Clark Lombardi

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Director of Islamic Legal Studies
Professor of Law

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Constitutional Power-Sharing, Devolution/Center-Periphery Relations and Comparative Analysis of Constitutions in Transitional Countries, United Nationalities Federal Council of Burma and Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Feb. 9, 2013 (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Constitutional Power-Sharing, Devolution/Center-Periphery Relations and Comparative Analysis of Constitutions in Transitional Countries, National Peace Center of Myanmar and Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Feb. 4, 2013 (Yangon, Myanmar)

The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, American Society of Comparative Law, Annual Meeting, Judicial Review: Between Promise and Chagrin, Oct. 5, 2012 (Iowa City, IA)

Constitutionalism, Constitutional Emergence, and Islam, National University of Singapore, Workshop on Comparative Constitutional Law & State Building: Beyond Liberalism, Aug. 2012 (Singapore)

What Happens When a Constitution Is Merely an Agreement to Agree: The Sociopolitical Foundations and Effects of Egypt's 1971 Constitution, National University of Singapore, Faculty Research Colloquium, Aug. 2012 (Singapore)

Institutional Design Questions for Regimes that Constitutionalize Shari`a, New York University, Conference on Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East, Mar. 2012 (New York, NY)

Will Constitutional Theocracy Bloom After the Arab Spring, University of Virginia School of Law, Constitution-Making and the Arab Spring, Feb. 24, 2012 (Charlottesville, VA)

Types of Islamic Review, George Washington University, Comparative Constitutional Law Workshop, Feb. 2012 (Washington, DC)

Moderator, University of Washington School of Law and Washington Law Review, The First Amendment in the Modern Age, Jan. 12, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Judicial Discovery of Islamic Law in Asia, East Asian Law and Society, Annual Conference, Oct. 2011 (Seoul, Korea)

Keynote, The Challenges and Opportunities of Islamic Review: Lessons for Afghanistan from the Experience of Other Muslim Countries, United States Insitute of Peace, Conference on the Afghan Constitution, Sep. 2011 (Kabul, Afghanistan)

Apostasy in Afghan Law: The Background to the Cases of Parwiz Kambaskh And Ghaus Zalmai, University of Washington School of Law, Who Defines Islamic Crimes in Afghanistan?: Lawyers, Judges and the Interpretation of Uncodified Blasphemy Law, Jun. 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Judges and Islamic Law in Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia, Sungkyunkwan University, Mediating Tradition: A Conference on National Courts as Interpreters of Islamic and Confucian Law in Contemporary Asia, Jun. 2011 (Seoul, Korea)

Keynote, What Will Follow the Arab Spring?: The Promise and Perils of Islamic Constitutionalism, University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference on Religion and Politics, May 2011 (Tacoma, WA)

The Egyptian Revolution: Implications for International and Constitutional Law, Seton Hall University, Egypt: Past Present and Future: A Conference on the Impact and Implications of the Egyptian Revolution in the Middle East and Beyond, Apr. 8, 2011 (Newark, NJ)

Islamic Law & Liberal Democracy, Arizona State University, Center for Law & Global Affairs, Jan. 13, 2011 (Tempe, AZ)

Litigating Islamic Law in a 21st Century Afghan Court, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Conference, Jan. 2011 (San Francisco, CA)

The Egyptian Constitution as Agreement to Disagree: Roots and Consequences, Oxford University, Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions, Dec. 11, 2010 (Oxford, England)

Who Speaks for Islamic Law?: Judges, Georgetown University, Rethinking Shariah: Who Speaks for Islam?, Oct. 7, 2010 (Washington, DC)

Panelist, Building the Rule of Law in Afghanistan and Iraq: The Role of International Organizations, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Conference on Rule of Law Reform in Afghanistan and Iraq: Challenges for the Coming Decade, Sep. 24, 2010 (Philadelphia, PA)

When Judicial Review Requires Interpretation of Shari`a: Preliminary Thoughts, Asian Law Institute and the International Islamic University, 7th ASLI Conference: Law in a Pluralist Asia: Challenges and Prospects, May 23, 2010 (Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia)

Judicialization of Islamic Law: Implications for the Field, Columbia University, The State and Islamic Law: A Comparison of Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Nov. 5, 2009 (New York, NY)

Panelist, Harvard Law School, Constitutional Court Judges from the Muslim World, Nov. 1, 2009 (Cambridge, MA)

Islamization and Judicial Empowerment: Lessons from Pakistan and Egypt, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting, May 29, 2009 (Denver, CO)

Why Study Islamic Legal Professionals in Modern Southeast Asia?, with Michael Feener, National University of Singapore, Workshop on Creating Islamic Lawyers and Judges: Islamic Law in the Law Schools and Judicial Training Academies of Muslim Southeast Asia, Feb. 2009 (Singapore)

Training Legal Professionals in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned, Stanford University, Workshop on Afghan Legal Education, Nov. 11, 2008 (Stanford, CA)

The Search for Common Ground Between Islamic and International Law: The Need to Define Terms, International Bar Association, Salzburg Seminar on Islamic law and International Law: The Search for Common Ground, Oct. 26, 2008 (Salzburg, Austria)

Shariah & Constitution Making in Egypt, Indonesia, and Afghanistan, Georgetown University, Conference: Is there a Role for Shari`a in Modern States?, Oct. 23, 2008 (Washington, DC)

Islamic Law, Human Rights and the State in Modern Egypt, University of Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2008 (Tokyo, Japan)

Judicial Interpretation of Shari`a in Egypt: Trends and Implications, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Oct. 20, 2008 (Tokyo, Japan)

Islamic Law as a Source of Non-Derogable Liberal Rights: The Surprising Views of a Liberal Christian, Islamist, Pakistani Judge, National University of Singapore, Conference on Emergency Rule in Asia, May 3, 2008 (Singapore)

The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt and Shari`a, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Official Council on Islamic Ideology, Apr. 28, 2008 (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Development of Islamic Law Studies in the United States, National Islamic University of Indonesia, Mar. 25, 2008 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Afghanistan, with Jon Eddy, University of Washington, Hot Spot’s Lecture for the Community, Oct. 2007

Federal and Regional Court Jurisdictions in Federal States: Considerations for Iraq, International Seminar on Practical Federalism in Iraq, Jul. 2007 (Erbil, Iraq)

Federal and Regional Powers as Envisioned in the New Kurdish Oil Law, International Seminar on Practical Federalism in Iraq, Jul. 2007 (Erbil, Iraq)

The Rise of Judges as a New Voice in Islamic Law: Lessons from Egypt, Questions for Pakistan, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law and Asian Research Institute, Apr. 29, 2007

What Is the “Law” of a Developing Muslim State?: Reflections on Afghanistan, Asian Law Institute Annual Conference, Apr. 24, 2007 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Challenges of Legal Reconstruction in a Post-Conflict Setting, with Jonathan Eddy, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies, Hot Spots in Our World, Apr. 4, 2007 (Seattle)

Moderator, Autonomy, Federalism and the Rule of Law in Iraq, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Conference, Jan. 2007

Integration of Islamic Law into the Constitutional Law of Muslim Countries, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Conference, Jan. 2007

Compatability of Constitutional Provisions Requiring Conformity with Shar`ia and the Liberal Rule of Law: Lessons from Egypt, Columbia University School of Law, Associates in Law Colloquium, Nov. 2006

The Democraticization and Liberalization of Islam in Egyptian Courts, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Affairs, Conference on Law and Democracy, Oct. 2006

Fiscal Federalism and the Distribution of Oil Revenues in Federal States, International Conference on Implementing Federalism in Iraq, Jul. 2006 (Venice, Italy)

Panelist, Religious Freedoms in Federal States, International Conference on Implementing Federalism in Iraq, Jul. 2006 (Venice, Italy)

Moderator, Roundtable on Shari`a and Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations, National Conference, Jun. 2006

Nineteenth-Century Free Exercise Jurisprudence in Context: Rethinking Reynolds v. United States, University of Oregon, Mar. 2006

Islam in National Constitutions: Iraq and Beyond, University of Puget Sound, Feb. 2006

The New Supreme Court and Your Civil Liberties, University of Washington, Jan. 1, 2006

Distribution of Oil Revenues Among National and Sub-national Units in Contemporary Federations, Seminar on Practical Federalism in Iraq, Nov. 2005 (Sicily)

Commentator, University of Washington, Islam, Modernity and Asia Conference, May 2005

Council on Foreign Relations Special Advisory Committee, Report on the Drafting of an Iraqi Constitution, Washington, D.C. (February 2005), Participant in meetings to review the report. , Feb. 1, 2005

Council on Foreign Relations Special Advisory Committee, Report on the Image of America in the Islamic World, New York City (Feb. 2005), Participant in meetings to review the report., Feb. 1, 2005

Application of Islamic Law in Federalized Legal Systems, Seminar on Practical Federalism in Iraq, Jan. 2005 (Sicily)

The Study of Islamic Law in American Law Schools, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2005 (San Francisco)

Islamic Law and Islamic Politics in Asia, U.S. Army, Fort Lewis, First Special Forces Command, Sep. 2004

Commentator, Transmission of Islamic Legal Knowledge in Indonesia, Harvard Law School, Islamic Law in Indonesia Conference, Apr. 2004

The Nass in the Jurisprudence of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, American Research Center in Egypt, Annual Conference, Apr. 2003

Islam, Constitutionalism and Human Rights, Bar Association of the City of New York, Human Rights Committee, Jul. 2002

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