The return of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti complicated the country’s political crisis and negatively impacted the ability of the international community to respond to the country’s mix of acute and chronic problems. Thomas Adams, the U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator for Haiti, and a panel of distinguished experts looked ahead to the coming year.

The return of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti complicated the country’s political crisis and negatively impacted the ability of the international community to respond to the country’s mix of acute and chronic problems. Unless the dispute over the results of the November 28 presidential election is resolved, Haiti will not be able to hold credible runoff elections, and continued international support for earthquake recovery will be jeopardized.  The United States will play a crucial role in resolving these issues. Thomas Adams, the U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator for Haiti, and a panel of distinguished experts looked ahead to the multiple challenges facing Haiti.

Speakers

  • Thomas Adams, Featured Speaker
    Haiti Special Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Alexandre Abrantes, Discussant
    Special Envoy to Haiti, The World Bank
  • Mark Schneider, Discussant
    Senior Vice President, International Crisis Group
  • Robert Fatton, Discussant
    Associate-Dean for Graduate Programs, University of Virginia
  • Robert Maguire, Moderator
    Chair, Haiti Working Group, U.S. Institute of Peace
    Associate Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University
  • Robert Perito, Introduction
    Director, Haiti Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

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