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Thursday 15th June - “Islamic Finance: the Middle East, Malaysia, and the West” (Daniele D'Alvia, Birkbeck)

The panel aims at providing an in-depth account of Islamic conceptions of gharar in contrast to current Western conceptualisations of risk, using the respective financial legal frameworks of both as criterion. One of the more decisive stakes of the difference of approaches distinguishing Islamic and contemporary Western legal orders today concerns the regulation of financial markets; rather than focussing exclusively on the study of classical Islamic finance’s features such as the prohibition of interest (riba) or usury and its criminalisation, the panel will therefore approach its object according to a comparative-legal-studies agenda. This proceeding should enable us to investigate whether and how the definitions of risk and uncertainty — crucial features of our financial markets — can be understood as preferentially related to specific features of Islamic law. Instances of legislative accommodation of Islamic finance as well as legal transfers/transplants will serve us as clues and examples destined to grant an unprejudiced study and evaluation, and an open-ended reflection of whether Islamic finance can, both despite and because of its difference to Western finance models, represent itself also as a source (as opposed to: only as an address) for legal borrowing and transplants.

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Prof. Michelle Everson, Birkbeck University of London (Chair and Discussant)

Prof. Habib Ahmed, Durham Business School, UK (Panelist)

Senior Lecturer Gabriella Gimigliano, University of Siena – Business School, Italy (Panelist)

Mr. Daniele D’Alvia, Birkbeck University of London and Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Germany (Panelist)

Prof. Volker Nienhaus, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Malaysia (Panelist)

This is a free event, however booking is required.

Law On Trial 2017: Religion On Trial

The School of Law’s annual ‘Law On Trial’ event, a week-long programme of free to attend public lectures and panel discussions will this year focus on the theme of religion. It will be: ‘Religion On Trial’. Running from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June 2017, the event brings together academics, recognised internationally as authorities in their field, both from the School of Law's own ranks and from around the world.

Sign up to the week's events via the links below:

Monday, 12th June 2017 - “Why Does Liberalism Find It So Hard To Cope With Religious Identity?”

Tuesday, 13th June 2017- “Babylon System: Prophecy and Political Advocacy in Marley’s Lyric”

Wednesday, 14th June 2017 - "Islamic Law and Gender Justice"

Thursday, 15th June 2017 - “Islamic Finance: the Middle East, Malaysia, and the West”

Friday, 16th June 2017 - “Demystifying Secularization"

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