(Photo of tent city in Haiti from cnn.com)
Trinity Professor Robert Maguire has given a number of interviews about Haiti and what is likely to happen next as the nation rebuilds after the earthquake. Through this interview series he is providing all of us with an eloquent and expansive lesson on the history, politics and economics of Haiti. Even as he astutely analyzes the many causes of Haiti’s crises, he offers hope for the future as the nation rebuilds from its current devastation.
Dr. Maguire has been interviewed by dozens of media organizations across the country and around the world in the past 10 days, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, US News & World Report, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Dan Rather on HDNet, Voice of America, NPR, PBS, BBC World Service and BBC Television, Los Angeles Times, Agence France Press, RCN Radio of Colombia (South America), and the Denmark Independent Daily.
I invite readers of this blog to click on these links to read his comments directly and use his expertise to learn more about this troubled spot on our small planet:
Professor Maguire’s interview with Time Magazine on “The Keys to Rebuilding Haiti”
Governments and organizations are drawing on Dr. Maguire’s more than 30 years of expertise in working to improve the economic stability and growth of Haiti. He participated in a special meeting at the White House today, and, earlier this week, he was a keynote speaker at a forum, Haiti After the Earthquake, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue and the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he chairs the Haiti Working Group. This past weekend, he traveled to Florida to participate in meetings to meetings to coordinate State of Florida and Floridian Haitian-American humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
We hear that there’s a free concert for Haiti at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tomorrow night (Friday)… waiting for details, check back on this blog and Facebook for more….
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