March 6, 2015

Democracy and the Political Situation in Haiti

Rayburn HOB 2168, Gold Room
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515


For decades, Haiti's institutions and economic development have been frequently undermined by political crises and outside intervention. The last five years have only confirmed this pattern: Haiti's November 2010 elections were tainted by irregularities and foreign interference, the subsequent legislative elections have been delayed over three years and recent protests led to the resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. This panel of Haitian and U.S. experts will examine the causes of recent political instability and discuss how to ensure that Haiti's next elections help strengthen rather than weaken democratic rule.


Ginette Cherubin, architect and urban planner; former member of Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (2007-2011); former Minister of Women's Issues (1996-1997)

Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Haiti)

Nixon Boumba, in-country (Haiti) consultant to American Jewish World Service

Brian Concannon, Executive Director, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti


Alexander Main, Senior Associate for International Policy, Center for Economic and Policy Research

This event is organized by the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG). A complete list of upcoming HAWG events is available here.

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