Islamic Finance—Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School‘s Islamic Finance Project hosts the Eleventh Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance April 26-27, 2014. Abstracts are due Aug. 4., 2013.

Islamic finance literature frequently refers to economic justice, equitable distribution of opportunity and wealth, ethics, morality, equity and fairness in business dealings. Critics, however, contend that the current practice of Islamic finance is not adequately informed by such ideals. Can cooperative financial models such as takaful facilitate the development and growth of financial solutions that more clearly reflect the ideals of Islamic finance?

The Eleventh Forum seeks to reassess and critically engage with issues of risk sharing, mutuality, solidarity, and socio-economic welfare in the context of a discussion about takaful and other types of cooperative financial solutions.