Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: Doors open/check-in 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM; reception 7:30 PM
Place: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking available at the 19th Avenue Ramp
MIC Members & Cosponsors: $5
Register online at http://www.micglobe.org or call 612.625.4421
The world watched in horror on January 12, 2010, when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti, at the time already considered by the United Nations as the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere.
Exactly four months after this tragedy, take part in an important discussion about Haiti's past, present, and future. What was the significance of this earthquake at this time, and how are the Haitian people recovering? How did international NGOs respond in the days and weeks immediately following the earthquake? How dependent is Haiti's recovery on continued international media attention, public generosity, and government aid?
Panelists will include Ms. Beaudelaine Pierre, 2009-10 UMN Humphrey Fellow from Haiti; Daniel Wordsworth, President and CEO of the American Refugee Committee; and Brian Atwood, former Administrator at USAID and current Dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.