Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Politics of Haiti Today

Monday, April 11, 2011

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

On March 20th, 2011 , general elections where held in Haiti . During the election period , two former presidents returned , Jean Bernard Aristide and Jean Claude Duvalier . The Haitian general elections were held against the background of the continued effects of January 12 , 2010 earthquake and the slow pace of recovery and reconstruction . Within these contexts what are the politics which drive Haitian society today? How may we understand Haitian politics today ? Is there a historic model of Haitian politics at play? These and other questions will be answered in panel a discussion , The Politics of Haiti Today .

Panelists will be :

Professor Alex Dupuy , Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University and the author of many books on Haitian society and politics .

Nancy Roc. , Haitian Journalist who has written extensively on Haitian politics .

Patrick Sylvain , Haitian writer and lecturer of Haitian language and Creole at Brown University

This panel discussion is a part of the program , Reframing Haiti : Art, History and Performativity . 

Location:  The Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street