The Global Impact of Islamic Finance

“This is a historical event. We haven’t ever had any events about Islamic Finance at HBS that I am aware of,” said Samuel L. Hayes III (HBS, ’61), Jacob Schiff Professor Emeritus. Hayes was a principal contributor to the Harvard Islamic Investment Study and the author of seven books, including Islamic Law and Finance. Hayes,… Continue reading The Global Impact of Islamic Finance

HBSers Pack OWA Common Rooms for Thursday's International Food & Drink Festival

International Week at HBS was celebrated in great style, quite evident by the colorful costumes and exotic cuisines from all corners of the globe. On Thursday during International Week, the common rooms of One Western Avenue and Soldiers Field Park were packed with HBSers-participants as well as visitors. Entering this vibrant setting, one couldn’t help… Continue reading HBSers Pack OWA Common Rooms for Thursday's International Food & Drink Festival

Case 5: Dating Cultural Gaps

As the author of this column and the “love rep” of my section, I engage in lots of conversations about love, dating, and relationships. (some people call the activity simply “gossiping.”) In one conversation with various international students, we discussed about different cultural norms and patterns in the practice of dating in different countries. A… Continue reading Case 5: Dating Cultural Gaps

Restaurant Review: Oleana

Oleana, a clever name for this terrific little restaurant, is surrounded with walls as blue as the Mediterranean and offers Middle Eastern dishes done with a decidedly Turkish spin. Named after its owner, Oleana means “hidden paradise” in Norwegian, and that is exactly what you will find here. Expect simple char-grilled meats and savory rice… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Oleana

HBS Community Joins Its Muslim Students For a Ramadan Iftar

On Tuesday December 4th at sundown, 80 students gathered in the Meredith Room in Spangler for an Iftar-the meal that marks the end of a day of fasting. Organized by the Middle East and North Africa Club (MENA), the Iftar was designed to educate the HBS community about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and… Continue reading HBS Community Joins Its Muslim Students For a Ramadan Iftar

HBS Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Communities Respond to Terror Attacks

September 11th was an awful day for humanity. The enormity of the tragedy is such that for many of us the shock is yet to wear off.It is in times like this that a community is tested to its limits and needs to come together and provide support for one another. It is imperative that… Continue reading HBS Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Communities Respond to Terror Attacks