Countering Violent Extremism


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Wednesday – May 4, 2016 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Palmetto Forum is a world affairs luncheon seminar designed to stimulate the discussion of international issues within the Columbia professional community. The Palmetto Forum meets monthly at Palmetto Club and members are among some of Columbia’s most prominent citizens.

This month’s topic is “Countering Violent Extremism” presented by Hamid Khan.

Hamid Khan joined the Rule of Law Collaborative as Deputy Director in January 2015. Hamid previously served as a Senior Rule of Law Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), where he worked on rule of law issues throughout the Islamic world. During his time with USIP, he also served as a Professorial Lecturer of Islamic Law at the George Washington School of Law. His substantive work and instruction has delved into the intersection of Islamic law and tribal legal systems, Islamic constitutionalism, issues of Islamic law both in the context of armed conflict and post-conflict justice, gender issues under Islamic law, classical and contemporary Islamic criminal law, Islamic property law, and trends in contemporary Islamic political thought.
Before his tenure with USIP, Hamid served as Postdoctoral Fellow for Stanford Law School’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project, and he has consulted on rule of law issues with a wide variety of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and U.S. Government agencies. He currently serves as a resident member of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Consortium on Islamic law and source expert on Islamic Law for the International Network to Promote of Law. He is a former adjunct professor of Islamic law at the University of Colorado Law School and former visiting professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Wyoming.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 29th
***We cannot guarantee a name-tag to guests who reserve after this date***
If you must cancel, please do so before Friday-April 29th.

$20- Public
$10 – Students
(Lunch will be provided)

***Student Offer- 1st 10 students to RSVP and pay in advance will receive a 50% discount**