Professor Homa Hoodfar will make opening remarks, and Professor Vrinda Narain will moderate.
All are welcome. Questions may be submitted in advance to chrlp.law [at] mcgill.ca.
Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is a Research Affiliate at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. She also served as the Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Georgetown University’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution and as the Associate Director at Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. Her experience includes research, programming in conflict resolution and development in the MENA region, intergroup and interfaith mediation and dialogue facilitation, gender-responsive programming, and evaluation and monitoring. She is the author of “Standing on an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives of War and Peace in the Palestinian Territories” and co-author of “Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice,” and “On the Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution” in the Religion Matters Book Series.
Naureen Shameem sits on the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Board. She is an activist and human rights lawyer, with experience in research and international advocacy. She was previously Women and Justice Fellow with the Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, teaching and supervising projects at the International Human Rights Clinic. Naureen also worked with Women Living Under Muslim Laws, where among other projects she coordinated the global Stop Stoning Women campaign, and has been a researcher and advocate for gender justice and refugee rights with INTERIGHTS, the ILO, the Red Cross and the Human Dignity Trust. She has an academic background in women’s rights, religion and international law from Harvard Law School.
Rumee Ahmed is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts at UBC and Associate Professor of Islamic Law. His writing and research span religion, law, theology, philosophy, and hermeneutics. He is the author of Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law (Stanford University Press, 2018) and Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law (Oxford University Press, 2019) and The Objectives of Islamic Law (Lexington Books, 2018). He is a regular commentator for international policy organizations like the UN, the Atlantic Council, the World Bank, and the Carter Center, and has done a lot of other stuff, too, but somehow has yet to beat the original Super Mario Bros.