Feb. 12: Asifa Quraishi-Landes, "Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century"

Asifa Quraishi-Landes, associate professor of law, will discuss her Guggenheim-supported project "Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century: Not Theocratic. Not Secular. Not Impossible," in which she is articulating a new constitutional framework for Muslim-majority countries. Her framework addresses both the Muslim impulse for a sharia-based government, as well as secular concerns that a non-theocratic system is important in order to respect human and civil rights. Quraishi-Landes specializes in comparative Islamic and United States constitutional law, with a current focus on modern Islamic constitutional theory. She is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar and 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.

The talk will take place at 6 p.m., Feb. 12, 2013, at University Club, 803 State Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and hors d'oeuvres, and a discussion and networking will follow the presentation.

For registration information, please contact the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations.

Submitted by Law School News on February 6, 2013

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