Democratizing Shari’a: The Regulation and Application of Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India, and Greece

Starts:
4:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014
Ends:
6:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cura/yuksel-sezgin/
Address:
121 Bay State Rd.
Room:
Lecture Room, 1st Fl.
Contact Organization:
CURA
Contact Name:
Arlene Brennan
Contact Phone:
353-9050
Fees:
free
Speakers:
Yüksel Sezgin
Audience:
public
YĆ¼ksel Sezgin is the director of the Middle East Studies Program and an assistant professor of political science at Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Ankara, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of London (SOAS), and the University of Washington. He previously taught at the University of Washington, Harvard Divinity School, and the City University of New York, and held research positions at Princeton University, Columbia University, University of Bielefeld, American University in Cairo, and the University of Delhi. He is the author of Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India (Cambridge University Press, 2013) which awarded the 2014 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Prize by American Sociological Association.