FIU Teach-In Haiti: One Year Later

As part of FIU’s long-term commitment to Haiti’s recovery, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), in conjunction with the Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Division of External Relations, and the School of Environment, Arts and Society, is hosting its fourth teach-in on Haiti and the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The event features a panel of FIU experts who will explore various aspects of the situation in Haiti one year after the disaster. The presentations will highlight the current state of affairs and the ongoing problems facing the country.

Grenville Draper, professor in the Department of Earth & Environment in the School of Environment, Arts and Society, will present the latest geological findings and the potential for future seismic activity in the country.

Richard Olson, professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the current reconstruction efforts and long-term plans for Port-au-Prince.

Jessy Devieux, associate professor in the Stempel School of Public Health, will give an update on the cholera epidemic and address other critical public health issues.

Alex Stepick, professor in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the ongoing displacement of Haitians and the migration to the countryside and abroad.

Eduardo Gamarra, professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of International and Public Affairs will discuss the recent elections and the current political climate of the country.

The event will also feature the unique perspective of accomplished philanthropist, writer and documentary-filmmaker, Kimberly Green. As President of the Green Family Foundation and rapporteur for the Clinton Global Initiative Haiti Action Network, she will discuss the changes she has seen in the country and what she envisions for the future of the Haitian people.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the School of International and Public Affairs at 305-348-7266.