Feisal KhanFeisal Khan to Discuss "How 'Islamic' is Islamic Banking, world-wide and in Pakistan?"

On Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, The South Asia Center will host Associate Professor Feisal Khan from Hobart and William Smith Colleges to give a talk on How ‘Islamic’ is Islamic Banking, world-wide and in Pakistan? The lecture will take place in 341 Eggers Hall at 12:30 PM.

In 2014 Islamic financial assets were valued at over $2 trillion, far from their humble beginning as a niche market product in the 1970s. Pakistan, far from the global or Islamic finance mainstream, was among the first to convert to an ‘interest free’ financial system in 1985. How exactly does Islamic banking/finance differ from conventional banking and how valid is the oft- repeated charge that it merely ‘disguises’ interest-based transactions under an Islamic cloak?

Feisal Khan is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

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