Web Video Initiative

The Elliott School's Web Video Initiative capitalizes on our robust events program that brings hundreds of scholars, policymakers, diplomats, journalists, and other world leaders to the GW campus each year. Our goal is to share our extraordinary on-campus resources with the broader community to advance understanding of important international issues.

The Voices of Haiti’s Voiceless: Post-Earthquake Aspirations & Achievements

May 01, 2015
A Voice for the Voiceless
May 01, 2015

Robert Maguire, Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Participation & Inclusion
May 01, 2015

Robert Maguire, Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Jean Robert Brutus, Ministry of Social Affairs, Government of Haiti

On March 31, 2010 at the UN-sponsored post-earthquake Haiti Donors’ Conference in New York, the voices of Haiti’s ‘voiceless population’ were heard when Michele Montas presented the findings of a national survey conducted by a coalition of Haitian and international organizations to “capture the opinions and aspirations (for post-quake development) of Haitian citizens who are not members of organized civil society groups and, as such, would not be included in any of the (other) consultation mechanisms conducted for the donor conference.”

Who 'Owns' Haiti?: Sovereignty in a Fragile State 2004-2014

May 02, 2014
Sovereignty in a Fragile State 2004-2014
May 02, 2014

Robert Maguire, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW provides a background of the events that challenge the country’s sovereignty and Robert Fatton, University of Virginia, delivers the opening lecture

 

A day long symposium addressing the issue of Haitian sovereignty through the lenses of: governance, economic and human development; cultural heritage; and politics and the international community.

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