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Human Rights in Islam: The Politics of Cultural Translation

Discussions by prominent scholars in human rights and Islam

  • Do Muslim Women Have Rights? (Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University)
  • Religious Liberty and the Minority Problem: A Middle Eastern Genealogy (Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley)
  • Don’t Ask Just the Devil: Human Rights and Forgiveness in Iranian Sanctioning (Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington)
  • Human Rights, Universality, and Sovereignty: The Relevance and Irrelevance of Shari’a (Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Emory University)
  • Western Muslims and Human Rights: An Alternative Framework (Sherman Jackson, University of Michigan)

For more information please contact Ellen McLarney at ellenmc@duke.edu.

Sponsored by Duke University Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Center. Cosponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Center for Muslim Life, Duke Department of Religion, Women’s Studies, and the The Josiah Charles Trent Foundation.



February 24, 2011
7:45 am - 6:30 pm
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