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Law and Leadership Summer Program 2009

July 6-24, 2009


Topics & Speakers

Talking to the Media


Professor Roberta Oster Sachs, Associate Dean, University of Richmond Law School

Sexual Coercion, Patriarchal Violence and Law

Professor Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law, Harvard University Law School

Foundations of Islamic Law: The Qur'an

Imam Mohammed Magid, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center

Foundations of Islamic Law: Hadith


Imam Mohammed Magid

Foundations of Islamic Law: Ijtihad


Imam Mohammed Magid

The Islamic View of Gender and the Family


Dr. Azizah al-Hibri

Prince Among Slaves: A Story from America

Islamic Schools of Thought


Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor, George Washington University

Self-Awareness and Assessment for Development


Dr. Leary Davis, Founding Dean of Elon University School of Law, Elon University

World Justice Project


Leila Hanafi, Staff Attorney and Head of the Opportunity
Fund Program, World Justice Project
The Islamic Roots of Common Law
Professor John Makdisi, St. Thomas School of Law,
St. Thomas University

Conflict Resolution
Dr. Amr Abdalla, Professor and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, The University for Peace

The Leadership Moment


Dr. Michael Useem, Director, The Center for Leadership and Change Management, The
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Leadership Moment


Dr. Michael Useem

Meeting with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Rep. Barbara Lee on Capitol Hill

Beyond Cairo: Muslim Civic Engagement


in the Obama Administration
Reema Ali, Arshi Siddiqui, Sahar Aziz

Divorce and the Islamic Marriage in the U.S.


Professor John Mansfield, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard University School of Law

Distinctive Characteristics of
American Constitutionalism
Professor A. E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia School of Law

“America’s Islamic Heritage” Panel


Dr. Robert D. Crane, Co-founding member, Center for Understanding Islam
Amir Muhammad, President, Exhibit Curator, Smithsonian Anacosta Museum

Medieval Spanish Ceramics: Tiles and Vessels


Dr. Maria Luisa F. Mansfield,
Senior Research Associate, Harvard

Capitol Hill Meeting with Congressmen and


Congressional Muslim Staffers Association
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN
Rep. Andre Carson, D-IN

Overview of Federal Civil Rights Laws


Officials from the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Identity and Assimilation


Professor Archana Pathak, Rhetoric and Communications, University of Richmond
Meeting with First Freedom Center in Richmond, Pennsylvania
Dr. Isabelle Kinnard, Vice President for Education,
First Freedom Center

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Muslim Community


Bonita McGee

Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence


Dr. Azizah al-Hibri

Visit to Library of Congress

Women and Leadership


Dr. Monica McGrath, Academic Director,
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Qur’anic Guidance for Governance as it Shapes the Approach to Corporate Law


Stephen B. Young, Executive Director, Caux Round Table

Strategic Agility
Professor Roland Smith, Center for Creative Leadership

Islamic Marriage Contract


Dr. Azizah al-Hibri

Family Law: A Comparative Perspective


Abed Awad

Individual Taping Sessions


Professor Linda Garrett and Professor Glenn Rockefeller,
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania