Kevin Kane, president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, will be the speaker at the May 20 Ascension GOP Roundtable set for 11:30 a.m. at Kamal’s Kafe, 13091 U.S. 61, Gonzales.

The roundtable is sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.

The Pelican Institute, founded in 2008 by Kane, is a research and educational think tank, a news release said.

Cost for the buffet lunch is $15. The event is open to the public and guests are welcome.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling (225) 644-5728 or emailing