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Videos and Podcasts on Institute research, including streamable lectures, conference presentations, and workshop sessions.

PD Dr. Manfred Sing (University of Freiburg): Islamic Bioethics: Development, Characteristics, Challenges

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 6 October 2022. more

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago): Is Islamic law ethical?

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 25 August 2022. more

Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg): The Global Qur’an. Transnational dimensions of Qur’an translation

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 9 June 2022. more

Latest Thinking: The Reformation of Greek-Orthodox Family Law: The Example of Jordan

Dörthe Engelcke explains at Latest Thinking why reforming the family laws of Christian communities in Middle Eastern countries is difficult. more

Ralf Michaels on colonial structures in the law

Europe and the U.S. continue to set the standards against which the rest of the world is measured. This is true also when it comes to how the law is conceived. Western structures are in some regards so thoroughly internalized that it can be hard to recognize them – which makes comparative law that much more valuable. Just how the discipline of comparative law can counter colonial ideas and allow for more legal diversity is explained in the podcast by Institute Director Ralf Michaels. (in German) more

Eirik Hovden (University of Bergen): Waqf in Zaydi Yemen

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 28 April 2022. more

Anja Geller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Data Protection Law as an Instrument for Regulating State Use of Data in the EU and China?

Guest lecture as part of the series “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” on 18 February 2022. more

Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale University) & Soraya Tremayne (University of Oxford): Infertility and Assisted Conception in the Muslim World

Guest lecture on 27 January 2022 as part of the series „Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law“. more

Philipp Renninger (Lund University): A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Law? Legal Studies in Times of ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Law Rule’

Guest lecture at the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law, 16 December 2021. more

Latest Thinking: Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia: How Legal Norms Evolve Without State Interference

Can Islamic law develop without state interference? Analysing change in Islamic law can help us understand social and political developments in the Muslim world. Dominik Krell talks about his research about divorce law in Saudi Arabia.  more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster VI and Closing Comments

Cluster VI – Rights, Law and Cooperation and Closing Comments
Watch here the talks of Cluster VI - Rights, Law and Cooperation and the closing comments of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Sabine Corneloup and Jinske Verhellen on “SDG 16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.” and Hans van Loon (for Fabricio B. Pasquot Polido) on “SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals”. Discussant: Marta Pertegás.
The closing comments are delivered by the organizers Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Hans van Loon. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster V

Cluster V – Living Conditions Watch here the talks of Cluster V - Living Conditions of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Klaas Hendrik Eller on “SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.”, Geneviève Saumier on “SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production” and Richard Frimpong Oppong on “SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation”. Discussant: Ralf Michaels. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Keynote

Keynote – The Private Side of Transforming our World Watch here Anita Ramasastry’s Keynote lecture at the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster IV

Cluster IV – Climate and Planet Watch here the talks of Cluster IV - Climate and Planet of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Eduardo Álvarez-Armas on “SDG 13: Climate Action”, Tajudeen Sanni on “SDG 14: Life Below Water” and Jay Sanderson and Drossos Stamboulakison on “SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities”. Discussant: Duncan French. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Book launch

Book Launch Book launch of the publication “The Private Side of Transforming our World - UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”, edited by Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Hans van Loon as part of the same-titled conference in September 2021. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster III

Cluster III – Education, Gender and Socio-Economic Inequality Watch here the talks of Cluster III - Education, Gender and Socio-Economic Inequality of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Klaus D. Beiter on “SDG 4: Quality Education”, Gülüm Bayraktaroğlu-Özçelik on “SDG 5: Gender Equality” and Thalia Kruger on “SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities”. Discussant: Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster II

Cluster II – Energy, Work and Infrastructure Watch here the talks of Cluster II - "Energy, Work and Infrastructure" of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Nikitas E. Hatzimihail on “SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy”, Ulla Liukkunen on “SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth” and Vivienne Bath on “SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”. Discussant: María Mercedes Albornoz. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” - Introduction and Cluster I

Introduction and Cluster I – Basic Socio-Economic Human Rights Watch here the introduction to the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law” by the organizers, Institute Director Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (University of Edinburgh) and Hans van Loon (former Secretary General Hague Conference on Private International Law) and the talks of Cluster I - Basic Socio-Economic Human Rights: Benyam Dawit Mezmur on “SDG 1: No Poverty”, Jeannette Tramhel on “SDG 2: Zero Hunger” and Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves on “SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being”. Discussant: Hans van Loon. more

Women in the Name of Islam: Succession and Endowment Practices among Matrilineal Muslims

Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law: Moderated by the Research Group on the Law of Islamic Countries, Mahmood Kooria (Leiden University, University of Bergen and Ashoka University) gave a talk on “Women in the Name of Islam: Succession and Endowment Practices among Matrilineal Muslims”. more

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021

Video May 17, 2021

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021: Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Katharina Pistor on the topic "Rechtsvergleichung zwischen Transaktionskosten und politischer Ökonomie am Beispiel der Kapitalgesellschaft" , 17 May 2021. more

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PD Dr. Manfred Sing (University of Freiburg): Islamic Bioethics: Development, Characteristics, Challenges

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 6 October 2022. more

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago): Is Islamic law ethical?

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 25 August 2022. more

Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg): The Global Qur’an. Transnational dimensions of Qur’an translation

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 9 June 2022. more

Latest Thinking: The Reformation of Greek-Orthodox Family Law: The Example of Jordan

Dörthe Engelcke explains at Latest Thinking why reforming the family laws of Christian communities in Middle Eastern countries is difficult. more

Eirik Hovden (University of Bergen): Waqf in Zaydi Yemen

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 28 April 2022. more

Anja Geller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Data Protection Law as an Instrument for Regulating State Use of Data in the EU and China?

Guest lecture as part of the series “Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law” on 18 February 2022. more

Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale University) & Soraya Tremayne (University of Oxford): Infertility and Assisted Conception in the Muslim World

Guest lecture on 27 January 2022 as part of the series „Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law“. more

Philipp Renninger (Lund University): A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Law? Legal Studies in Times of ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Law Rule’

Guest lecture at the Hamburg Lecture Series on Chinese Law, 16 December 2021. more

Latest Thinking: Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia: How Legal Norms Evolve Without State Interference

Can Islamic law develop without state interference? Analysing change in Islamic law can help us understand social and political developments in the Muslim world. Dominik Krell talks about his research about divorce law in Saudi Arabia.  more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster VI and Closing Comments

Cluster VI – Rights, Law and Cooperation and Closing Comments
Watch here the talks of Cluster VI - Rights, Law and Cooperation and the closing comments of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Sabine Corneloup and Jinske Verhellen on “SDG 16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.” and Hans van Loon (for Fabricio B. Pasquot Polido) on “SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals”. Discussant: Marta Pertegás.
The closing comments are delivered by the organizers Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Hans van Loon. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster V

Cluster V – Living Conditions Watch here the talks of Cluster V - Living Conditions of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Klaas Hendrik Eller on “SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.”, Geneviève Saumier on “SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production” and Richard Frimpong Oppong on “SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation”. Discussant: Ralf Michaels. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Keynote

Keynote – The Private Side of Transforming our World Watch here Anita Ramasastry’s Keynote lecture at the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster IV

Cluster IV – Climate and Planet Watch here the talks of Cluster IV - Climate and Planet of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Eduardo Álvarez-Armas on “SDG 13: Climate Action”, Tajudeen Sanni on “SDG 14: Life Below Water” and Jay Sanderson and Drossos Stamboulakison on “SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities”. Discussant: Duncan French. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Book launch

Book Launch Book launch of the publication “The Private Side of Transforming our World - UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”, edited by Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Hans van Loon as part of the same-titled conference in September 2021. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster III

Cluster III – Education, Gender and Socio-Economic Inequality Watch here the talks of Cluster III - Education, Gender and Socio-Economic Inequality of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Klaus D. Beiter on “SDG 4: Quality Education”, Gülüm Bayraktaroğlu-Özçelik on “SDG 5: Gender Equality” and Thalia Kruger on “SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities”. Discussant: Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” – Cluster II

Cluster II – Energy, Work and Infrastructure Watch here the talks of Cluster II - "Energy, Work and Infrastructure" of the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law”: Nikitas E. Hatzimihail on “SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy”, Ulla Liukkunen on “SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth” and Vivienne Bath on “SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”. Discussant: María Mercedes Albornoz. more

Conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World” - Introduction and Cluster I

Introduction and Cluster I – Basic Socio-Economic Human Rights Watch here the introduction to the conference “The Private Side of Transforming our World – UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Role of Private International Law” by the organizers, Institute Director Ralf Michaels, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (University of Edinburgh) and Hans van Loon (former Secretary General Hague Conference on Private International Law) and the talks of Cluster I - Basic Socio-Economic Human Rights: Benyam Dawit Mezmur on “SDG 1: No Poverty”, Jeannette Tramhel on “SDG 2: Zero Hunger” and Anabela Susana de Sousa Gonçalves on “SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being”. Discussant: Hans van Loon. more

Women in the Name of Islam: Succession and Endowment Practices among Matrilineal Muslims

Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law: Moderated by the Research Group on the Law of Islamic Countries, Mahmood Kooria (Leiden University, University of Bergen and Ashoka University) gave a talk on “Women in the Name of Islam: Succession and Endowment Practices among Matrilineal Muslims”. more

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021

Video May 17, 2021

Ernst Rabel Lecture 2021: Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Katharina Pistor on the topic "Rechtsvergleichung zwischen Transaktionskosten und politischer Ökonomie am Beispiel der Kapitalgesellschaft" , 17 May 2021. more

Panel discussion „Der Code des Kapitals"

Panel discussion on the book "Der Code des Kapitals: Wie das Recht Reichtum und Ungleichheit schafft" (Suhrkamp, 2020) on May 11, 2021 with the author Prof. Dr. Katharina Pistor (Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law and Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia University Law School, New York), Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer (Affiliate Professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg) and Institute Director Prof. Dr. Ralf Michaels. The event was held in cooperation with the Hamburg Institute for Social Research [Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung]. more

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Ralf Michaels on colonial structures in the law

Europe and the U.S. continue to set the standards against which the rest of the world is measured. This is true also when it comes to how the law is conceived. Western structures are in some regards so thoroughly internalized that it can be hard to recognize them – which makes comparative law that much more valuable. Just how the discipline of comparative law can counter colonial ideas and allow for more legal diversity is explained in the podcast by Institute Director Ralf Michaels. (in German) more

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