The Escalating Crisis in Haiti: What is Needed from a Humanitarian and Human Rights Perspective


Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies (View on map )

As the political and economic crisis escalates in Haiti, one that has inevitably led to Haitians fleeing in search of livelihood and safety, this panel will explore the historical context of the crisis with a particular focus on U.S. intervention in Haiti, U.S. immigration policy, and treatment of Haitian refugees. Panelists will also suggest solutions that are grounded in human rights and humanitarian law with a particular focus on promoting and protecting human dignity.


Dr. Derrick Brooms, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Erin B. Corcoran

Associate Teaching Professor and Executive Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Dr. Carla Goar

Jean Marc Brissau

Graduate Programs Director, Notre Dame Law School

Dr. Amber Hewitt

Karen E. Richman

Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs, Institute of Latino Studies


Dr. Amber Hewitt

TJ D'Agostino

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs


This event is cosponsored by the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. 

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