Leadership Lessons: A Conversation with The Hon. Mitchell Landrieu


Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

landrieuPlease join us and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu for a discussion about leading in public office. Through the lens of his own political story – beginning with the Louisiana State House of Representatives (1987-2004), his post as Louisiana Lieutenant Governor (2004-2010) and, most recently, Mayor of New Orleans (2010-present) – Mayor Landrieu will share lessons he has learned throughout his career. This event will be moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, HKS Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government.

Mayor Landrieu serves as a Hauser Visiting Leader at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School.

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This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Email: cpl_events@hks.harvard.edu.

More about Mayor Mitchell Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st Mayor of New Orleans on May 3, 2010 with a clear mandate to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in New Orleans. On February 1, 2014, Mayor Landrieu was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term and is continuing to deliver major victories. He is the first mayor in the city to be elected by majorities of both white and African-American voters, a feat he accomplished twice. Under Landrieu, New Orleans has become America’s best comeback story and one of the fastest growing major cities in America. Since 2010, New Orleans has been ranked as the #1 metropolitan area for overall economic recovery by the Brookings Institution and as America’s Best City for School Reform by the Fordham Institute. New Orleans also received the World Tourism Award for outstanding accomplishments in the travel and hospitality industry. Now, the city is continuing to progress toward its 300th anniversary in 2018. As Mayor, Landrieu committed to make safer by reforming the New Orleans Police Department and launching NOLA FOR LIFE, a comprehensive strategy to tackle the city’s historically high murder rate with a focus on prevention, intervention, enforcement and rehabilitation. There are early signs of progress - violent crime is trending down, and 2014 saw the lowest number of murders in 43 years. More information here.