St. Thomas University’s Center for Pandemic, Disaster and Quarantine Research presents “Leadership in the Land of COVID-19”

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.; October 23, 2020 – COVID-19 has created a plethora of challenging legal, economic, health, business and politically related concerns, and its impact has accelerated the need for effective leadership to combat these challenges. Of critical importance is that these concerns will substantially impact upcoming elections, and the future political landscape of our region and the country at large. In an effort to provide a valuable forum to engage in robust discussion about “Leadership in the Land of COVID-19”, St. Thomas University’s Center for Pandemic, Disaster and Quarantine Research (PDQ) will present a webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The webinar will be a hybrid event, allowing for live participants in attendance at St. Thomas University’s School of Law Moot Court Room.

“Leadership in the Land of COVID-19” discussion will be led by prominent South Florida political figures, including Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Senator Oscar Braynon, Mayor Francis Suarez, Senator Elect Shevrin Jones, and Commissioner Daniella Leviene-Cava. Each of these distinguished panelists will share their visions and strategies for leading our community during COVID-19, and will address webinar participants’ questions.

To register and be a part of this informative and thought-provoking event, please visit

St. Thomas University and our esteemed panel of experts welcome your attendance and look forward to an evening of compelling, timely, and meaningful dialogue.

About St. Thomas University

St. Thomas is a Catholic University with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community. The only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, STU is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees at its 144-acre campus in Miami Gardens, Fla., and through distance learning, including one of the oldest (and highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only 10 years. For the last two years in a row, STU has recruited the largest incoming undergraduate classes in the university’s history.

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