LSU Science Café: Race and the Pandemic

Upcoming Events

September 22 | What is Race? Unpacking Racism in Our Structures & Institutions | 3:30 p.m. CST

In the inaugural episode of Racism: Dismantling the System, NAACP Louisiana State Conference President Michael McClanahan will moderate a conversation tracing the construction of structures and institutions built on racism in society from the earliest days of the United States. Local and national experts will explore the history of how racism has been built into the fabric of the United States from colonization to slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.

Panelists include:

Dr. Mike McClanahan, NAACP Louisiana State Conference, President, Moderator
Dr. Laura Adderly, Tulane University, Associate Professor, Department of History
Dr. Cassandra Chaney, Louisiana State University School of Social Work, J. Franklin Bayhi Endowed Professor
Dr. Andrew Jolivétte, UC San Diego Professor, Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies & Director Native American and Indigenous Studies
Dr. Albert Samuels, Southern University Nelson Mandela College of Government & Social Sciences, Jewel L. Prestage-Kellogg Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of Political Science and History


October 1 | 2020 Media Leaders Forum – The Press and the President: An In-Depth Look at the Difficult Relationship Between President Trump and the Media | 1:30 p.m. CST

When President Donald Trump rode down the escalator in Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election, the media was thrust into what could be considered one of the most contentious relationships between a United States President and the media. In a collection of essays that will be released in Spring 2021, William B. Dickinson Distinguished Professor in Journalism and former LSU Manship School Dean Jerry Ceppos brought together 24 journalists to share their experiences covering this administration and what has contributed to such a difficult relationship between the press and the president. Join the LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs for a virtual roundtable conversation featuring several essayists and moderated by Jerry Ceppos.

Panelists include:

Mary Curtis, Columnist, Roll Call
Ginger Gibson Burk, Editor, NBC News 
Fin Gomez, White House Producer, CBS News
Sarah Isgur, Staff Writer, The Dispatch
Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent, The New York Times Magazine

Featured Speaker

Torrie Fields, MPH

Senior Manager, Advanced Illness & Palliative Care
Blue Shield of California

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