Faiz Ahmed

Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

Paper Title: Sharia as Rule of Law in Afghanistan? The Case of Shah Amanullah’s Nizamnama Codes, 1919-1926

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Yavuz Aykan

Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study at Nantes, France

Paper Title: On the Judicial Authority of the Provincial Governor and the Mazalim Justice in Eighteenth-century Ottoman Diyarbekir

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Nathan Brown

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Paper Title: The Fate of Islamic Inflation after the Arab Uprisings of 2011

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Kristin Diwan

Assistant Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies, American University School of International Service

Paper Title: Islamic Development and Islamist Politics:  The Revival of Awqaf in Kuwait

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Beshara Doumani

Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History, Brown University

Paper Title: The Waqf as a Family Charter

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Mahmoud El-Gamal

Professor of Economics, Rice University

Paper Title: Bread (Rawls) + Freedom (Sen) = Social Justice? Religion and Economics in the Egyptian Spring

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Boğaç Ergene

Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont

Paper Title: Law and Legal Practice in a Period of Flux in the Ottoman Empire (17th and 18th Centuries)

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Mohammad Fadel

Associate Professor of Law, University of Toronto

Paper Title: Agency, Representation and the Sunni Conception of Governance

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Timur Kuran

Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University

Paper Title: Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: Political Legacies of the Islamic Waqf

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Ruth Miller

Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Paper Title: Bacterial, Computational, and Cloned Life?  The Ottoman-Islamic Law and Politics of Nonhuman Vitality

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Martha Mundy

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Paper Title: Against ‘Islamic Law’: Imagining Normativity Outside Modern Sovereignty

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Brinkley Messick

Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

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Maya Shatzmiller

Professor of Islamic History, Western University, Canada

Paper Title: Women’s Property Rights In Islamic Law And Society – Significance And Impact

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Kristen Stilt

Professor of Law and History at Northwestern University

Paper Title: Constitutionalizing Animals in Egypt

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