Fairfield University Conference Haiti: Realities and challenges


 

Fairfield University will present an afternoon conference, "The Realities and Challenges of Haiti," on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Barone Campus Center. The conference is open to the public and admission is free.

Alex Dupuy, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, will speak on "The Social Origins of the Political Crisis in Haiti." Also presenting is Rose-Marie Chierici, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at SUNY Geneseo, who will discuss "Grassroot Approaches to Community Development," and Alix Cantave, founder of the Haitian Studies Association and organizer of SEED, a micro-lending organization in Haiti.

The program is sponsored by a consortium of international and area studies programs at Fairfield University, together with Campus Ministry, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business and the departments of politics, economics and modern languages. For further information, please contact Edward Dew or Marie-Agnes Sourieau, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2863.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 25, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 140