Who Owns Haiti? Edited Volume Published

We are proud to announce that Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty, edited by Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman, has been published by the University Press of Florida. The edited volume builds off of the Focus On Haiti Initiative’s 2014 conference, Who ‘Owns’ Haiti? Sovereignty in a Fragile State, including chapters by speakers at the event and from across disciplines. The… Continue reading Who Owns Haiti? Edited Volume Published

Building Haiti Back Better, V.2

By Robert Maguire, Focus On Haiti Initiative, 18 October 2016. As the painfully slow process of cataloguing the destruction wrought in early October by Hurricane Matthew and assisting its survivors continues, my in-box fills with emails from various organizations soliciting donations for hurricane relief.  I am struck that the messages are usually from the same… Continue reading Building Haiti Back Better, V.2

Event: Haiti and its Future: Political Breakdown and Need for Reform

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Focus On Haiti Initiative and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) will cohost a discussion with Jean-Claude Fignole, Haiti Program Director for Oxfam America. Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate at WOLA, will moderate the event. The discussion will focus on the future of Haiti’s politics and the durability of Haiti’s long-term development. The event will be hosted… Continue reading Event: Haiti and its Future: Political Breakdown and Need for Reform