Taliban and Modernity

On Tuesday, March 21 at noon Eastern, Harvard Law School's Program in Islamic Law will host Dr. Haroun Rahimi of the American University of Afghanistan for an online talk.

The presentation will explore the Taliban’s approaches to law, rights, governance, education, and the public and private spheres, examining what they can tell us about the problems of modernity within these contexts. The presentation will also assess how to address these problems from within the Islamic tradition if we adopt the paradagim of multitude of modernities. In particular, the presentation focuses on possible re-understandings of premodern conceptions of separation of power in the Muslim tradition as a way to counter theocratic authoritarianism in the Muslim context.

Dr. Dilyara Agisheva of Harvard Law School will moderate. To register, click here.

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