Center for Advanced Study

Claudine Michel, Department of Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, will present “Haiti: Roots of Inequalities, the New Social Contract, and Consideration for Effective Reconstruction” on Thursday, March 10, 4:00pm, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana.

In the wake of the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, alternative strategies for present and future possibilities to rebuild must be considered.  In order to reconceptualize Haiti culturally and politically as a nation-state, Claudine Michel will not only explore the indigenous political narratives about this Caribbean island, but will also call to task the international community’s role in recognizing Haiti as a foundational cultural, social and political actor on the global stage.

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

This presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Center for Advanced Study at 333-6729 or

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