Leave it to the alumni to get the last word in.
The final virtual event of the spring 2020 semester, an informative and somewhat edgy discussion addressing future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, was sponsored by the Schar School Alumni Chapter and featured one of their own as a guest.
The webinar was called COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Our Government, Economy, and Society. The hour-long discussion “captures the multi-disciplinary nature of the Schar School,” moderator Gregory Koblentz said in his introduction as some 150 spectators tuned in for the May 20 Webex event.
Panelists represented a wide swath of Schar School expertise. In addition to Associate Professor Koblentz, director of the graduate school Biodefense program, panelists included Research Assistant Professor Tonya E. Thornton (Neaves), coordinator of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security in the Master’s in Public Administration program; Associate Professor Jeremy Mayer, a presidential scholar and an expert in legislative issues; and Professor Maurice Kugler, an expert in the role of new technologies in boosting economic growth and productivity; he is former head of research of The Human Development Report, the UN’s annual flagship publication.
Also joining the panel was Nereyda Sevilla, the Acting Chief for the Defense Health Agency Clinical Investigations Program, Research and Development Directorate at the Defense Health Headquarters. She is also a 2017 PhD graduate of the Schar School’s Biodefense program and has written about the transmission and risks of airplane-borne diseases.
View the recording of the briskly paced conversation.
See the PowerPoint slides here:
COIVID: Reshaping Out Travel Experiences
Presidential Management and Politics in the COVID-19 Era
Are You Prepared?