Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Former Louisiana Gov. Charles "Buddy" Roemer to Speak at UNO

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Money and politics don't always mix — but a talk on the issue by a former Louisiana governor is expected to be a crowdpleaser on the University of New Orleans campus.

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Former Louisiana Gov. "Buddy" Roemer will give a talk about the role of money in contemporary U.S. politics on Wednesday, August 27.

The event is slated to take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in LA 236. The talk is free and open to the public.

Former Louisiana Gov. "Buddy" Roemer will give a talk about the role of money in contemporary U.S. politics on Wednesday, August 27, said Chris Surprenant, a UNO Assistant Professor of Philosophy and and director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project in Law, Liberty, and Morality. The event is slated to take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 236. The talk is free and open to the public.

Funding to support the Tocqueville Project and its events has been provided by private individuals and organizations, including the Charles Koch Foundation, UNO Student Government, UNO Department of Philosophy, and the law firm of Adams & Reese.

The Tocqueville Project lecture series is designed to promote scholarship and discourse in moral and political thought – and draws speakers from around the nation.

A History of Service

Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III, a native of Shreveport, served as the 52nd governor of Louisiana from 1988 to 1992, and from 1981 to 1988 served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Louisiana's 1st congressional district, anchored by Shreveport and Bossier City. In March 1991, while serving as governor, Roemer switched his political affiliation from the Democratic to the Republican Party.

Roemer, a longtime Louisiana politician from a political family, surfaced as a potential candidate for the presidential nominations of the Republican Party and the Reform Party in 2012. Roemer withdrew his name and instead sought the 2012 Americans Elect presidential nomination. When the group decided not to run a candidate, Roemer endorsed Gary Johnson, a governor of New Mexico, for U.S. President.

 

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The Alexis de Tocqueville Project in Law, Liberty, and Morality 
Buddy Roemer,Wikipedia
Buddy Roemer, Presidential Campaign, 2012
Buddy Roemer, Fast Facts,CNN
Buddy Roemer: Louisiana needs to address population growth problem, The Times-Picayune, May 28, 2014
Buddy Roemer offers advice to opponents of Edwin Edwards, The Daily Caller, March 19, 2014
Buddy Roemer's Long Road to Reform: How the ex-Louisiana Governor channeled his political and personal demons into a rabble-rousing presidential campaign, Mother Jones, May 31, 2012
Buddy Roemer Quits Presidential Race, The Huffington Post, May 11, 2012
Election 101: Eleven facts about Buddy Roemer and his presidential bid, Christian Science Monitor, July 21, 2011
Top Contributors to Buddy Roemer, Open Secrets