Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty in Haiti’s International Affairs The Focus On Haiti Initiative will host a book launch event on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to celebrate the publication of Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty. The event will feature a panel discussion with editors Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman, and contributing… Continue reading Who Owns Haiti? Book Launch Event
FATHER JOSEPH Screening
The Focus On Haiti Initiative hosted a screening of the new film FATHER JOSEPH, a documentary on the life and work of Father Joseph Philippe, Founder of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, the Peasant Association of Fondwa, and the University of Fondwa. The event featured the film screening and a panel discussion moderated by Amanda Klasing—Women’s Rights Division… Continue reading FATHER JOSEPH Screening
HRA Expo on GW’s Campus
The Haiti Renewal Alliance, in partnership with the George Washington University Center for International Business Education Research (GWU-CIBER), hosted the 7th Annual HRA Business Investment Expo & Conference on GW’s campus June 14-15, 2016. The Focus On Haiti Initiative previously partnered with the HRA in September of 2015, co-hosting the Haiti Presidential Townhall meeting, available online.
Haiti: Towards a New Narrative
The Focus On Haiti Initiative hosted Haiti: Towards a New Narrative with Raju Singh, the Lead Economist & Program Leader for Haiti at the World Bank on May 3, 2016. The event featured a presentation of the World Bank’s most recent systematic country diagnostic published, co-authored by Dr. Singh in September 2015.
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.’
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.
Haiti’s Electoral Cycle Event
The Focus On Haiti Initiative cosponsored an event with the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C. to discuss the context and significance of Haiti’s current election cycle. The event was held on August 21, 2015 at the Inter-American Dialogue.
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