Discussion with Jovenel Moïse

On Monday, April 18, 2016 the Focus On Haiti Initiative hosted a discussion with Haitian presidential candidate Jovenel Moïse. The event continued a broader discussion began on September 15, 2015, when the Focus On Haiti Initiative and other partner organizations hosted a townhall meeting of five Haitian presidential candidates at the George Washington University, which… Continue reading Discussion with Jovenel Moïse

A Conversation with Emeline Michel

On Friday, February 19, 2016, the Focus On Haiti Initiative hosted a conversation with performer Emeline Michel and Dr. Robert Maguire. In part, the conversation reflected on Emeline’s experiences as a cultural ambassador for Haiti, in the context of Haiti’s reputation as ‘the poorest country in the Hemisphere.’

Liberated Haiti: Thirty Years After Duvalier

By Robert Maguire, originally posted by Latin America Goes Global. February 7, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the ouster of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier as President of Haiti, ending the 29 year Duvalier family dictatorship. When Baby Doc fled the country in 1986 for exile in France, massive street celebrations burst out, calling his departure… Continue reading Liberated Haiti: Thirty Years After Duvalier

Haiti: Forward Vision Event

The Focus On Haiti Initiative cosponsored an event with the Inter-American Dialogue on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The inaugural Haiti Policy Forum event featured a discussion with US Department of State Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten.

Haiti Presidential Candidates Town Hall Meeting

The Focus On Haiti Initiative cosponsored the Haiti Presidential Candidates Town Hall Meeting hosted on the George Washington University campus on September 15, 2015. The event was moderated by Dr. Robert Maguire of the Elliott School and the Focus On Haiti Initiative, as well as Mr. Roberson Alphonse, of Le Nouvelliste, and Ms. Nathalie Liautaud, of the Haiti Renewal Alliance.

Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Now Streaming

The Focus On Haiti Initiative is proud to publish the video and report archive of our 2015 spring symposium Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Post-Earthquake Aspirations & Achievements. The event was cosponsored by the United States Department of State Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator. Videos and articles are available for each panel through the links below. A Voice for the Voiceless Robert Maguire,… Continue reading Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Now Streaming

Save the Date: Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless Symposium

The Focus On Haiti Initiative is proud to announce our spring symposium Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Post-Earthquake Aspirations & Achievements in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 1, 2015. This event is cosponsored by the United States Department of State Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator. The symposium will discuss Haiti’s fundamental development challenges and progress toward meeting them in the… Continue reading Save the Date: Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless Symposium