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Lecture explores legal traditions in Islam, Feb. 12

A lecture titled "God, Nature or Man: Whose Law for a Free People? The Experience of Islam" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in 104 Computer Science Building.

David Forte, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University, will deliver the talk.

During the Reagan administration, Forte served as chief counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations and alternate delegate to the Security Council. He also has consulted with the State Department on human rights and international affairs issues. He is the author of "Studies in Islamic Law: Classical and Contemporary Applications" (Austin & Winfield, 1999), which explores the intricate issues involved in Middle Eastern legal studies.

The lecture is part of the "America's Founding and Future" series sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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