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From Duvalier to Preval

From Duvalier to Preval: Haiti Today and Yesterday International Conference at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 21 and 22 June, 2010.

Call for Papers and Expression of Interest

In 1979 Dr David Nicholls published a widely acclaimed book From Dessalines to Duvalier and followed it shortly after with another on Haiti in Caribbean Context. The aim of this two-day conference is to explore themes developed in these books and relate them to understanding and developing Haiti today.

The first day will examine the contemporary and historical evolution of politics in Haiti and how it relates to prospects for economic and social development today. Invited speakers will address these themes from both an academic and development practitioner viewpoint.

The second day will examine the present and past position of Haiti in the Caribbean and how it relates to the region and to the wider world. Again invited speakers will address these themes from both an academic and a practitioner viewpoint.

Proposals for papers on the themes of both days and/or expressions of interest in attending should be sent by 31 December 2009 to Paul Sutton or Kate Quinn. Proposals for papers should have a title and a short summary of the themes to be discussed.

The conference is being supported by the David Nicholls Memorial Trust and some financial support for those presenting papers at the conference may be made available.

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