Lifting the Veil – Session 5 – Islam and Democracy- November 10, 2016

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Professor Mohammad Fadel will discuss common questions related to the problem of democracy and religion broadly and in the case of Islam particularly.

What is the relationship of religion to democracy?
Does religion support democracy or undermine it?
How do such questions play out in the context of Islam?

Open to the Public – Free Admission
Thursday November 10, 2016 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Islamic Community Center of Augusta
465 Old Evans Road, Martinez, GA 30907
Contact: 706-210-5030

Mohammad H. Fadel is Associate Professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. Professor Fadel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations. Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.

Professor Fadel attended public schools in Columbia County from elementary through high school. He graduated from Evans High School in 1984.