Past Event

Haiti’s Changing Tide

10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

EVENT CANCELLED: Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Haiti has been plagued by variety of intractable problems throughout its history. External shocks such as the rise in food prices and four hurricanes in 2008 led to widespread devastation. In 2009, the international community has once again started to pay attention to Haiti.

A rare "dual opportunity" exists in Haiti right now. Haiti’s physical security is better than it has been in a long time and the United States can rethink its U.S.-Haiti policy. CAP researchers traveled to Haiti in June 2009 to examine Haiti as a sustainable security case study, looking at security and development challenges.

The Center for American Progress is pleased to host Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis for a discussion about Haiti’s future prospects and the release of the report "Haiti’s Changing Tide: A Sustainable Security Case Study."

Introductions by:

John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress
Reuben Brigety, Director, Sustainable Security Program, Center for American Progress

Featured Speaker:

Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis