Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Upcoming Events


Reflections on Election 2019: A review of the election cycle with a special focus on gubernatorial campaign strategy and the future of the Louisiana legislature. November 20, 9:00 AM, LSU Journalism Building, Holliday Forum

Reflections on Election 2019

November 20, 2019 | 9:00 am CST | Journalism Building 

The Manship School’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, is hosting a post-election event recapping the 2019 Louisiana gubernatorial and legislative elections. The event, consisting of two panel discussions, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The first panel, “Behind the Scenes: The 2019 Gubernatorial Campaign,” will gather political strategists from each campaign to discuss the planning and decisions meant to put their candidate on top and what the outcome might mean moving into the 2020 presidential election. The second panel, “The Future of the Louisiana Legislature,” will include former legislators and state politicos to examine the implications of the substantial turnover in the Louisiana State Legislature, and what it will mean for the future of the state.

Behind the Scenes: The 2019 Gubernatorial Campaign

  • Natasha Williams, LPB news anchor and reporter
  • Richard Carbo, campaign manager, John Bel for Louisiana
  • Jared Arsement, media consultant, John Bel for Louisiana
  • Bryan Reed, campaign manager, Eddie Rispone for Governor
  • Luke Letlow, chief of staff, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham
  • Lionel Rainey, general consultant, Ralph Abraham for Governor

The Future of the Louisiana Legislature

  • Melinda Deslatte, correspondent, The Associated Press
  • Senator John Alario, Jr., Louisiana State Senate
  • Jeremy Alford, publisher and editor of LaPolitics Weekly
  • Representative Paula Davis, Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Liz Mangham, managing partner, Southern Strategy Group
  • Representative Pat Smith, Louisiana House of Representatives