Georges Fauriol is a senior advisor with the Latin America program at USIP.

He is also a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); a fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium; and a Think Tank Haiti Steering Group member as part of a partnership of Université Quisqueya in Haiti and the Inter-American Dialogue. He previously taught in Georgetown University’s democracy and governance graduate program.

Fauriol retired in 2020 as vice president for grants, operations and evaluation at the National Endowment for Democracy. He also served as vice president of strategic planning and as senior vice president at the International Republican Institute. Prior to that, Fauriol held a number of positions at CSIS, notably as director and senior fellow of the Americas program and as the assistant to the chairman of CSIS’s Board of Trustees. Fauriol also worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

He has extensive cross-regional democracy assistance experience, including missions in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America. He is widely published and has testified several times before U.S. congressional committees.

He holds a doctorate in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Publications By Georges

Wanted: A Reset of Haiti Policy

Wanted: A Reset of Haiti Policy

Thursday, January 25, 2024

By: Georges Fauriol

Haiti’s governance vacuum triggered by President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination in July 2021 shows few encouraging signs. Violence, notably around Port-au-Prince, has not only grown in lethality, but politically has become the central issue shaping domestic and international discussions. The imminent expiration of acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s term in office on February 7 means Haiti’s political crisis is on course to become more intransigent.

Type: Analysis

Democracy & GovernanceGlobal Policy

Comment sortir de l'impasse en Haïti

Comment sortir de l'impasse en Haïti

Thursday, June 9, 2022

By: Georges Fauriol;  Peter Hakim;  Enrique Ter Horst;  Keith Mines

Après la série de crises liées à Haïti l'année dernière - un assassinat présidentiel, un tremblement de terre, une urgence migratoire a la frontière entre Mexique et des États-Unis et une consolidation dramatique de la violence des gangs - les décideurs internationaux ont été confrontés à la possibilité qu'Haïti se trouve dans les premières étapes d'une crise humanitaire à grande échelle. La nouvelle détérioration de la politique haïtienne au cours des premiers mois de 2022 n'a fait que confirmer que le pays a franchi cette sombre étape.

Type: Analysis

Fragility & ResilienceMediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

How to Break the Stalemate in Haiti

How to Break the Stalemate in Haiti

Thursday, June 9, 2022

By: Georges Fauriol;  Peter Hakim;  Enrique Ter Horst;  Keith Mines

Following last year’s streak of Haiti-related crises — a presidential assassination, earthquake, a migrant emergency at the Mexico-U.S. border and a dramatic consolidation of gang violence — international policymakers were left grappling with the possibility that Haiti was in the initial stages of a full-scale humanitarian crisis. The further deterioration of the Haitian polity in the early months of 2022 has only confirmed that the country has passed that grim milestone.

Type: Analysis

Mediation, Negotiation & DialogueFragility & Resilience

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