The Center’s agenda is diverse and fluid – from the annual John Breaux Symposium, which brings in national experts to discuss a topic that has received little or no attention, to conducting the annual Louisiana Survey, a vital resource for policymakers, which tracks advancements and r egressions of citizen attitudes about state services. It takes seriously its role, within the Flagship University, to respond quickly in times of crisis to help state governance, such as during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the BP oil spill. Its action-oriented and partnership-driven philosophy underscores the Reilly Center’s dedication to tackling ideas and issues that explore the relationship of media and the public in democratic society.
Throughout this site you’ll see the kind of programming and research the Reilly Center supports and presents. The Reilly Center team, an adventurous group of former political professionals, scholars, non-profit leaders and good government folks, invite you to weigh in on our work. Like all good democracies, we welcome ideas and new partnerships.