The Honorable Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orleans interviewed by: Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
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.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu gives a comprehensive look at how the energy debate is shaping policy and real world change in the city of New Orleans and the greater Gulf Region. He portends that coastal erosion can be reversed and restored and that those efforts should come from not only the citizens who live in the affected areas, but by those who've caused the damage as well. Touting a measured and heartfelt point of view, Mayor Landrieu dispels partisan gridlock for an all-in approach to very real issues facing his city and state.