A lecture entitled, "Can Islamic Law be Reformed?" to be held tomorrow

Published December 27th, 2009 - 12:48 GMT

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at AUB is organizing a
lecture by professor Abdullahi Ahmad An-Na'im entitled "Can Islamic Law be
Reformed? How is the Question Relevant?"

The lecture will take place on Dec. 15 at 6.30pm in West Hall's Auditorium

Professor Abdullahi Ahmad An-Na'im

Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of
Law at Emory University, a position he has held since 1999. He received a
PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh in 1976 and has held positions
at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1976-1985; Visiting Professor of Law
at UCLA 1985-87; Ariel F. Sallows Professor of Human Rights at the
University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1988-91; Olof Palme Visiting Professor
at Uppsala University, Sweden, 1991-92. He served as Executive Director of
Human Rights Watch/Africa 1993-95, and was appointed Professor of Law at
Emory Law School in 1995. Professor An-Na'im holds Honorary Doctorates from
the Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven, Leuven), Belgium.

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