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DISC/WCED Symposium. Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:00-6:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium (1120) Weill Hall (Ford School) Map
Moderator: Susan Waltz, professor of public policy, U-M. Respondent: Shirin Ebadi. Panelists: Asma Barlas, professor of politics, Ithaca College; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, U-M; Samar Habib, associate researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, University of London.

This symposium will bring together a diverse group of experts who have contributed to the conversation on human rights, gender, and LGBTQ movements in an Islamic context. Panelists will discuss the treatment of minorities in several parts of the Muslim world, including the the movement towards decriminalizing homosexuals, the Qur’an’s position on sex/gender, and the history of human rights in the Muslim world. This event follows a lecture by the Nobel-prize winning human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, who will participate in the panel discussion.

Part of the series Contemporary Islamic Identities. Visit for full series details.
Building: Weill Hall (Ford School)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Diversity, International, LGBT, Muslim
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Law School

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).