KU News Release


May 19, 2011
Contact: Mindie Paget, School of Law, 785-864-9205

Media advisory:  International law professor available to discuss multi-faceted Middle East topics

Raj Bhala, Rice Distinguished Professor, is available to speak with media about the Middle East in light of President Obama’s speech today.
 
Bhala can address: U.S. policy toward the Middle East; Islamic law; terrorism, al-Qaida, Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban; international trade law and policy; the World Trade Organization; Arab revolutions and democracy; Syria; Iran; Gulf countries; Pakistan, India, and Kashmir; and Israel and Palestine
 
To schedule an interview, contact Mindie Paget, 785-864-9205 or mpaget@ku.edu

Bio: Rice Distinguished Professor Raj Bhala has a global reputation in the scholarship of international trade law, having lectured around the world and published an acclaimed treatise, “Modern GATT Law,” a leading textbook, “International Trade Law,” and more than two dozen articles. His latest book, “Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a),” was just published by LexisNexis. Bhala practiced international banking law at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before entering academia and currently serves as a foreign legal consultant to Heenan Blaikie LLP, Canada. He has worked in 25 countries, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Turkey.


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