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Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

A discussion of a new paper titled ‘Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti’.

Date & Time

Apr. 4, 2014
12:00pm – 2:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Photo credit: Legatum Institute

In collaboration with theInstitute 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).

Panelists: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.


Hosted By

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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