Wednesday, May 23rd: Paul Starr, Kevin Cope, Eric Peterson
Paul Starr, Princeton Professor and founder of The American Prospect magazine, discusses wealth disparity in the United States and elsewhere. His book is “Entrenchment, Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies.” Former LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope addresses the uncertainty at LSU where President King Alexander is the subject of various rumors about his departure. Eric Peterson, Pelican Institute Director of Public Policy, analyzes the Fresh Start Act that passed the Louisiana House with no dissenting votes. It removes barriers to help formerly incarcerated individuals receive occupational licenses to reintegrate to society.