Institution Quraysh Co-Sponsors Harvard Law School Association of Arabia Inaugural Meeting
LONDON, 16 April, 2012 — Institution Quraysh for Law and Policy (iQ), the Middle Eastern affiliate of Covington & Burling, co-sponsored the Harvard Law School Association of Arabia Inaugural Meeting and 125th Harvard Law School Association Anniversary Celebration held April 7-8 in Doha, Qatar.
“We were honored to co-sponsor the inaugural HLSAA event and excited to participate in such discussions about such important topics as ‘The Struggle for Arab Self-Determination,’ ‘Human Rights, Women & Islam,’ and the ‘Future of Global Legal Education,’” said Malik Dahlan, iQ principal and chief lawyer, who also serves as the president of HLSAA.
Professor Charles Ogletree, director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and several other deans and professors from the university participated in the event. Professor Ogletree led a dialogue drawing parallels between the 100 years of Arab self-determination and the African-American civil rights movement in the United States from the time of abolition through the 1960s civil rights movement up until today.
The Qatari Minister of Justice, His Excellency Minister Hasan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanem, spoke at the Gala Dinner of the ‘Rule of Law’ and the development of an independent judiciary in Qatar. Other attendees included His Excellency Dr. Salaheddin Al-Bashir, Jordan’s former Minister of Justice, and Harvard alumni who are now government ministers and officials, members of the judiciary, general counsels of major multinational corporations and other legal professionals.
Speaking at the Networking Luncheon entitled “Doing Business in the Middle East,” and sponsored by iQ, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Susan L. Ziadeh spoke of “the strong business ties between the United States and Qatar” and commended the alumni for coming together “for this important exchange of ideas.”
The event program also included a special session on the ‘Rise of Asia’ featuring Harvard alumni from Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Indonesia.
Further information on the event can be found on www.hlsa.org and www.quraysh.com.
Originally published at www.cov.com