Opening of the Haiti Democracy Project
Originally: Opening of the Haiti Democracy Project
Alice Blanchet, 2002-11-20
The Haiti Democracy Project was officially launched Tuesday,
James Morrell, executive director of the Haiti Democracy Project, formerly research director at the Center for International Policy, welcomed the participants and introduced the distinguished group of panelists. OAS assistant secretary-general Luigi Einaudi opened the talks with dire predictions that
U.S. ambassador to the OAS Roger Noriega lamented the fact that throughout its history, the Haitian people had been consistently let down by a political class that subsisted on its conflicts. He pointed out that it was the responsibility of the international community to apply to
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The other speakers, Amb. Orlando Marville, former chief of the OAS electoral mission in
Among the distinguished guests one could observe Peter Hakim and Daniel Erikson of the Inter-American Dialogue; Dan Whitman, former USIA director in Haiti; Vicky Butler; Dr. Edouard Hazel; Stanley Lucas of IRI; Dr. Joseph Baptiste of the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH), Jocelyn McCalla, founder and former executive director of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights; Joe Trincellito of ICITAP; Joan Higbee of the Library of Congress; Lionel Desgranges; Olivier Nadal; Harold R. Charles; Mary Ellen Gilroy, director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs, State Department; Steve Horblitt of Creative Associates; Yves Savain of Fondation Nouvelle Haiti; Patricio Gajardo of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES); Francois Guillaume and Patrick Augustin of the Ligue des Jeunes Cadres Haitiens d’ Outre-Mer (LIJECH); Ira Lowenthal; and Marjorie Valbrun of the Wall Street Journal.
Following the launch ceremony, HDP’s founding members met again with a half dozen international experts including Ambs. Laurence Pezzulo and Ernest Preeg, Professor Henry Carey of Georgia State University, Mary Ellen Gilroy and Clinton L. Doggett of the State Department and USAID respectively, Ira Lowenthal, Dr. Paultre Desrosiers and others for a policy seminar at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, November 20. The discussions focused on recommendations the project could make to the U.S. government for a policy more supportive of the rights of the Haitians.
The Haiti Democracy Project is a nonprofit thinktank. The project will focus on achievement of a more proactive and effective Haiti Democracy Project, 2303 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Tel: (202) 588-8700 website: http:/haitipolicy.org.
The Haiti Democracy Project is a nonprofit thinktank. The project will focus on achievement of a more proactive and effective
Haiti Democracy Project, 2303 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.
Tel: (202) 588-8700 website: http:/haitipolicy.org.
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