C|M|LAW Professor David Forte spoke to a class in Comparative Constitutional Law at the State University of Milan, Italy on May 3, 2012. For the class of first year Italian law students, about 80 in number, Forte described the differences between accommodation of religion in France and in the United States, with a reference to President Obama’s HHS mandate on Catholic institutions.
On May 7, 2012, Professor Forte spoke on Catholic and Islamic Traditions and the Prospect for Democracy, at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. He analyzed the historical similarities and differences in the way Catholicism and Islam confronted and dealt with or is dealing with the phenomenon of representative democracy.
During his trip to Italy, on May 11, 2012, Professor Forte was interviewed by Xenit, the Catholic News Agency. His interview with Xenit centered on the significance of the Islamist consolidation of political power in the Middle East.
You may access the interview here: http://www.zenit.org/article-34761?l=english