Prof. Michael Driessen Participates in Live Televised Analysis of Pope's Speech to US Congress

Prof. Michael Driessen

Prof. Michael Driessen

Dr. Michael Driessen, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University, has been closely engaged with Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. Because of his expertise on the role of public religions in Catholic and Muslim societies, Driessen has been interviewed by multiple news platforms in recent weeks to comment on the Pope’s visit.

Last night, Driessen participated in a live analysis of the Pope’s speech to Congress on a TV2000 show. Furthermore, Rome Reports has published four separate articles on the trip from an in-depth interview with Driessen.

Driessen’s engagement with religion and politics does not stop there. In 2014, his book, Religion and Democratization: Framing Political and Religious Identities in Catholic and Muslim Societies was published by Oxford University Press. He also helped co-found the John Cabot University Interfaith Initiative, thanks to grants by the European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Watch Driessen’s analysis of the Pope’s speech (in Italian)

Read the Rome Reports articles:
Pope Francis: A liberal, conservative or neither?

Pope’s trip to Cuba: What to expect?

The Vatican and Cuba: A look back at how the Church helped mend ties with the USA

Can successful politicians still be good Catholics?