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Panelist Bio


Daniel Banguel
Reformed Bully & Anti-Bullying Advocate

Daniel Banguel is a self-admitted former high school bully who now serves as an anti-bullying spokesman. He was a featured panelist at the Southern University Division of Continuing Education’s statewide conference “Bullying: A Call for Action” in February. He also appeared before the House Education Committee during the most recent legislative session in support of anti-bullying legislation proposed by Louisiana State Representative Patricia Smith that won the support of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

He has also been featured as the keynote speaker at school and community outreach events and has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations about his transformation and bullying prevention.

Daniel received his undergraduate degrees from Northwestern State University – where he served as Student Government President - and Southern University A & M College.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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