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The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies

 

After Katrina: Rebuilding Landscapes, Rebuilding Cultures
An Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, in Cooperation with the Departments of English, History, and Oceanography and the Center for French and Francophone Studies
Louisiana State University

Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, 2006

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

STEPHEN BRADBERRY, Chief Organizer, ACORN, New Orleans

ALFRED HORNUNG, Professor of Literature, University of Mainz

ANDY KOPPLIN, Executive Director, Louisiana Recovery Authority

FRANK MOYA PONS, Visiting Professor of History, University of Florida

Special Screening: "THE BELLSOUTH GROUP": FIREFIGHTERS IN

NEW ORLEANS EAST, AUG. 28-SEPT. 4, 2005

After Katrina: Rebuilding Landscapes, Rebuilding Cultures, will be a two-day interdisciplinary conference devoted to mapping strategies of recovery from natural and man-made disasters, past and present. The conference will consider what previous responses to cultural and physical disasters can teach Gulf Coast residents as they continue recovery efforts, as well as how rebuilding projects in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will effect the future of coastal landscapes, peoples, and cultures. With key speakers and plenary panels centered on scientific, historical, technological, activists, governmental, cultural, and artistic responses, our focus will be on establishing connections and effective communication across interdisciplinary boundaries, as we continue the work of study and restoration. The conference will be free and open to the general public. All sessions will be plenary, and will be held in the auditorium of the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment building on Nicholson Extension at Nicholson. Tickets for the Friday night banquet are available at a nominal fee, but must be reserved in advance.

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