Fall 2013 Haitian Development Course Offering at George Washington University

This fall, Dr. Bob Maguire will teach a class entitled “Post-Disaster Development: Haiti in Comparative Perspective.” (IAFF 3183- 11)

The class will be held on Thursdays from 12:45-3:15.

The course examines Haiti, its earthquake of January 12, 2010 and the aftermath as a means of addressing key questions in that sequence and the quest to build back better. The class view of Haiti will be informed by its history, political economy, pre-quake development challenges, and what has happened in the two-plus years since the earthquake. The class will begin by getting to know Haiti in its historical, developmental, and pre-disaster setting. Critical to knowing Haiti is to understand its political economy. The class will then turn its attention to the earthquake of January 2010 and what happened in its immediate aftermath. The third part of the course delves into challenges that confront Haiti in the quest to build it back better. The course concludes with comparative case studies and a glimpse into the future, particularly through the lens of prevention, urbanization, and climate change.

GW course registration information can be found here.