Carl Heinrich Becker Lecture
Tue 19 May 2009 | 19:00–21:00

Shari'a and the Secular State in the Middle East and Europe

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im (Emory University in Atlanta)

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Wallotstr. 19, 14193 Berlin

Carl Heinrich Becker Lecture of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation 2009

Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finances (former Federal Minister of the Interior)
Islam and German Religious Constitutional Law

Dieter Grimm

The print version can be found here.

Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He holds an LL.B., University of Khartoum/Sudan; LL.B. and LL.M., University of Cambridge/England, and PhD in Law, University of Edinburgh/Scotland. He taught at the University of Khartoum, at UCLA/USA, the University of Saskatchewan/Canada and Uppsala University/Sweden. He served as Executive Director of Human Rights Watch/Africa 1993—95.
An-Na’im is the author of Islam and the Secular State (2008); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006) and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law (1990). He is editor of Islamic Family Law in a Changing World: A Global Resource Book (2002); Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa (2002); Human Rights under African Constitutions (2003); Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Quest for Consensus (1992).

More information about his person, his texts and projects:

Reports in the German press

Andrea Nüsse: Wie säkular ist Deutschland?, in: Der Tagesspiegel, 22.5.2009

Stephan Speicher: "Der Staat soll nicht religiös sein", in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 22.05.2009

Patrick Bahners: "Es gibt Muslime, die mich töten wollen", in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22.5.2009

"Schäuble: 'Es empfiehlt sich, Texte zu lesen' ", in:

Harry Nutt: "Das Trennende und das Verbindende", in: Frankfurter Rundschau, 22.05.2009

Michaela Schlagenwerth: "Texte vorher lesen, Herr Koch", in: Berliner Zeitung, 22.05.2009

"Der Staat darf nicht religiös sein!", Internetredaktion des Bundesministeriums des Inneren

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