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Wed, November 07, 2018
7:00 PM

St. Edward's University
Carter Auditorium John Brooks Williams - South
Austin, TX 78704
Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture 2018

Join us in welcoming Notre Dame Associate Professor, Political Science; Concurrent Associate Professor, Law School, Emilia Justyna Powell, Ph.D.

Every year, the Notre Dame Club of Austin partners with our fellow Holy Cross order school, St. Edwards University, to present a thought-provoking lecture on issues that fill the airwaves and challenge our beliefs. We hope you'll join us for a great evening of inquiry. It's a team effort - St. Ed's graciously hosts, our club springs for beer, wine & snacks and we all enjoy an evening of camaraderie.


Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm with reception to follow.

Hesburgh Lecture Background:

Inspired by the late Father Hesburgh's example of lifelong learning, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought University faculty to Notre Dame clubs and their local communities since 1986. The lectures, presented by mostly tenured faculty, showcase the depth and breadth of Notre Dame's academic expertise in research and teaching. The series furthers the mission of the Alumni Association to provide the meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni and friends.


International Law and the Islamic World

Is Islamic law incompatible with international law? More specifically, how can we frame, understand, and define the relationship between the Islamic world and international law? Islamic law's deeply religious nature is routinely interpreted as opposed to secular international law. But, there are many similarities in how the West and the Islamic world perceive interactions between countries.


Associate Professor, Political Science; Concurrent Associate Professor, Law School; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace

Emilia Justyna Powell is an Associate Professor of Political Science, concurrent appointment at the Law School. Professor Powell specializes in international law and international courts, as well as the nexus between Islamic law (sharia) and international law. Her prominent publications include a book published in Cambridge University Press (2011) entitled Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell), and several articles in top political science academic journals. Her new book project entitled Islamic Law States and International Law: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes provides a comprehensive examination of differences and similarities between sharia and international law. She has been a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and the University of Copenhagen Law School. 


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