Haiti, Now and Next
- Latin America and the Caribbean
In response to the recent devastation and tragedy in Haiti it is easy to lose sight of issues that loom only slightly over the horizon. With this web forum we are trying to bring these into view.
Haiti is an alarming reminder that natural disasters have more devastating consequences where physical infrastructure is weak, where institutions are problematic, and where there is a lot of poverty. So trying to foster development is also a response to disaster. How humanitarian assistance is administered may make it more or less conducive to longer term development, may make a transition from one set of actors (emergency responders) to another (development aid agencies) go more smoothly, may lead to better preparedness for the next time.
The SSRC has asked people we believe are deeply reflective about the situation in Haiti to share their thoughts about the present moment and its relationship to humanitarian assistance and transitions to development. This collection of postings is the result of that effort.
APRIL 2011 UPDATE:
Written Presentation to the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission
by William O'Neill
- Introduction: When Is Disaster Intolerable? by Craig Calhoun
- Beyond the Earthquake: A Wake-Up Call for Haiti by Alex Dupuy
- Country, City, Service by Ferentz Lafargue
- Cracks of Gender Inequality: Haitian Women After the Earthquake By Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
- Haiti: Can Catastrophe Spur Progress? by William O'Neill
- Haiti Update by William O’Neill
- Haiti and the International System: The Need for New Organizational Lending Formats by Saskia Sassen
- Haiti and the Unseen World by Elizabeth McAlister
- Haiti’s Earthquake and the Politics of Distribution by Andrew Apter
- Hope Admist Devastation: Towards a New Haitian State by Robert Fatton Jr.
- In the Aftermath of the Earthquake: Rebuilding to Rebalance Haiti by Robert Maguire
- Mobilize the Diaspora for the Reconstruction of Haiti by Dilip Ratha
- Moving Beyond Disaster to Build a Durable Future in Haiti by Greg Beckett
- Rebuilding Haiti: The Next Two Hundred Years by J. Michael Dash
- Rebuilding Haiti, Rebuilding the Fragile State Framework By Yasmine Shamsie
- Reckoning in Haiti by Jean Casimir and Laurent Dubois
- Run From the Earthquake, Fall Into the Abyss: A Léogane Paradox by Karen Richman
- Donate to Help Haiti
- State Bricolage by Chelsey Kivland