Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Durham University Shi'ite Conference

17 June 2008 - 18 June 2008 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Seminar

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Tuesday 17th June
9.00—9.45 Registration
9.45 Opening Address: Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami

Morning session:
10.00 – 10.45 Professor Robert Gleave – 'Ethics and Interpretation in Islamic Legal theory'
10.45 – 11.00 Refreshments
11.00 - 11.45 Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali – 'Medical Ethics in Shi'ite Islamic Law'
11.45 - 12.30 Dr Robert Song – 'The Roots of Christian Bio-Ethics'

Afternoon session:
14.15 – 15.00 Mohammad Mehdi Movahed Abtahi – 'A Methodological Approach to Shiite Judicial Decision Making on Assisted Reproduction'
15.00 – 15.45 Dr Richard Gauvain – 'The quibble over al-Ibl: camel urine as a curse or cure for modern Cairenes'
15.45 – 16.00 Refreshments
16.00 – 16.45 Dr Heydari – 'The Issue of Gender Reassignment in Shi'ite Islamic Jurisprudence'
17.00 – 18.00 Film presentation: 'Iran's Transsexuals', followed by discussion.

Wednesday 18th June

Morning session:
10.00 – 10.45 Dr Aboulhasan Haqani – 'Women in Shi'ite Islamic jurisprudence'
10.45 – 11.00 Refreshments
11.00 - 11.45 Dr Gholamreza Raeisian – 'Surrogate Motherhood in Shi'ite Islamic Law'
11.45 - 12.30 Dr Mohammad Baqer Ansari – 'The Development of Laws on Child Custody'

Afternoon session:
14.15 – 15.00 Dr Mohammad Ghari Seyed Fatemi – 'A Deliberative Equilibrium: A Shiite Philo-jurisprudential Reflection on Human Cloning'
15.00 – 15.45 Dr Habibollah Azimi – 'Cloning in Shi'ite Islamic Jurisprudence'
15.45 – 16.00 Refreshments
16.00 – 16.45 Dr Ali Fanaei & Aliraza Bhojani – 'The way Shi'ite Islamic Jurisprudence should respond to Medical, Ethical and Technological Challenges of the 21st Century'

For further information, please email the conference organizer c.p.turner@durham.ac.uk.

To register for this event visit: http://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/events-new/medical/shiajuris/

Location Details

The School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham.

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