SOAS University of London

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Islamic Social Finance and the Sustainable Developement Goals

Professor Habib Ahmed

Date: 12 February 2020Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 12 February 2020Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Senate House Wolfson Theatre (SWLT)

Type of Event: Talk


Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack

Chair, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law


Sir William Blair

Former Judge of the High Court (Commercial) Professor of Financial Law and Ethics Queen Mary University of London.


Professor Habib Ahmed

Professor Habib Ahmed received his M.A. from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, Cand. Oecon. from University of Oslo, Norway, and Ph.D. (Economics) from University of Connecticut, USA. Before joining Durham University as Professor and Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law & Finance in 2008, Professor Ahmed was Manager, Research & Development, Islamic Banking Development Group, National Commercial Bank and worked at Islamic Research & Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group in Saudi Arabia. He has taught at the University of Connecticut, USA, National University of Singapore, University of Bahrain and worked as Visiting Professor at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar. Professor Ahmed has authored/edited more than 100 research papers and publications, which include articles in international refereed journals, books, chapters in books, and other academic papers/monographs/ reports. He has also worked as consultant for organizations such as United Nations, World Bank, Islamic Development Bank (IRTI), Islamic Financial Services Board, COMCEC and CIBAFI.