We have some exciting news: Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus, a Brazilian diplomat and scholar with substantial high-level experience in Haiti, will be in Boston next week. IJDH and some of our collaborators are taking advantage of Professor Seitenfus’ visit to organize an event on Monday evening (4/8).
Guilty but Not Responsible?: The UN, Haiti & Cholera
Monday, April 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
65 Forsyth Street Boston | Northeastern University Dockser Hall | Room 240
Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his latest book, The United Nations, and Cholera in Haiti: Guilty but Not Responsible? Professor Seitenfus advised the Haitian government on its cholera response, and led the Organization of American States mission to Haiti in 2010-2011. He will be joined by Patrick Sylvain, a Haitian-American poet, social and literary critic, lecturer in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, and faculty member at Brown University in Africana Studies and Dr. Louise Ivers, the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health and Professor at Harvard Medical School, who led the medical response to cholera in Haiti for Partners in Health in 2010. The panel will be moderated by Charlot Lucien, a Haitian poet, visual artist, lecturer and community leader.
All are welcome to participate and learn more about the political, cultural, medical, and legal questions that have emerged in the years since the initial outbreak of cholera in 2010. Your questions will be most welcome!
Hope to see you there!