Capital Campus Louisiana 2007

May 15, 2007May 22, 2007

Discuss Louisiana's future following Hurricane Katrina with policy makers, academics, and local community leaders.

Hosted by the National Center for Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Capital Campus Louisiana 2007 will provide working sessions for decision makers from across the state to consider the challenges and opportunities of a post-Katrina Louisiana.

The advent of Louisiana's 2007 legislative session provides policy makers with the chance to consider new and innovative ideas about an issue that has plagued the region since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The events will bring state policy makers, academics, and community leaders to Baton Rouge for a collaborative exchange on the question of "Where do we go from here?"

The two-part program will feature:

  • Entrepreneurship & Redevelopment after Hurricane Katrina
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Disaster response policy following Hurricane Katrina often overlooked an integral part of redevelopment: how actions taken on a local level can revitalize a community. In this session, Emily Chamlee-Wright and Tim Williamson present a bottom-up perspective of how government policy shapes local redevelopment efforts. Participants will learn how policies that encourage entrepreneurial activity and reduce adverse incentives can expedite redevelopment efforts in Louisiana.

    Emily Chamlee-Wright, Senior Research Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University;
    Tim Williamson, President, The Idea Village

  • Home Economics: Community Redevelopment & Business Ethics
    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Despite the ongoing debate over levels of public funding, the fact remains that Louisiana is now faced with the difficult decision of how to distribute government resources in a manner that can best serve the rebuilding process. Funds allocated for housing and community development remain central to the public finance discussion. Eileen Norcross and Dr. Nicholas Capaldi will share research and ideas on these issues and address the opportunities and ethical foundations associated with various post-Katrina public finance decisions.

    Nicholas Capaldi, The Legendre-Soule Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics, Loyola University New Orleans
    Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Related Materials

Please click here to view Dr. Chamlee-Wright's presentation "After the Storm".
Please click here to view Tim Williamson's presentation "Discovering Positive Deviants".