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Wednesday 12th May 2021

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LGBTQ Iran: Art, Activism and Therapy of Trans theatre in Iran
12/05/2021 4:00pm
SOAS Middle East Institute
For the third session on LGBTQ Iran, Saman Arastoo, Iranian actor, director and activist, will share his life of being trans in Iran, and present excerpts of his theatre production and self-cognition workshops, before discussing his work as an artist and activist in the world of Iranian performance.
Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions - Online Course
12/05/2021 5:00pm - 26/05/2021 7:30pm
Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to begin with? And what is the politics around references to Islam in them? What are, in particular, the sharia provisions, and how do they work? This online course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations of constitutional law, the articulations of State-Islam relations in contemporary constitutions, and the various models of sharia provisions in a comparative perspective. Sharia provisions, in particular, are considered both in terms of their wording and the overall design.