Islam in the Law: Sharia, Secularism, and Society in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

The Center co-sponsored conference “Islam in the Law: Sharia, Secularism, and Society in the Euro-Mediterranean Region” was held November 7-9, 2013 at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Welcomes by Dean Nisar Messari of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor T. Jeremy Gunn both of Al Akhawayn, were followed by keynote addresses by Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute, and Tahir Mahmood, Professor of Eminence & Honorary Chair, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity International University.

Other speakers were Professors Cole Durham and James Toronto of Brigham Young University; Professor Gerhard Robbers, University of Trier; Professor Alessandro Ferrari, University of Milan; Professor Blandine Chelini-Pont, University Aix-Marseilles; Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón, Complutense University; Professor Mohammed Mouaquit, Hassan II University Casablanca; Professor Amal Idrissi, Moulay Ismail University, Meknès Morocco; and Professors Émilie Roy, Christopher Longhurst, Doris Gray, Driss Maghraoui, Jack Kalpakian, and Djallil Lounna, all of Al Akhawayn University. Also speaking were Father Vsevolod Chaplin, Russian Orthodox Church; Dr. Pasquale Annicchino, European University Institute; Dr. Baudoin Dupret, Director, Centre Jacques-Berque (Rabat, Morocco); and The Honorable Waël Rady, Chief Judge, Economic Court of Cairo.