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Haiti's Dysfunction and Disarray to be Discussed

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Haitian man rides in one of Port-au-Prince's ubiquitous 'tap-tap' buses.

Haitian man rides in one of Port-au-Prince's ubiquitous 'tap-tap' buses. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Haiti, long buffeted by social and economic mayhem – and, two years ago, a devastating earthquake – will be the subject of a roundtable discussion organized by Miami Law's Inter-American Law Review on March 30.

The roundtable, titled "The Haitian State: Creating Sustainability Going Forward," will feature two panel discussions – "The Democratic Process in the Haitian State" and "The Current Position of the Judiciary Inside the State."

Participants will assess the situation in Haiti through both political and judicial examinations; determine the viability of the state and consider the appropriate steps necessary to improve Haiti's chances of recovery.

Brian Concannon, director of the Institute for Democracy and Justice, will participate in the first panel, along with Miami Law Professor Irwin Stotzky, an expert on Haiti. The second panel will feature Louis-Alexandre Berg, a consultant for the World Bank.

The roundtable will be held in Room D201. Opening remarks begin at 9:00 a.m. and the discussion will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Three general Florida CLE credits are pending.