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Who Owns Haiti? Announcement

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  

Haitian cane cutter working in Dominican Republic

‘The Price of Sugar’ Screening in Washington, D.C.

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…

Cholera patients in Haiti. Source: Rapadoo Observateur

“Conquering Cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic” – Panel Discussion

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…

Fault Lines: Views across Haiti’s Divide

By Nic Johnson, Undergraduate Research Assistant At the launch of Beverly Bell’s new book Fault Lines: Views across Haiti’s Divide last Sunday, I joined a group of more than thirty devoted readers, supporters, and colleagues overflowing the bustling back room of The Coupe in Washington, D.C. The book surveys the conditions in displaced persons camps,…