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Neither Liberal nor Conservative event flyer

October 26
7 p.m.
Holliday Forum, LSU Journalism Building

Join us for Pizza at 6:30, followed by the Panel at 7 p.m.

The consensus in today’s political spectrum is that Americans are extremely polarized and can’t agree on anything. To the contrary, however, in reality real liberals and real conservatives are found in impressive numbers only among those who are deeply engaged in political life. In Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, Donald Kinder and Nathan Kalmoe argue that American public opinion is in a state of ideological innocence. If this is the case, how do Americans make election and policy decisions? What are the implications for campaign and issue strategists? The panel will explore these questions.

Find out more about the panel here!

Resistance in the Digital Age promotional flyer


November 9, 2017
7 p.m.
Holliday Forum
LSU Journalism Building

Join a panel of activists, journalists, and scholars for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges faced by reporters, law enforcement officials, and protesters because of changes in technology and the introduction of new communication platforms. Panelists will address questions about the impact of these changes on First Amendment rights.

Changes in technology and communication practices have raised questions about when efforts to convey political protest are protected, peaceful, and safe.  Panelists will discuss using new communication tools to convey support or dissent.

Registration is required for this event

Find out more here!

Missed the John Breaux Symposium? 
Find an overview here!

2017 Breaux Symposium keynote Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addresses the Symposium

2017 John Breaux Symposium

Blurred Boundaries, Real Consequences: 
The Intersection of Public Policy and Race

The Breaux Symposium facilitates lively debate and discussion on themes relating to politics and mass communication. The spring 2017 event focused on issues surrounding public policy and race.