In Haiti, the challenge of earthquake recovery has been compounded by the need to prepare for presidential elections on November 28. A panel of experts discussed the challenges facing the Haitian government and the international community.

In Haiti, the challenge of earthquake recovery has been compounded by the need to prepare for presidential elections on November 28. Rubble removal and reconstruction have slowed to a crawl. Competition among 19 candidates for the nation’s highest office has raised political tensions at a time when patience is running thin. A panel of experts discussed the challenges facing the Haitian government and the international community.

Speakers 

  • Meghann Curtis
    Senior Adviser, Office of the Counselor and Chief-of-Staff
    U.S. Department of State
  • James Dobbins
    Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation
    Co-author, RAND report on "Building a More Resilient Haitian State"
  • Alex Dupuy
    Distinguished Professor of Sociology
    Wesleyan University
  • Keith Crane
    Director, Environment, Energy, and Economic Development, RAND Corporation
    Co-author, RAND report on "Building a More Resilient Haitian State"
  • Robert Maguire, Moderator
    Chair, Haiti Working Group, U.S. Institute of Peace
    Former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, USIP
    Associate Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University
  • Robert Perito, Introduction
    Director, Haiti Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

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