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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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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Guy Burak
Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian at Bobst Library, New York University
Paper Title: The Ottoman Introduction of the Kanun to the Arabic-Speaking Middle East
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Kristin Diwan
Asst. Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies, American University School of International Service
Paper Title: Islamic Development and Islamist Politics
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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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Brinkley Messick
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Paper Title: The Shari’a Archive
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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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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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William Smiley

Graduate Research Associate of the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University

Paper Title: Legitimation, Legal Advice, and Statecraft: The Şeyhülislam and the Ottoman Law of Rebellion, 1769-1830

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Kristen Stilt
Professor of Law and History at Northwestern University
Paper Title: Constitutionalizing Animals in Egypt
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