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American Forum - Toward a New Haitian State?

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Robert Fatton
April 2, 2010
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

Robert Fatton
Robert Fatton

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, ROBERT FATTON will discuss the future of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital on Jan. 12. Fatton is the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in Politics at U.Va. and is the author of several books and numerous scholarly articles on democratization.

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Latin America: In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic rise of leftist governments in Latin America. At the same time, there has also been a substantive decline in U.S. influence in the region, perhaps best exemplified by the failed launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). And long-standing issues such as drug control and immigration remain at the forefront of U.S.-Latin American policy concerns. For these reasons, in the fall of 2008, ten years after Chavez' landmark election in 1998, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia launched a special ongoing Forum series focused on Latin America.

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