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Islamic law and feminism is focus of lecture, March 6

"Islamic Law and Feminism: Opening a Dialogue" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in McCosh 50.

The speaker will be Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a research associate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of London. She will explore the recent rethinking of women's rights under Islamic law.

A specialist in gender, family relations, Islam, law and development, Mir-Hosseini is the author of "Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law in Iran and Morocco," "Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran" and "Feminism and the Islamic Republic: Dialogues with the Ulema," the latter two published by Princeton University Press. She also has co-produced two feature-length documentaries on contemporary issues in Iran: "Divorce Iranian Style" (1998) and "Runaway" (2001).

Mir-Hosseini's talk is designated as the Walter Edge Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series . It will be Webcast live.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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