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SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

President's Faculty Lecturer: Dr. Tamir Moustafa

Tamir Moustafa is Associate Professor of International Studies at SFU, where he also holds the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Cultural Change.  Moustafa’s research and teaching stands at the intersection of law and society, religion and politics, and state-society relations, with a regional focus on the Middle East.  He has held visiting fellowships at Princeton, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2007.  His current research explores the politics of Islamic law and liberal rights in Egypt and Malaysia.

Islamic Law and Women’s Rights:  The View from Malaysia

This lecture will focus on the efforts of Sisters in Islam, a Malaysian women's rights group that advocates the reform of Muslim family law through the framework of the Islamic legal tradition.  Dr. Moustafa will present original survey data on popular understandings of Islamic law, shedding light on the opportunities and constraints that these activists face as they push for women’s rights in the name of Islam.


Wed, 13 Mar 2013 7:00 PM

Room 1400 - 1430 Segal Centre Rooms,
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings Street

Event is free, registration required. Please register here.