Catching up with former Mayor Ray Nagin on the fifth  anniversary of Katrina is now possible if you sign up for this free online speaker series.

“From Recovery to Revival, A Conversation with Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and ‘Katrina General’ Russell Honore” will take place Sept. 1, online.  An installment of Keppler Speakers‘ “Face to Face series, the talk will be a first open-registration gig sponsored by the agency Nagin signed with when he left office earlier this year.

Keppler bills itself as having “expertise in today’s professional marketplace of ideas,” describing the Face to Face series as an “opportunity to experience today’s most important thought leaders as they discuss their work and ideas.” The company’s face-to-face discussions happen online.

As of late, Honore has been keeping busy opining on the oil spill. The “government needs to change the game and make this a punitive effort,” the general wrote in an op-ed published in May on the CNN website.

This most recent disaster began on April 21, a week and a half before Nagin left office, ceding media attention to his successor, Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...