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Following a careful selection process, on 24 November the Leiden University Executive Board has appointed Dr E.J.L. (Egbert) Fortuin and Professor M.P.A. (Mirjam) de Baar as Vice Dean and portfolio holders for Education of the Faculty of Humanities. As a result responsibility for the large education portfolio will now be shared among two Faculty Board colleagues.
The Sharia, the Islamic legal system, pays greater attention to ethics than may have been thought. This was clear at the annual conference of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS). Academics from throughout the world considered the question of how modern Islamic law handles stoning and the rights of homosexuals.