Robert Maguire

Former Chairman, Haiti Working Group

Note: This is an archived profile of a former U.S. Institute of Peace expert. The information is current as of the dates of tenure.

Dr. Robert Maguire is the Chairman of USIP’s Haiti Working Group and a former USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow (2008-2009).  He is a professor of the practice of international affairs in the international development studies program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and director of GWU’s Latin America and Hemispheric studies program. He is chair of the Haiti advanced area studies seminar at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute.

Maguire first traveled to Haiti in 1974. From 1979 to 1999, he was the Inter-American Foundation’s representative for Haiti and the Caribbean. In 2000, he served on the Haiti desk at the U.S. State Department. He had Haiti-related affiliations with Johns Hopkins, Brown, Georgetown, and Trinity Washington Universities. Maguire holds a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Florida and a doctorate in geography from McGill University.  He is a frequent commentator on Haiti and the Caribbean and the author of Haiti After the Donors’ Conference (2009).

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Publications

Robert Maguire
July 17, 2012
Confirmation of a new prime minister by Haiti’s parliament provides an opportunity to rectify previous missteps and begin moving Haiti toward a peaceful and prosperous future.
Robert Maguire
April 5, 2012
This report is based on the panel presentation and the views expressed at a public forum hosted by USIP’s Haiti Program on February 15, 2012 discussing justice in Haiti and the path forward for judicial reform.
Robert Maguire
January 10, 2012
Since Haiti’s devastating January 2010 earthquake, women have played a vital role in their country’s response to the catastrophe. This Peace Brief, by USIP's Robert Maguire, discusses the pivotal roles women are playing in matters of family, education, health, commerce and the economy, and agriculture.
Robert Maguire
June 16, 2011
Robert Maguire, Chairman of USIP's Haiti Working Group, analyzes the various aspects of security – political, economic, personal and criminal – in Haiti.

Articles & Analysis by this Expert

July 17, 2012
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Robert Maguire

Confirmation of a new prime minister by Haiti’s parliament provides an opportunity to rectify previous missteps and begin moving Haiti toward a peaceful and prosperous future.

April 5, 2012
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Robert Maguire
January 10, 2012
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Robert Maguire
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Robert Maguire
June 16, 2011
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Robert Maguire
March 8, 2011
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Robert Maguire