5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

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Photo credit: Legatum Institute

In collaboration with the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and the Legatum Institute, the Wilson Center held a discussion on Haiti’s potential for growth, development and stable governance on April 4th, 12-2pm.

Looking back at lessons from past efforts to support Haiti's development and recovery, and forward to Haiti’s great assets and real potential, a new study argues that there’s an opportunity for Haitians and their partners to set a different agenda for the future. What lessons must we learn for future aid responses? What would it take for citizens to build a consensus on an agenda for creating an accountable Haitian state and an inclusive economy? A discussion was held of ‘Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti’, authored by Clare Lockhart, co-founder and director of The Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and Johanna Mendelson Forman, non-resident Senior Associate for the Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Anne Applebaum
  Director, Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
  Clare Lockhart
  Co-founder and Director of ISE
  Johanna Mendelson Forman
  Non-resident Senior Associate
  Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3), CSIS
  Hans Tippenhauer
  Port-au-Prince-based President of Fondation Espoir
  Jocelyn McCalla
  CEO, JMC Strategies
Moderator: Eric L. Olson
  Associate Director, Latin American Program


Lunch will be provided at this event.