Haiti Debate at the University of Liverpool: Colonialism, Occupation and the United Nations

Haiti Debate at the University of Liverpool: Colonialism, Occupation and the United Nations
17th October 2019 admin
The Haitian community in the Bahamas was hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian. Now anti-Haitianism threatens to hit harder.

Join us at the University of Liverpool for a panel debate about Haiti’s future after the UN withdrawal in October 2019.
Organised by The Europe and the World Centre, University of Liverpool

Full details on this event here.

The withdrawal of the UN on 15th October 2019 ends 15 years of continuous UN ‘peacekeeping’ in Haiti.

The UN has only been the most recent foreign intervention Haiti has witnessed in its turbulent history that included colonialization by France in 1697, the Haitian Revolution and War of Independence, and the first occupation by the US from 1915-1934, as well as a succession of home-grown but internationally supported autocratic leaders.

All foreign interventions have left legacies in the Haitian political, economic, and social structures, entrenching inequality and injustice. What does this legacy mean for Haiti’s future?

Register here for the panel debate with: Prof Charles Forsdick, Dr Xavier Mathieu, Dr Birte Gippert
Wed, 23 October 2019 17:00 – 19:00
Rendall Building, University of Liverpool

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