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January 25, 2012

CEPR: Haiti Events on the Hill

Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C.

CEPR's Mark Weisbrot participated in a series of congressional panels on Haiti on the Hill — part of a Congressional Schedule of Events that took place Jan. 24-25.

Briefing: Who Runs Haiti? A Discussion of Governance, Political Power, and Democracy in Haiti, Two Years After the Earthquake

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sponsoring Offices: Reps. Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee

Room: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building

Stable, effective and democratic governance is essential for Haiti’s recovery and development.  This briefing will examine Haiti’s political process, including the roles of the President, the Prime Minister, and members of Parliament; the various political parties in Parliament and who they represent; and the influence of various interest groups and stakeholders, including the wealthy elites, the business sector, and the impoverished majority.  Panelists will also discuss proposals for judicial reform, human rights issues, and the opportunities and challenges facing grassroots activists.

Panelists:

  • Thomas C. Adams, Haiti Special Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Minister Rene Magloire, Vice-President, Haitian Presidential Commission on Justice Reform, and former Minister of Justice  (1995-96, 2006-2008)
  • Brian Concannon, Director, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)
  • Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Marguerite Salomon, Haitian grassroots activist and leader of a Haitian women's organization
  • Peter Sollis, Senior Advisor in the Haiti Response Group, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
 

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