard Manekin was one of the founding fathers of the ICJS whose commitment to interfaith relations remains a pillar that sustains the work of the ICJS. A. James Clark was a longtime friend of Bernard Manekin. His commitment to forging creative partnerships is embodied in his endowment to this lecture series.
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