> Professor Dr. Léon Buskens holds the Chair of Law and Culture in Muslim Societies at Leiden University <

He combines this appointment with the directorship of both LUCIS, Centre for the Study of Islam and Society and NISIS, the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islam Studies.


Léon was Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and obtained a private chair for Islamic Law at Utrecht University in 1998. Having lived in several Middle Eastern countries, Leon speaks Moroccan Arabic and is internationally known as an expert on Islamic Law. He is actively engaged in society, organizes debates and congresses, and presents at ministries and at training courses for the judiciary. Together with Oscar van Weerdenburg he has run many successful in-house seminars for corporations operating in the Middle East.

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