Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director, Well-Received at Whitman College

This article is about IJDH Executive Director, Brian Concannon who recently taught a one-credit course at Whitman College on the topic of human rights advocacy. Although he was initially worried that that his students would not be engaged in the subject area, his fears proved to be wrong. Brian’s students all had glowing reviews about both him and his course. Brian’s students found his work with Haiti to be fascinating. IJDH’s litigation against the UN for introducing cholera to Haiti and the work that IJDH does with local grassroots movements showed the class that Brian was not simply some “white man wrapped up in a white saviour complex.” In fact, one of Brian’s main takeaways for his students was to think critically about NGOs and humanitarian aid: While giving assistance to countries in need is well-intentioned and charitable, individuals need to think about the […]

IJDH Director Brian Concannon Teaches Seminar At Whitman College

During the month of January 2016, IJDH director Brian Concannon taught a week-long, 1 credit course called Human Rights Advocacy: How and Why at Whitman College. The liberal arts format course was focused on NGO accountability, the disturbance caused by foreign NGOs in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and the necessity for sustainability in foreign intervention. In addition to the course he taught, Concannon also delivered a public lecture on the deportation of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for full text.   Haiti expert and human rights lawyer Brian Concannon leads timely seminar at Whitman Gillian Frew, February 8th 2016 This year is off to a turbulent start for the small island nation of Haiti, site of a deadly 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic. […]

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