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).