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A Day for Haiti: Solutions for the Future
The George Washington University

The George Washington University

Monday, April 12, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Type End Quantity
Session One: Education and Child Welfare
2-3:15 pm, Continental Ballroom
Ended Free  
Session Two: Short- and Long-Term Health Needs in Haiti
3:30-4:30 p.m., Continental Ballroom
Ended Free  
Session Three: Rebuilding Haiti
4:45-6 pm, Continental Ballroom
Ended Free  
Session Four: Reception
6-7:30 pm, Great Hall
Ended Free  

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Any unregistered guests interested in attending the A Day for Haiti

may check-in outside the Continental Ballroom, located on the third floor of the Marvin Center.

Thank you.





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

click on the "Register" button above.

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.)

painting 1  painting 2

Painting 4  painting 3




GW wordmark


Have questions about A Day for Haiti: Solutions for the Future The George Washington University? Contact The George Washington University

When & Where

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Monday, April 12, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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