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Flyer for the "She Persisted: Women at the Ballot Box and on the Campaign Trail" panel

Join a panel of women experts in an exploration of women and politics, from candidacy to office

October 5, 2017
3 p.m. 
Holliday Forum
LSU Journalism Building 

Despite seeing the first woman nominated to represent a major party in the 2016 presidential election, women remain underrepresented among elected officials in the United States. This public panel will explore perspectives on why there are so few women in government and address specific challenges women face today in becoming elected officials. Panelists will also discuss current efforts that are being made across the nation, on both sides of the aisle, to encourage more women to run for office and what that means for the future.

Panelists include Dr. Tiffany Barnes, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky; Dr. Nichole Bauer, Assistant Professor of Political Communication at LSU; Dr. Nadia Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue; and Dr. Mirya Holman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. Louisiana State Representative Julie Stokes will moderate the panel.



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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.




Mark your calendar for these events, coming soon!

August 31,
3 p.m.
Exporting American Journalism: Where it has Worked, and Where it Hasn't
October 5, time TBA She Persisted: Women at the Ballot Box and on the Campaign Trail
October 26, time TBA Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public
November 9, time TBA Resistance in a Digital Age: Testing the First Amendment