USIP Webcast: Haitian Elections in the Time of Cholera (12/7/2010)
Transitions in Haiti are seldom uneventful. An imperfect election on November 28th resulted in widespread frustration and frequent (but mostly nonviolent) protests. On Tuesday, December 7th, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will hold a panel discussion at 2:00 to discuss how the elections may influence Haiti’s recovery and how a newly elected government and the international community can best work together. Panelists include representatives from Partners in Health, the Organization of American States, and the Haitian Embassy in Washington DC. More information below.
Endangered by a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 1600 lives, Haiti held elections for president and parliament on November 28. With political tensions running high, public protests have raised questions about the validity of the vote. How will the current crisis impact Haiti’s recovery? Moving forward, how should a newly elected government and the international community work together to ensure Haiti’s future? A panel of experts will address these questions in a public forum co-hosted by USIP’s Haiti Working Group and USIP’s Working Group on Health and Peacebuilding.
Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph
Ambassador of Haiti to Washington, Embassy of Haiti
Ambassador Albert Ramdin
Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners in Health
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
Link to Live Webcast
United States Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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