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The George Washington University
The Consortium of Universities
of the Washington Metropolitan Area
invite you to
A Day for Haiti: Solutions for the Future
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street, NW
2 - 7:30 p.m.
On A Day for Haiti, held three months after the country’s devastating earthquake, Washington, D.C.-area universities and non-governmental organizations will gather to share their insight and knowledge about rebuilding efforts in the region.
Registration is required.
Please select which sessions you would like to attend and
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Session One: Education and Child Welfare, 2-3:15 p.m., Continental Ballroom
Welcoming remarks from President Steven Knapp
Introduction from John “Skip” Williams, GW Provost and Vice-President of Health Affairs
Dr. Janet Robb, American Institutes of Research, Building Capacity for Short- and Long-term Education Needs in Haiti
Marcelo Cabrol, Inter-American Development Bank, How to Transform Education in Haiti: A Programmatic View
Peter Holland, World Bank, Rebuilding the Education System: Some Core Principles
Kathleen Strottman; Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; The Welfare of Haiti's Children Before and After the Earthquake
Dr. Kathia Flemens; The George Washington University; The Bridge of Hope: Building, Strengthening Education in Haiti
Dr. Joel Gomez, The George Washington University
Session Two: Short- and Long-term Health Needs in Haiti, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Continental Ballroom
Dr. Arthur J. Fournier, Project Medishare, Haiti After the Earthquake: Short- and Long-Term Medical Needs
Ellen Dawson and Paul Maniscalco, GW Medical Center, Haiti: Three Weeks Out
Dr. Patrick Richard, GW Medical Center, Reflections on a Framework to Build a Strong Healthcare System in Haiti
Ron Sconyers, President and CEO, Physicians for Peace, Responding to the Needs of Amputees
Dr. Brian McGrath, GW Medical Center
Session Three: Rebuilding Haiti, 4:45-6 p.m., Continental Ballroom
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction, Role of NGOs in Haiti's Redevelopment
Keren Dongo, ONE, Debt Relief
Stefan Pryor; Deputy Mayor of Newark, New Jersey; Recovery and Governance of Rebuilding
Jack D. Smith, GW Law School, Ensuring Lawfulness and Transparency of Rebuilding
Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Encountering Responses: Listening to Haitian Voices in the Aftermath of the Earthquake
Dr. Stephen C. Smith, The George Washington University
Session Four: Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., Great Hall
Join President Knapp, panelists, moderators, and other guests to discuss thoughts and ideas generated from the day’s sessions.
Online contributions can be made directly to selected organizations on the ground in Haiti: Project Medishare, Physicians for Peace, or Food for the Poor, by visiting their websites:
Thank you for your generosity.
The reception will also feature a silent auction of the following donated pieces of art to raise funds for the Haiti relief efforts. (Payments may be made either by check or credit card.)