February 13, 2012 -As violence erupted in Greece, I guest-hosted CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange talking about economic policy challenges. Watch the video by clicking on the image below:
Video, audio, and transcript from “Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti,” a Council on Foreign Relations panel discussion in which Michele participated February 18, 2010.
Pamela Cox, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank Group
Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Michele Wucker, Executive Director, World Policy Institute
Marcus Mabry, International Business Editor, New York Times
Watch experts discuss the political and economic challenges facing Haiti and the role foreign aid can play in the country’s recovery and development.
Il faut à tout prix éviter de refaire les erreurs du passé et utiliser la reconstruction comme une occasion d’engager la société civile haïtienne…..
- Par Michele Wucker
- Michele Wucker est la directrice exécutive du World Policy Institute (Institut des politiques mondiales) et l’auteure de Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola [Pourquoi le coq se bat: Dominicains, Haïtiens et le combat pour Hispaniola]
(translation of the article that appeared on ForeignPolicy.com Jannuary 19th)
That fact should be top of mind as leaders gather in Montreal this week to plan country’s rebuilding
by Kenneth Kidd
follow this link for the full story from the Toronto Star.
My two cents:
The danger, says Michele Wucker, executive director of the World Policy Institute in New York, is that talks could get mired in an ideological debate over the role of the private sector and the state in Haiti’s future.
“You need both,” says Wucker. “You need an engaged private sector, a strong state, and you need accountability for both.
“In the best-case scenario, the rebuilding process is done in such a way that Haitian civil society is engaged, that there’s a way for communities to communicate what their priorities are.”
And whatever the eventual details of that reconstruction, attaining one legacy may well be crucial.
“The focus (should be) on collaboration and building the capacity of the Haitian government, so that, at the end of the process, we have some institutions that can withstand changes of government at the top.”
On January 21. I appeared with Marselha Gonçalves Margerin of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights on a Worldfocus Radio segment on the Dominican Republic and Haiti, hosted by Martin Savidge. Follow the link for audio and comments.
Here are links to my recent appearances on National Public Radio talking about the Haiti earthquake and Dominican-Haitian relations.
Latino USA, January 21 The Haiti Tragedy (scroll down to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America)
Talk of the Nation, January 25: To Rebuild, Put Haitians in the Lead
Video from my appearance on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO Canada, from Friday January 15th, discussing Haiti with Gage Averill, Elizabeth Abbott, Chantalle Verna, and Kara McDonald.
Video clip from my appearance on Laura Flanders’s show, GritTV Tuesday, January 19, along with Rodney Leon and Bill Fletcher Jr. discussing priorities as Haiti rebuilds.