“On Common Ground” Opens at the Art Museum of the Americas

By Meghan Pierce, Undergraduate Research Assistant  On February 13th, the Organization of American States and the Embassies of Haiti and the Dominican Republic held an opening reception for “On Common Ground,” an exhibition featuring emerging artists of Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The pieces are held at the Art Museum… Continue reading “On Common Ground” Opens at the Art Museum of the Americas

Haiti Advocacy Working Group Recent Events: Dialogues between Haitian Institutions and US Aid Groups

By Scott Freeman, Visiting Scholar This past week, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group put together a gathering of representatives from Haitian NGOs, development aid workers, and a few members of Haitian and American governments. While I wasn’t able to attend the entire three day event, I was able to attend the panel on agriculture in… Continue reading Haiti Advocacy Working Group Recent Events: Dialogues between Haitian Institutions and US Aid Groups

UNDP’s Questionable Claims of Progress

By Scott Freeman, Visiting Scholar Heraldo Muñoz, the Chilean Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, recently published an article in Foreign Policy regarding the ‘real’ recovery of Haiti. It was seemingly a response to recent books on the topic of reconstruction and development (for example, here) and New… Continue reading UNDP’s Questionable Claims of Progress

Amy Wilentz Speaks on Her New Book, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti.”

By Bob Maguire, Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, GWU. On January 31st at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC, before a gathering of roughly 75 folks, most of whom held a newly-purchased, yellow-jacketed book on their laps, Amy Wilentz spoke and read from that book, her just published, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from… Continue reading Amy Wilentz Speaks on Her New Book, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti.”

Dr. Bob Maguire on NPR

Dr. Bob Maguire on NPR Bob Maguire, professor of the practice of international affairs and director of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, discussed Haiti on WBEZ 91.5 Chicago’s Worldview. Maguire is also a faculty affiliate in the Elliott School’s Institute of Global and International Studies and its newly forming Western Hemisphere Research and… Continue reading Dr. Bob Maguire on NPR

The Role of the ICRC in Haiti

By Meghan Pierce, Undergraduate Research Assistant On Thursday, January 31, the congressional office of Representative Sam Farr (Dem-CA), hosted a briefing featuring Patricia Danzi, head of Operation for the Americas at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Latin America. The purpose of the session was to delineate the state of armed conflict and violence… Continue reading The Role of the ICRC in Haiti

Canadian Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues: Governance and Diplomacy

By Meghan Pierce, Undergraduate Research Assistant   On Tuesday, January 15th, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, hosted the final session of a four-part speaker series entitled “Canadian Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues.” The closing program centered on Governance and Diplomacy… Continue reading Canadian Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues: Governance and Diplomacy