Dr. Kurt Corbello Associate Professor of Political Science, SLU
Dr. Corbello has taught at Southeastern since 1987. He was the co-founder and director of the Southeastern Poll from 1991 - 2011. Corbello is the author of numerous publications, including 35 editions of "Tracking Louisiana Opinions." His research has focused on the political attitudes and behavior of the Louisiana electorate. Among the numerous courses Dr. Corbello has taught include American Politics, Louisiana Politics, American Foreign Policy, The Louisiana Legislature in Session, and Environmental Politics. He has been the director of the Southeastern - Salzburg (Austria) International Summer School since 2004. He is currently President of Corbello Opinion Research, Inc.
What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.
Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)
Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.