LaRochelle to discuss LBJ’s war on poverty at Washington, D.C. conference

Ryan LaRochelle, a senior lecturer at the University of Maine Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, has been invited to participate in a forum on the 60th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty at the National Community Action Foundation’s upcoming annual conference March 12-15 in Washington, D.C. 

The forum will analyze the legacies of LBJ’s anti-poverty initiatives. In addition to LaRochelle, the panel will feature the American Enterprise Institute’s Nicholas Eberstadt; Nate Hilger, author of “The Parent Trap;” and The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector. LaRochelle has published widely on the history of LBJ’s domestic policies in scholarly journals and the popular press, including the Journal of Policy History, Studies in American Political Development, the Forum, the Washington Post and the Washington Monthly.