Wednesday, January 11, 2012

History's Hauntings: The Future of Haiti's Sovereign Sustainability

The Taft Research Center and the University of Cincinnati will be hosting a symposium on Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th. The schedule is as follows:
Day One: Friday, January 13, 2012
  • 12:30-1:00 pm, Registration: Meet & Greet
  • 1:00-2:30 pm, Session I: Sovereignty, State, and Political Economy
  • Alex Dupuy, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Chair, African American Studies Program, Wesleyan University: "Sovereignty for What and for Whom? Haiti Before and After the Earthquake"
  • Myriam J.A. Chancy, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati: "A Marshall Plan for Haiti?: To End or Continue the Legacy of Revolution"
  • 2:30-3:00 pm, Coffee, Open Conversation
  • 3:00-4:30 pm, Session IV: Gender, History & Grassroots Organizations
  • Beverly Bell, Founder and Coordinator, Other Worlds; Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies: "Haitian Women at the Helm of History"
  • Léonie M. Hermantin, Deputy Director, Lambi Fund for Haiti: "Sustainable Agriculture and Peasant Grassroots Farming in Haiti"
  • 4:30-5:00 pm, Coffee, Open Conversation
  • 5:30-7:00 pm, Reception

Day Two: Saturday, January 14, 2012
  • 9:30-10:00 am, Continental Breakfast, Coffee
  • 10:00-11:30 am, Session III: Sustainable Architecture, Ecological Alternatives
  • Liam Ream, Architect, AIA, Assistant Professor, UC Division of Professional Practice, University of Cincinnati: "Orange Tree Atelye / Co-ops for Causes – Multi-Disciplinary Co-op Studios in Collaboration with Non-Profits and Employers look to Rebuilding Haiti"
  • Jana Evans Braziel, Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Affiliate Faculty in Africana Studies, University of Cincinnati: "Living Landfills: Creative Production, Upcycling, and Complex Communities at Molera, Haiti"
  • 11:30-1:00 pm, Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 pm, Session IV: Unsustainable Camps
  • Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Anthropology, York College-CUNY: "Building Up Walls, Tearing Down Tents: Haiti's IDP Camps Two Years Later"
  • Film Viewing: Poto Mitan (Tèt Ansanm Productions, 2009) [50 mins.] Introduction and Discussion led by Schuller, Co-Director/Co-Producer with Renée Bergan
  • 3-3:30 pm, Coffee, Open Conversation
  • 3:30-5:00 pm, Session V: Education, Law, and Equity

Diane Allerdyce, Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Toussaint L'Ouverture High School; Doctoral Core Faculty, Humanities & Culture, Union Institute & University: "Teaching by Heart in Haiti: Criticism, Critique and Community"
Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, Department of English, Vanderbilt University: "The gods in the trunk, or Chauvet's Remnants"
Sponsored by the Taft Research Center, the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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