Can Elections Save Haiti?

Can Elections Save Haiti?

Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 / Time: 5:30am - 7:30am

Haiti’s president and parliament appear deadlocked in another effort to form a Permanent Electoral Council in the manner prescribed in the country’s complex 1987 constitution. On March 25, USIP convened a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the challenges of governing Haiti and holding elections in a timely manner. Read the event coverage, Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Justice for Haiti

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / Time: 4:30am - 6:30am

The Haitian court’s decision not to prosecute Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier for human rights violations and crimes against humanity has refocused international attention on the problem of justice in Haiti. At every level, courts are dysfunctional and corruption endemic.  Street crime, drug trafficking, rape and gang violence persist despite Haiti’s overcrowded prisons. Impunity remains a major obstacle to Haiti’s recovery.  On February 15, 2012, USIP hosted a public event to discuss justice...

Haiti: Reconstruction and the Role of Women

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Time: 4:30am - 7:00am

On November 29, 2011, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a panel of distinguished experts who discussed the situation of women in Haiti and their role in reconstruction.  The event featured a delegation of women leaders from Haiti and an exhibition of photos taken by Haitian women depicting their lives in the tent cities around Port-au-Prince.  Read the event coverage, Rep. Donna Edwards: Invest in Women to Rebuild Haiti


Police Corruption

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Time: 4:30am - 6:30am

Police corruption is a universal challenge in peacebuilding.  On November 16, 2011, USIP hosted a panel of distinguished experts who discussed the root causes and potential remedies.

Conflict, Cops and Recovery in Haiti

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Time: 5:30am - 7:30am

Renewed internal conflict threatens Haiti's recovery.  On October 12, 2011, a panel of distinguished experts discussed the sources of conflict in Haiti and the challenges facing its security institutions.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

A Conversation with Michaelle Jean, Special Envoy to Haiti for UNESCO

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 / Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

On September 13, 2011, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program of George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and USIP hosted a meeting featuring the Honorable Michaelle Jean, special envoy to Haiti for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and former governor general of Canada. 

Monopoly of Force

Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 / Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

In the aftermath of war, two processes are vital to successfully manage the transition to stability: disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR).  On September 12, 2011, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a panel of distinguished experts with combined experience implementing DDR and SSR in Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, the Balkans, Somalia and Haiti.

Health in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

Start: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 5:00am / End: Friday, June 10, 2011 at 1:00pm

In spite of the compelling challenges associated with building legitimate governments, health systems development in post-conflict and fragile states has experienced important successes. The conference reviewed the last decade in health programming in post-conflict and fragile states, as well as addressed key questions about the intersection of health in "fragile states" and development, national security policy, and considered a way forward.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Gender; Economics & Environment