Protest and the Police: Live panel discussion with moderation by communications expert, Eduardo Cue

february, 2021

25feb11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventProtest and the Police: Live panel discussion with moderation by communications expert, Eduardo Cue


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Panel discussion with Professor Clem Harris, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Halloway, Kai Tomalin, and Ken Mayers with moderation by Eduardo Cue.

Speakers for this event

  • Chief Anthony Holloway

    Chief Anthony Holloway

    Anthony Holloway began his law enforcement career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1985. Upon his retirement in 2007, he was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts. In February 2010, he rejoined the Clearwater Police Department as Chief of Police, and in August 2014, he was selected and now serves as Chief of Police for the St. Petersburg Police Department. Chief Holloway earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (Business Management) in 1999 and Master’s degree (Business Administration) in 2001. He is a June 2005 graduate of the course of study in Executive Strategic Management, Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University. In June of 2011, he was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. In August of 2015, he successfully completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Monterey, California; and in September of 2016, he successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute (Class #39). Chief Holloway has taught law enforcement to national and international governmental, military, educational, and community organizations. He currently serves as Chair of the Florida Police Chiefs Association Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change, Chair of the Law Enforcement Committee on Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association, Chair of the Florida Regional Community Policing Institute, and Chair of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council. Chief Holloway also serves on the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity and the Florida Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Workgroup. In addition to serving as a trustee emeritus with Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Chief Holloway also sits on the Board of Trustees of St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX). In May of 2018, Chief Holloway was named a Distinguished Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) at MacDill Air Force Base for his contributions to a branch of learning associated with national security and special operations. Chief Holloway is married to Andra Todd Dreyfus of Clearwater, an attorney.

  • Dr. Clem Harris

    Dr. Clem Harris

    Dr. Clem Harris is Director of Africana Studies and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, where he teaches interdisciplinary courses in African American Urban History, African Diasporic History, and Public Affairs. Dr. Harris holds a Ph.D. in History, with graduate certificates in Urban Studies and Africana Studies received from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. He has received fellowships for research in areas such as Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism; and Africana Studies. His current book manuscript for the University of Pennsylvania Press, entitled: Reconstructing Philadelphia: The Persistence of Racism and the African American Struggle for Political Power and Civil Rights in the Urban North, is a case study that examines the roles of electoral and protests activism in the fight for racial reform in the urban north from the Abolition Era to the 1980s. His second book project is a historical analysis on the politics and policies of Philadelphia’s first two-term African American mayor, W. Wilson Goode, Sr. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Harris worked as a high-level aide to the Governor of New York, where his influence helped shape a host of social and economic reforms, including drug law reform, reform to New York City’s Racial Profiling policy, economic justice initiatives such as the 2010 Business Diversification Act, the state’s first Chief Diversity Officer, and the creation of the nation’s strongest Minority and Women-Owned Business program. It is important to note that Dr. Harris comes to the American academy with a wealth of professional and civic experiences as a former senior aide to Governor David A. Paterson, a retired criminal investigator formerly with the New York State Police, a former drill sergeant with the United States Army Reserve, and a dedicated mentor of young people with a long history of mentoring diverse populations and advocacy for equity and inclusion. These experiences are brought to bare in his scholarship, in the classroom, speaking engagements on issues of race, politics, public policy, and American democracy, and mentorship of emerging leaders.


  • Eduardo Cue

    Eduardo Cue


    Eduardo Cue is an experienced communications expert, media coach and international journalist who has trained professionals at the highest levels, including Heads of State, Cabinet ministers, French and American Ambassadors, high-level European business executives, and leading journalists. He has extensive experience working in Africa, Europe, the United States and Latin America. Totally fluent in English, French and Spanish, Mr. Cue served as a public information officer and spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Africa, Latin America and New York as well as for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He recently completed a long-range project to improve the external communications capabilities of the Nigerien military Eduardo is currently working as a European correspondent for the i24News network, for whom he covered the 2017 French presidential election and the secessionist movement in Catalonia in northeastern Spain. He brings to his training seminars experience as both a spokesperson and international journalist. His main topics include the art of the interview, how to get messages across to an audience, crisis communications, journalistic ethics, the relationship between the military and the media and the role of the media in a democracy. He has spoken before distinguished audiences including the AfriCorps summit that brings together African and US military leaders; the Senegalese Council of Ministers; and Parliamentary committees of the Moroccan Parliament. Eduardo carried out six missions as spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, serving in Geneva, New York, Chad, Colombia (where he was responsible for the public information operations of five countries), South Sudan and Mali. As an international journalist Eduardo has worked for the world’s leading media houses, including US News & World Report, United Press International, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and The Times of London, where he served as Latin American correspondent. The mayor stories he covered include the Nicaraguan Civil War, human rights in Chile, military rebellions in Argentina, the Spanish ETA terrorist group, the creation of the Euro, the crises in Zimbabwe and Venezuela, and several French and US presidential elections as well as the US Congress and the White House. In the field of television Eduardo was a producer and correspondent for the Mexican television network Televisa in Paris and Washington as well as a correspondent for CNN in Spanish in Paris. More recently, Eduardo was an international affairs editor for the French 24 network, where he analyzed geopolitics for both the English and French networks. He appears frequently on numerous international radio and television channels to analyze events ranging from North Korea to the Middle East. Eduardo began his career in Spain covering the transition from the Franco dictatorship to democracy before joining the metropolitan staff of The Washington Post. He attended Georgetown University, where he received an AB Degree in political science and European history and received an MS in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.



  • Kai Tomalin

    Kai Tomalin

    Kai Tomalin is 19-years-old and was born and raised in St. Petersburg. A graduate of the Canterbury School of Florida, he is an activist for many causes including human rights, peace and equity for underrepresented communities. He is a sophomore at American University majoring in International Relations, with a focus on global peace and conflict resolution and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Kai has studied martial arts and uses his knowledge in the field to help him navigate peace work. He is currently working on a project to help address and combat the use of excessive force by police through analysis and redevelopment of the physical portion of police training.

  • Kenneth E. Mayers, Ph.D.

    Kenneth E. Mayers, Ph.D.

    After graduating from Princeton in 1958 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Ken Mayers enjoyed five distinctive careers before retiring in 2018. Having served eight and a half years on active duty, he resigned from his first career as a communications and communications intelligence officer and returned to the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a doctorate in Political Science. He then taught Political Economy at Bennington College for six years before accepting a position at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he managed the implementation of the company’s first electronic mail system in 1979. In 1992, with Digital in decline, he became an independent process consultant for 8 years and then was hired as the Director of Member Relations at The Appleton Group, a leader in the field of professional service firm alliances. But the continuing thread to all the years since his resignation from the Marine Corps has been his activism on behalf of peace and justice. For over 35 years he has been a member of Veterans For Peace and as such has been involved and frequently arrested in non-violent direct action protests. It is from this experience and perspective that he can comment on “Protest and the Police.”


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