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Distinguished Lecture Series in Middle Eastern Studies at
Boston College sponsored by the Islamic Civilization & Societies
Program and by the Center for Human Rights & International Justice and
Boisi Center for Religion & American Public Life
Prof. Abdullahi A. An-Na'im
Islam, Shria, and Democratic
Transformation in the Arab World
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:45 to 6:30 PM in Devlin Hall 008
Abdullahi A. An-Na’im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in
Atlanta, where he has taught since 1995. He holds an LLB (Honours) University of Khartoum,
Sudan (1970) and PhD in Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1976) and an Honorary
Doctorate from the Universite catholique de Louvain (2009). He served as Executive Director of
Human Rights Watch/Africa 1993-95. Prof. An-Na`im is the author of Islam and the Secular State:
Negotiating the Future of Shari`a (2008); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006);
and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law (1990).
For more information contact the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program at <[email protected]> or call 617/552-4170