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Professor Bernard Haykel to Deliver the Inaugural Dallah Albaraka Lecture on Islamic Law & Civilization on Sept. 24

A new lecture series—The Dallah Albaraka Lectures on Islamic Law & Civilization—will begin this fall at Yale Law School.

Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton University, will deliver the first lecture on September 24 at 4:15 p.m. in the Law School’s Faculty Lounge. Author of Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Professor Haykel will deliver a lecture titled “The Political Failure of Islam.”

In all, the lecture series will bring six speakers to Yale Law School over the coming academic year (download full schedule). The speakers represent a range of disciplines, including a lawyer, a political scientist, an historian, and an engineer who is a leading Iranian philosopher. On October 8, Harvard Professor Noah Feldman ’97 will discuss “The Fall of the Arab Spring” and on November 5, George Washington University Professor Nathan J. Brown will speak about “Arab Constitutions in the 21st Century: A New Beginning or an Unhappy Ending?” All of the Dallah Albaraka lectures are open to the public.

“This lecture series will offer our community the opportunity to examine and discuss Islamic law and civilization,” said Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77. “It is essential that our students engage this subject, and these lectures will enable us pursue this important dimension of our educational mission.”