This year’s Annual Socio-Legal Lecture will be given by Professor Abduallhi An-Na’im, the Howard Candler Professor of Law and Emory University.  Professor An-Na’im has written extensively about freedom of expression issues in Islamic law. This lecture will focus on “Sharia and Constitutionalism in Islamic Societies”.

The lecture will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im  (from Sudan) is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law. An-Na‘im is the author of many acclaimed books including: What is an American Muslim (2014); Muslims and Global Justice (2011); Islam and the Secular State (2008); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006); and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil liberties, human rights and international law (1990).  He also published more than 60 articles and book chapters on human rights, constitutionalism and Islam and politics in African and Islamic countries.