Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages,
May 2 2014,
Oak Hall 101
Talk by Amr A. Shalakany at 4PM on Thursday, April 24 in Oak Hall 236.
Shalakany was selected in 2008 as Carnegie Scholar for his research project on the transformation of Shari’a in modern Egyptian jurisprudence, to be published in three volumes, the first of which recently appeared in Arabic from Dar Al-Shorouk as “The Rise and Fall of Egypt’s Modern Legal Elite 1805-2005.” Forthcoming publications for 2014 include a book entitled “Restless Jurists Compared: Critique and Reconstruction of Contract Law Theory in the US, France, and Egypt 1900-1942,” to appear in English from Brill for the Studies Series in the History of Private Law. Also forthcoming is an edited volume with Professor Khaled Fahmy on “New Approaches to Islamic Law History: Late Mamluk Egypt to the Present,” with a contributing chapter on “The Secular Time-Hinge in Islamic Law History,” to appear in English with Arabic translation by AUC Press and Dar Al-Shorouk. Shalakany is also recipient of several research grants for the collection, analysis and publication of landmark court decisions in contemporary Egyptian case law, particularly with relevance to post-revolution social and economic policy debates.