Islamic Finance and the Global Economic Crisis

On February 17, 2009, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations held a Public Affairs Briefing in Washington, DC on “Islamic Finance and the Global Economic Crisis.” Participating specialists were Dr. Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, Chief Shariah Officer of Shariah Capital, and Mr. Michael McMillen, an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony convened the session and served as moderator. Dr. DeLorenzo and Mr. McMillen discussed the emerging and rapidly growing role of Islamic finance in the international financial community.

Links to a podcast and video recording of the program are available below. The podcast, along with recordings of other National Council programs, is also available through iTunes:

“Islamic Finance and the Global Economic Crisis” podcast (.mp3)