Albert Samuels, Southern University political scientist, will speak at Press Club on Aug. 15

Southern University political scientist Albert Samuels will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 15. Samuels, who is the chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography, will discuss the outlook for the midterm elections.

The speaker for Aug. 22 will be State Sen. Jeremy Stine from Lake Charles. The following week on Aug. 29, the 17th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina coming ashore, the speaker will be LSU geology professor and climatologist Jill Trepanier.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.