HAITI: Perspectives on Crisis – Panel Jan. 28

Join panelists to discuss,  “HAITI: Perspectives on Crisis,” on January 28.  The event will take place at noon in the Red Gym’s On Wisconsin room.

UPDATE: Joining the panelists will be Gergens Polynice, an M.A. candidate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, who was in his home country of Haiti until just a few hours before the earthquake.

Prof. Brenda Plummer (History, Afro-American Studies) is an historian whose research includes race and gender, international relations, and civil rights. Her work ranges from essays on Haitian-American relations to studies of Afro-Americans, race, and foreign affairs.

Prof. Aliko Songolo (French and Italian, African Languages, and Literature) is a specialist in African and Caribbean literature in French; 20th-century poetry; francophone literature; and cultural studies.

Mr. Paul Thompson (InterWorks, LLC) has more than 30 years of experience in post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, disaster and refugee emergency management training, and program development and evaluation.

To learn more about Haiti, check out the upcoming film series at Memorial Library.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies; the General Library System; and the Division of International Studies.