Haiti Working Group
The Challenge of Keeping Haitians Safe
Peace Brief | Robert Maguire | June 2011
As President Martelly takes office, Haitians face a wide array of personal, social, economic, environmental, political and energy security challenges.
Peace Brief | Robert Maguire | March 2011
Haiti’s slow pace of recovery from the January 2010 earthquake is due to the magnitude of the calamity, pre-existing conditions, institutional weaknesses, resource limitations, a cholera epidemic and disputed elections.
Peace Brief | Louis-Alexandre Berg | October 2010
Gangs and their involvement in criminal and political violence are deeply rooted in Haitian politics, and fueled by widespread poverty, inadequate police presence, government weakness, and social and economic inequities.
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USIP’s Haiti Working Group focuses the attention of Washington policymakers on Haiti. Monthly meetings convene a group of officials, experts, practitioners, and interested members of the public to discuss developments in Haiti and in U.S.-Haitian relations.
Through the Haiti Working Group, USIP has convened public forums and produced thoughtful publications on Haiti since 2006. Monthly meetings convene a group of officials, experts, practitioners, and interested members of the public to discuss developments in Haiti and in U.S.-Haitian relations. USIP's Haiti Program is directed by Robert Perito. The Chairman of the Haiti Working Group is Robert Maguire, Professor at George Washington University and former USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow.
- Reconstruction and the Role of Women (November 29, 2011) | Learn more about this event | Watch the video
- Conflict, Cops and Recovery in Haiti (October 12, 2011) | Learn more about this event | Listen to the audio
- A Conversation with Michaelle Jean (September 13, 2011) | Learn more about this event
- Haiti: The Challenge of Keeping Haitians Safe (May 25, 2011) | Read the related USIP Peace Brief
- Post-Election Haiti: What Happens Next? (March 20, 2011) Listen to the audio
- What is in Haiti's Future? (January 26, 2011) Watch the video | Listen to the audio
- Haiti: Elections in the Time of Cholera (December 7, 2010) Watch the video | Listen to the audio
- Is Haiti Building Back Better? A conversation with Michèle Pierre-Louis (October 29, 2010) Watch the video | Listen to the audio
- Building a Better Haitian State (October 13, 2010) Watch the video | Listen to the audio
- Haiti in Waiting (September 2011), an update on the political situation and Haitian President Michel Martelly’s plans to rebuild the conflict- and disaster-prone country.
- The Challenge of Keeping Haitians Safe (June 2011) discusses the personal, social, economic, environmental, political and energy security challenges Haiti’s citizens face.
- What is in Haiti's Future? (March 2011) analyzes the significant political, economic, health, and social challenges ahead for Haiti's new government.
- Transcending the Past to Build Haiti's Future (December 2010) argues that serious shifts in Haiti's social, political, and economic paradigms are required to attain sustainable peace.
- Crime, Politics, and Violence in Post-Earthquake Haiti (October 2010) describes the historical roots of political violence in Haiti and recommends long-term efforts to address it.
- More USIP publications on Haiti
- To join the Haiti Working Group and receive invitations to upcoming events, please sign up for USIP's Events Weekly email or contact us.
- Visit USIP's Haiti page to learn more about our work in Haiti.