Next York-Noor lecture looks at Islamic natural law

University of Toronto law Professor Anver Emon will deliver two talks as part of the 2010-2011 York-Noor Lecture Series: Recent Publications on Islam and Muslim Societies.

The first lecture, “Islamic Natural Law Theories and After”, will take place Sunday, March 13, from 3 to 5pm at the Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Dr. (Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Avenue) in Toronto.

Left: Anver Emon

The second, “Islamic Natural Law Theories: Theologies of Reason, Philosophies of Law”, will take place Monday, March 14 from 11:30 to 2:30pm in the Vanier Senior Common Room, 010 Vanier College, Keele campus.

Emon’s research focuses on premodern and modern Islamic legal history and theory; premodern modes of governance and adjudication; and the role of Sharia both inside and outside the Muslim world.

The author of Islamic Natural Law Theories (Oxford University Press, 2010), Emon is the founding editor of Middle East Law and Governance: An Interdisciplinary Journal, sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Law and Religion and is the general editor of the forthcoming Oxford Series in Islamic Legal Studies from Oxford University Press.

For more information on the York-Noor Lecture Series, visit the Noor Cultural Centre website.