Tobunken-Seminar/International Workshop "Law and equality in the Middle East from a gender perspective: a post-2011 view"

Islam & Gender Studies Project cordially invites you to a Tobunken Seminar titled "Law and equality in the Middle East from a gender perspective: a post-2011 view"

Date:November 3rd, 2017 14:00-17:00

Venue: Main Conference Room, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Moderator: Junko Toriyama (JSPS Fellow)

Lecturer: Chibli Mallat (Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Utah, USA, Principal of Mallat Law Offices, Beirut, Lebanon)

Title: "Law and equality in the Middle East from a gender perspective: a post-2011 view"

Building on previous work on family law in the Middle East focusing on gender equality in law and court practice, the talk will address two topics: reformist and revolutionary trends in family law after 2011, and the place of women in the public arena following the epoch-making events of the Arab Spring. The lecture will build on three recent books published, or nearly completed, on Middle Eastern Law (OUP 2007, new edition 2018), Philosophy of Nonviolence (OUP 2015), and Saudi Law (The Normalization of Saudi law, in progress). The lecture will analyse retreats for gender equality in various Middle Eastern theaters, but will emphasize breakthroughs of an unprecedented nature for the better.

Discussant: Sera Ohno (JSPS Fellow)

2:00-2:10 Opening Remarks (Eiji Nagasawa)
2:10-2:15 Introduction (Tomoki Okawara)
2:15-3:15 Lecture(Chibli Mallat )
3:15-3:35 Coffee Break
3:35-3:45 Comment(Sera Ohno)
3:45-4:25 Discussion
4:25-4:30 Closing Remarks
4:30-5:00 Networking

About the Lecturer(Chibli Mallat)
Chibli Mallat is an international lawyer and a law professor. He held the EU Jean Monnet Chair of Law at Saint Joseph's University in Lebanon from 2001 to 2017, and has taught in the US at Princeton University, Yale and Harvard law schools, the University of Virginia Law School, in Europe at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris, the University of Lyon, and in Lebanon at Saint Joseph's University, the Islamic University, and the University of Utah. Since 2016, Mallat has resided in Beirut, where he is the principal of Mallat Law Offices.

About the Discussants(Sera Ohno)
Major: Gender Studies (Legal policy, International migration theory) She has been working on the human trafficking issue and human rights issue of foreign nationals in Japan. Her current interest is on the Japanese immigration policy and gender.