On Monday, November 24th, the Focus On Haiti Initiative joined the Mennonite Central Committee and Church World Service to host Fooling the Sun, Not Fooling the Rain: Housing and Shelter in Haiti 5 Years After the Earthquake. Conference recordings and transcripts are now available.
On Thursday, October 2nd, the Focus On Haiti Initiative will be screening Water Everlasting? The Battle to Secure Haiti’s Most Essential Resource at 6:15PM in Room 505 at the Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. The film’s producer Julienne Gage of the Inter-American Development Bank will introduce the documentary which surveys current efforts to secure water access… Continue reading Water Everlasting? Documentary Screening
On May 2, 2014, the Focus On Haiti Initiative of the Institute for International and Global Studies (IGIS), and the Latin American & Hemispheric Affairs Program (LAHSP), hosted Who ‘Owns’ Haiti? Sovereignty in a Fragile State: 2004 – 2014 at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. The symposium explored issues related to… Continue reading Who ‘Owns’ Haiti? Now Streaming
The Focus On Haiti Initiative is proud to publish our spring symposium agenda.
The Focus On Haiti Initiative is proud to announce our spring symposium Who Owns Haiti? Sovereignty in a Fragile State. This symposium will address the issue of Haitian sovereignty through the lenses of: Governance, Economic and Human Development; Cultural Heritage; and Politics and the International Community
Martelly’s speech last Wednesday at Howard University drew attention to his administration’s focus on free and universal education. But while promoting both his education agenda and a nascent collaboration with Howard University, the President of Haiti also portrayed a disturbing depiction of the Haitian people. Both Martelly and the Howard University administration discussed planned educational… Continue reading Martelly at Howard University: A Concerning View on Poverty and Education?
“The Price of Sugar” screening was well attended, and for those who weren’t able to come, the film sparked a rather intense discussion about Dominican citizenship, and the current judicial and executive decisions affecting the country. As a follow up to these discussions, we wanted to draw attention to an event occurring this evening (December… Continue reading Streaming video: (Un)Making a Dominican: The Context for Denationalization
December 3, 2013 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 In light of the recent ruling by the Dominican Constitutional Court revoking citizenship for thousands of Haitian-descended Dominicans, this event brings to campus The Price of Sugar. This award-winning documentary focuses on the lives of marginalized Haitian sugar cane cutters, who are at the… Continue reading ‘The Price of Sugar’ Screening in Washington, D.C.
In light of the recent political protests in Haiti, the Focus on Haiti team thought it would be appropriate to reintroduce an article previously published by Dr. Robert Maguire analyzing the relationship and distribution of power between the lower classes and elites in Haiti as our second Working Paper. The article ‘Sisyphus Revisited’ relates the… Continue reading ‘Sisyphus revisited: grassroots development and community conflicts in Haiti’
By Nic Johnson, Undergraduate Research Assistant On October 24, 2013, Representative Barbara Lee (CA) and the Global Health Caucus hosted “Conquering Cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: The Untold Story of Progress” at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The briefing featured representatives of public health organizations and advocacy groups to discuss new… Continue reading “Conquering Cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic” – Panel Discussion