LSU CES News 2018 List



Guest Lecture: Mike McKenna, President, MWR Strategies

Energy and the environment in a time of Trump, change, and abundance (and midterm elections)

10 April 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg

Mike McKenna, president of MWR Strategies, has worked in senior positions in a variety of opinion research and communications companies. He has an extensive academic and professional background in public opinion research and communications, including work with Andres McKenna Research, Vox Populi Communications, and the Luntz Research Companies. He has consulted a wide variety of political and corporate clients with respect to government relations, opinion research, marketing, message development and communications strategies. Mr. McKenna has also worked as the director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and served as an external relations specialist at both the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Mr. McKenna's work has been published in a host of publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Investors Business Daily, National Review, Policy Review, Regulation, The Washington Times, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, and State Legislatures. His work has also appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.

Mr. McKenna received a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania , as well as a master's in public administration from George Mason University. He has completed work towards a Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University, and is a Fellow in the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. He is currently a Fellow at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas.


Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas Planned
La. Geological Survey, N.O. Geological Society lead application of landforms base map

The Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS, and the New Orleans Geological Society have joined to lead the development of a Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas. The focus will be on the landforms developed in a variety of underlying geologic settings and which are affected by faulting, subsidence, and flooding. The atlas will have a landforms base map that will provide useful information for technical analysis and use by governments, the private sector and informed citizens in planning land use and infrastructure development. A final draft of the atlas is scheduled to be available for review in late December 2018, with production planned for mid-2019.


Assistant Professor Position

The Center for Energy Studies (“CES”) at the Louisiana State University (“LSU”) seeks applicants for an energy research position at the Assistant Professor rank. Click link above for more information.