This Friday, at 5:00 p.m. (Lisbon Time) join our debate about the future of politics and law making during, and after, this pandemic. “What’s next for Politics and Law Making: The new, the normal and the exceptional”, the third of FLAD’s webinars.

A decade after one of the largest financial crises in modern history, the world faces a challenge like no other: a global pandemic that has restricted activity in every continent.

In response to this pandemic, Parliaments play a key role not only in saving lives but also livelihoods. Tackling the global health crisis and supporting the economy is a balancing act, made more difficult by the pressing timeframe.

How are Parliaments and legislators responding to COVID-19? How can they react decisively to support workers and businesses in this difficult time?

To discuss these issues and more, join us this Friday at 5:00 PM (Lisbon time)/12:00 PM (EST) for FLAD’s third webinar What’s next for Politics and Law Making: The new, the normal and the exceptional”.

For this conversation, four top lawmakers from Portugal and the United States will join us. Anselmo Crespo, deputy director of the Portuguese Radio TSF, will be the moderator.

  • Michael J. Rodrigues – Massachusetts State Senator (Democratic Party) since 2010. Is currently the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy for 2019-2020.
  • David T. Vieira – Massachusetts State Representative (Republican Party) since 2011. Is currently the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, and of the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security and Assistant Ranking Member of the House Committee on Rules.
  • Isabel Moreira – Lawyer and deputy of the Socialist Party to the Portuguese Parliament since 2011, and a member of several Parliamentary Commissions, including the Commission on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms, and Guarantees.
  • Ricardo Baptista Leite – Member of the Portuguese Parliament and national spokesperson for Health of the Social Democratic Party, Ricardo Batista Leite is also a Medical Doctor trained in infectious diseases and Head of Public Health at Católica University of Portugal.

This webinar will be in English. Everyone can access it via Zoom, you only need to subscribe in the following link:

We’ll see you Friday!