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MDC Joins the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the City of Miami to Host a Policy Discussion on Haiti’s New Administration and Book Launch Sept. 12

Miami, FL  Miami Dade College (MDC) has partnered with the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and the City of Miami to present “What’s Next for Haiti?”, a discussion about the country’s new administration and policies, along with the launch of the book Fixing Haiti: Minustah and Beyond, at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Jorge Heine, co-editor of the book, a former ambassador of Chile to India and distinguished chair with the Center for International Governance and Innovation, will be present to provide his insight.

The policy discussion on Haiti will focus on current policy changes; how to move forward in terms of governance, investment and development; the role of the international community; and opportunities to work effectively with Haitian President Michel Martelly’s administration. The event is being organized in collaboration with MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives and the Office for International Education (OIE).

Heine will join the panel discussion along with H.E. Gerard Latortue, former prime minister of Haiti and a past speaker at the college; Anthony Maingot, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at FIU; and John Yearwood, The Miami Herald’s world editor, will serve as moderator.

Heine’s book will be available for purchase following the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

To register for this event, visit For more information, please contact Carlos Barrezueta, executive director at MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives, at 305-237-3944.

WHAT:            “What’s Next for Haiti?” Policy Discussion and Book Launch

WHEN:            Monday, Sept. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. 

WHERE:         Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 2, Room 2106


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