Dialogues on Defining Islam at Albany Law School

Dialogues on Defining Islam at Albany Law School

3/5/2009 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School's Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA), in conjunction with the school's Business Law Society and Diversity Office, will host a series of dialogues on defining Islam. The dialogues will take place on March 23, 25, and 26 at Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany.

Rushdi Siddiqui, Former Director of Islamic Indexes for the Dow Jones, will be speaking as the keynote on the topic of Islamic Finance, specifically on building a capital Islamic market, global IF challenges, and legal and regulatory issues. Siddiqui was recently named Global Head of Islamic Finance for Thomson Reuters. His speech will take place on Thursday, March 26 at approximately 5 p.m. in Room 200 of Albany Law School's 1928 Building at 80 New Scotland Ave.

Other presentations include:

"Enhancement of Modern Islamic Jurisprudence Through Better Training of Jurists", Speaker: Hany Mawla, Esq., Adjunct Professor in Islamic Law, Rutgers University; Chair, NJ Arab-American Heritage Commission

"How Islamic Lawmakers are Adapting Law to Accommodate Muslims Living in the West", Speaker: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi, President, Mohsena Memorial Foundation, author of four books including "Understanding Karbala"

"Islam & Democracy" (Specific Topic TBD), Speaker: Mr. Faisal Kutty, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Toronto, ON

"The Basics of Islamic Finance", Speaker: Professor Ali Khan, Professor of Law at Washburn Law School, Topeka, KS

Each dialogue is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, or for more information, visit http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/ or contact mnaquvi@albanylaw.edu.