On September 13, 2011, the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host 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. The event will be held in Room 505 of the Elliott School of International Affairs.
Madame Jean will discuss her recent trip to Haiti, including visits to Jacmel, Léogâne and Cap Haïtien where numerous historical sites need protection. She will also discuss the importance of education-for-all in Haiti. Dr. Robert Maguire, professor of the Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School and chair of the USIP's Haiti Working Group, will moderate the discussion. Robert Perito, director of the USIP's Haiti Program, will introduce Madame Jean. USIP works to promote reconciliation and reconstruction in Haiti through on-the-ground conflict resolution training and with regular public forums on Haiti in Washington, DC.
Inquiries: Please contact [email protected] with any general questions about this event.
Official Website: http://view.newsletters.usip.org/?j=fe6b1771746105797014&m=fec915787666067b&ls=fdea107870620c7e7216727d&l=fec917767662077c&s=fe1b1c7775630074751c79&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe281773706503787d1271&r=0
Added by Alexi on September 12, 2011