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Janet Howard
President & CEO, Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans

Janet Howard is the president and chief executive officer of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group dedicated to informed public policy making in the New Orleans area. Prior to joining BGR, Ms. Howard practiced commercial and banking law in New Orleans, New York City and London. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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

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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

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06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?

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