Reilly Center Partnerships
Partnerships are key to fulfilling the Reilly Center mission of generating thoughtful programs, dialogue and research about mass communication
and its many faceted relationships with social, economic and political issues.
Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at George Washington University
The 2018 Breaux Symposium: An Anatomy of ‘Fake News’ was sponsored by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at George Washington University. The event brought together scholars and news experts in the nation’s capital to discuss the pervasive problem of fake news, by focusing on the historical antecedents, anti-establishment populism, the role of political parties and mediating institutions, technological enablement and amelioration, and solutions to these pressing issues.
Cornerstone Government Affairs and Taylor Porter
Cornerstone and Taylor Porter sponsor the Academy of Applied Politics, a premier national speaker series, which celebrated its second annual success in April 2019. The April event, “Classified Communications: Messaging for National Security & Foreign Affairs,” featured Rear Admiral John Kirby, USN (retired) and Vice President of Government Operations Communications at The Boeing Company, Gordon Johndroe. The speakers shared their experiences communicating with the public during historical events, including the 9/11 attacks and the death of Taliban leader Osama bin Laden. Kirby and Johndroe discussed their strategies for keeping the public informed without compromising national security. The first annual event hosted former presidential press secretaries Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, and Mike McCurry, who served under President Bill Clinton. Guests shared their varied experiences serving different presidents in different eras.
LSU Women's Center
The Women's Center is an ongoing partner of the Reilly Center, as we continue to focus on the role of women and gender in public affairs. In fall of 2019, the Reilly Center is excited to host an Elect Her training from the national bipartisan organization, Running Start, in conjunction with the Women's Center.
The Women's Center partnered with the Reilly Center to host the 2019 Breaux Symposium, "Politicking While Female: The Political Life of Women". The Reilly Center partnered with the LSU Women's Center to host "She Persisted: Women at the Ballot Box & on the Campaign Trail" in fall 2017. This panel of women experts was moderated by LA Representative Julie Stokes (R, Jefferson Parish), and explored issues pertaining to women's political engagement from candidacy to office.
LSU Ogden Honors College
The Reilly Center collaborated with the LSU Ogden Honors College to host the 2018 event, Re-Envisioning Louisiana: The State We Want to Be In, a day-long symposium that explored possible improvements the state could make to retain and recruit young people to the state and improve the overall quality of life in Louisiana. The Ogden Honors College is also a partner of the LA Youth Platform, a joint initiative spurred by a Manship Honors student.
In 2017, the Reilly Center hosted Melissa Michelson, an associate professor at Menlo College and co-author of the new book, Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights in partnership with the Ogden Honors College and collaborated with the Honors College to host Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times. This conversation was facilitated by students from the Manship School and the Honors College.
LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Reilly Center partnered with the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to host the panel "Resistance in the Digital Age: Exercising or Abusing First Amendment Rights" on November 9, 2017. The event featured a panel of activists, journalists, and scholars who discussed the opportunities and challenges faced by reporters, law enforcement officials, and protesters because of changes in technology and the introduction of new communication platforms.
LSU Jewish Studies
In 2017, the Reilly Center partnered with LSU's Jewish Studies program to welcome Dr. Steven Luckert to campus. During his visit, Dr. Luckert discussed the communication tactics employed by extremist organizations to spread their propaganda, and drew parallels between the tactics used by the Nazi party and the Islamic State. Dr. Luckert is the senior curator of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and has published widely on the topics of extremism and the holocaust.