The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue
Dr Peter Hakim, Dr Abigail Horn, Dr Robert Maguire, Dr Max G Manwaring, Dr Donald E Schulz
Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
"This Special Report contains an account of a conference on 'The Challenge of Haiti's Future,' sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue, and held on February 10-11, 1997, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. The participants at the meeting addressed three broad issues: social and economic advance in Haiti, achieving democracy and the rule of law, and the role of the United States and the international community in Haiti. Conferees set forth numerous specific observations and policy recommendations. Recurring themes centered on the continuing need for almost universal reforms; the need to manage expectations among all actors, both Haitian and foreign; the need to assist Haitians to participate more effectively in political and economic decision-making processes; and the need for organized and integrated, long-term, outside involvement, and support for sustainable development."