Globalization and Law in Muslim Societies*
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Ten participants from major law schools in the United States, the World Bank and private law offices discuss the way globalization affected Islamic law and, more particularly, personal status law and commercial law, and how Western systems of law have had at times to adapt to Islamic practices.
Ibrahim F. I. Shihata, ret. Senior Vice President, General Counsel, The World Bank: keynote address. "Globalization and Islamic Law: Some Reflections"
Lawrence Rosen, Chair,
Anthropology Department, Princeton University, "Transnational
Problems Posed for
Muslims in the Legal Realm"
Azizah al-Hibri, Professor
of Law, University of Richmond, and Jessie Ball duPont Scholar, National
Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., "The Muslim Marriage Contract
in the 21st Century"
Richard D. Freeland,
Visiting Researcher, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School,
"Treatment of Muslims
and Islamic Law in US Courts"
Introduction by Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab World Area Specialist,
Library of Congress (Chair)
David L. Khairallah, Of Counsel,
Washington Office, White & Case, "Globalization and Governance
in Arab Societies"
Maryam Elahi, Director, Human Rights
Program, Trinity College, "Impact of the Human Rights Movement
Advocacy in the Middle East"
Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab World Area Specialist, Library of Congress (Chair)
Introduction by Prosser Gifford, Arab World Area Specialist, Library of Congress (Chair)
Osman Bin Bakar, Chair of Islam in
Southeast Asia, and Visiting Professor at the Center for Christian-Muslim
Understanding, Georgetown University, "Islam as a Factor in Malaysia"s
Response to Globalization"
M. Lesley Wilkins, Bibliographer
for Law of the Islamic World, Harvard Law School Library, "Globalization,
Libraries and Legal Resources"
Prosser Gifford, Director, Office of Scholarly Programs, Library
of Congress (Chair)
*Made possible with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation
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